Clermont in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1976 by The Livingston Manor Grange.
Location. 42° 5.21′ 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 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.
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1. Clermont: A Town Rich in History and Strong in Spirit. 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 historical areas such as Boston and Philadelphia. The famous steamboat of Robert Fulton was named after Clermont (Submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.