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East Greenbush in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Citizen Genet

1763-1834

 
 
Citizen Genet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
1. Citizen Genet Marker
Inscription.  
Settled two miles west
of here about 1800
Grave behind this church

 
Erected 1949 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 35.312′ N, 73° 41.971′ W. Marker is in East Greenbush, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Turnpike (U.S. 20) and Hays Road, on the right when traveling east on Columbia Turnpike. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of Greenbush Reformed Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 688 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush NY 12061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Crailo (approx. 3.7 miles away); Glenn Curtiss Flight (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort Van Nassau (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx.
Citizen Genet Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west along Columbia Turnpike</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
2. Citizen Genet Marker
(wide view looking west along Columbia Turnpike)
4 miles away); Trade Partners Along the Hudson (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Crailo (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Edmond-Charles Genęt (Wikipedia). Edmond-Charles Genęt, also known as Citizen Genęt, was the French envoy to the United States during the French Revolution. His actions on arriving in the United States led to a major political and international incident, which was termed the Citizen Genęt Affair. Because of his actions, President George Washington asked the French government to recall him. During this time, the government in France changed and an arrest warrant was issued for Genęt. Fearing for his life, he asked for asylum in America, which was granted. Genęt stayed in the United States until his death. (Submitted on August 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Edmond-Charles Genęt (Find A Grave). Genet grew disenchanted with monarchy as a form of government and by 1792 his brash manner had made him unwelcome at the Court of Empress Catherine the Great. When the Girondists rose to power in France in 1793 he was appointed Minister to the United States leading to the "Citizen Genet Affair". Genet knew he would be executed upon his return home and requested political asylum which
Greenbush Reformed Church<br>(<i>view from Columbia Turnpike • marker visible on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
3. Greenbush Reformed Church
(view from Columbia Turnpike • marker visible on right)
was granted by George Washington. Citizen Genet had sense enough to cease his difficult ways and lived out his days as a prosperous New York farmer and author. (Submitted on August 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Greenbush Reformed Church Cemetery<br>(<i>Genet family plot in foreground</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
4. Greenbush Reformed Church Cemetery
(Genet family plot in foreground)
Genet Family Plot<br>(<i>Greenbush Reformed Church in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
5. Genet Family Plot
(Greenbush Reformed Church in background)
Edmond-Charles Genęt grave marker is at bottom center.
Edmond-Charles Genęt Grave Marker (<i>on right side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
6. Edmond-Charles Genęt Grave Marker (on right side)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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