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Amsterdam in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Claus Mansion

200 Ft South

 
 
Claus Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
1. Claus Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Built 1762 by Sir Wm. Johnson for his daughter Nancy. [It] stood between the river and the present railroad track.
 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era.
 
Location. 42° 57.267′ N, 74° 13.218′ W. Marker is in Amsterdam, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (New York State Route 5) and Guy Park Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. At far entrance to Amsterdam Amtrak stop parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam NY 12010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amsterdam World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guy Park, 1766 (approx. ¾ mile away); Center of Operations (approx. ¾ mile away); Putman's Lock Grocery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Johnson Trail (approx. one mile away); Fort Johnson (approx. one mile away); The Orchard at Old Fort Johnson
Claus Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Claus Mansion Marker
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Fort Johnson (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Looking south from marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
3. Looking south from marker
Claus Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 20, 2019
4. Claus Mansion Marker
Looking towards the south past the marker
Claus Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
5. Claus Mansion Marker
Mansion was approximately here
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   4. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   5. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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