Near Copake Falls in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Isaac Chesbrough House
Iron Works Trail
This Greek Revival style dwelling appears on maps dating to 1858. The home was likely built in the late 1840s to early 1850s for Isaac Chesbrough, who owned the house until his death in 1893. Chesbrough was the first foreman of the Copake Iron Works. He married Lemuel Pomeroy II's daughter Harriet around 1840. After his father-in-law's death in 1849, Chesbrough gradually bought out the heirs to the company, and in 1862, sold the Copake Iron Works to Frederick Miles. (Marker Number 17.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 42° 7.198′ N, 73° 30.942′ W. Marker is near Copake Falls, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is on Valley View Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the entrance to the Copake Iron Works parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Copake Falls NY 12517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blast Furnace & Charging Deck (within shouting distance of this marker); Pomeroy Homes (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Pomeroy Houses Copake Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Pomeroy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blowing Engine House (about 500 feet away); Charcoal Blast Furnace Operations (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Copake Iron Works (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copake Falls.
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