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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Clermont in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Clermont

The Clermont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
1. The Clermont Marker
Since and prior to its incorporation in 1788, Clermont has played a significant role in the history of America. Clermont’s history includes: home of Robert R. Livingston, negotiator of Louisiana Purchase and a drafter of the Declaration of Independence. Birthplace of Philp Livingston, signer of Dec. of Independence. Home of Edward Livingston, Secretary of State under Jackson. Site of the first public school and one of the first 100 post offices in 1791. Home of the Academy in 1834 and the first agricultural fair in 1819. Home of the first steamboat, “The Clermont,” built by Robert Fulton in 1807 and backed by R.R. Livingston.
With pride in Clermont’s history and hope and expectation for the future we, the Livingston Manor Grange, established 1905, dedicate this monument July 17, 1976.
Erected 1976 by The Livingston Manor Grange.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
Location. 42° 5.21′ 
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N, 73° 49.527′ W. Marker is in Clermont, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is on U.S. 9, 0.1 miles north of Commons Road (County Route 6), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the lawn, overlooking the northeast corner of Clermont's 1834 Academy building and current Community Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1795 US Highway 9, Germantown NY 12526, 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. The Academy (a few steps from this marker); First Public School in New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall Clermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Luke's Church Clermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick House Built in 1804 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Calendar House (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Highland Turnpike (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clermont.
Regarding The Clermont.
In 1686 the King of England granted the Livingston family 160,000 acres that became known as the Livingston Manor or Clermont Estate. Robert Livingston Jr., who was a member of a well known family in the days of the revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, built up Clermont in the mid 1700’s.
Clermont is like a town version of other
The Clermont Marker (<i>back side</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
2. The Clermont Marker (back side)
The First Academy
American Revolution Bicentennial
historical areas such as Boston and Philadelphia. The famous steamboat of Robert Fulton was named after Clermont and had its port of registry here as well. Robert Livingston, or The Chancellor, as he was called because he held that position of highest judicial officer in New York State, administered the oath of office to George Washington.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Clermont, New York
Also see . . .
1. About Clermont. Town website entry (Submitted on April 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Steamboat Clermont. In 1801, Robert Fulton partnered with Robert Livingston to build the Clermont. Robert Fulton arrived at New York in 1806 and began the construction of the Clermont, named after Robert Livingston's estate on the Hudson river. On Monday, August 17, 1807, the first voyage of the Clermont was begun. Carrying a party of invited guests, the Clermont steamed off at one o'clock. Pine wood was the fuel. At one o'clock Tuesday the boat arrived at Clermont, 110 miles from New York City. (Submitted on July 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
The Clermont Marker (<i>wide view • 1834 Clermont Academy building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
3. The Clermont Marker (wide view • 1834 Clermont Academy building in background)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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