Guilderland in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Hamilton Union Church
Hamilton Union Church
Octagonal building used
also as a school house
built by Hamilton Mfg.
Society about 1797
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education.
Location. 42° 42.21′ N, 73° 54.559′ W. Marker is in Guilderland, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Western Avenue (U.S. 20) east of Schoolcraft Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the front lawn of the Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, near the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2291 Western Avenue, Guilderland NY 12084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schoolcraft House (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glass Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hamilton Glass House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farm of Evert Bancker The Vale of Tawasentha (approx. 1˝ miles away); Guilderland Town Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle of Normanskill (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guilderland.
Also see . . . Guilderland, New York.
Guilderland was originally a part of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck begun by Patroon Kiliaen van Rensselaer in 1629 as part of the New Netherland colony. By the end of the 17th century Dutch settlers from Albany and Schenectady began to establish farms in the area. At the start of the Town's founding, the Schoolcraft family was prominent. John Schoolcraft owned much property in Guilderland hamlet, ran an inn and tavern, was the first Justice of the Peace in the hamlet, an elder and trustee of the Hamilton Union Church, and a member of the first Guilderland School Board. (Submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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