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Athens in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jan Van Loon House

 
 
Jan Van Loon House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, November 18, 2018
1. Jan Van Loon House Marker
Inscription.  Built 1706 by Jan Van Loon chief holder Loonenburgh Pat. 1688. Athens Village first called Loonenburgh.
 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
 
Location. 42° 15.446′ N, 73° 48.692′ W. Marker is in Athens, New York, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and Old South Washington Street, on the left when traveling north on South Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 S Washington Street, Athens NY 12015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athens Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Northrup House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pride Flag (approx. ¼ mile away); Steamboat Disaster (approx. half a mile away); Hudson, New York (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lafayette's Tour (approx. 0.7 miles away); A. Van Loon House (approx. ¾ mile away); Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
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Regarding Jan Van Loon House. Jan Van Loon was the first European settler in this area. The structure standing here only has one wall remaining from the house Jan built. One of his eight children, Albertus, built the house still standing at 85 North Washington Street in 1724.

In 1800, Jan grandson John sold the land to Issac Northrup who founded the village of Athens, NY.
 
Also see . . .  Jan Van Loon House (Wikipedia). Excellent references in this article regarding the history and architecture of Athens. (Submitted on November 19, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Jan Van Loon House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, November 18, 2018
2. Jan Van Loon House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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