Clermont in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Public School in New York
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Education.
Location. 42° 5.196′ N, 73° 49.526′ 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 beside the highway, directly in front of the Academy building. 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); The Clermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall Clermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Luke's Church Clermont (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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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Also see . . . Public Schools in Clermont. The first public school in the State of New York was established in 1791 on the edge of the road in front of the site where the Town Hall now stands. The Clermont Academy in the village was built in 1834 on land given by Edward Livingston. The south room was rented to the district for school purposes, the north room was used by the Christian Endeavor Society. The large room in the upper part was used for religious services and Sunday School. (Submitted on July 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.