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

Nassau Academy

 
 
Nassau Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
1. Nassau Academy Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1835 as a private preparatory school. Alumnus V. Colvin surveyed the Adirondack State Park.
 
Erected by Historical Society of Esquatak.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 42° 31.004′ N, 73° 36.831′ W. Marker is in Nassau, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on U.S. 20 west of John Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located beside the sidewalk on the south side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nassau NY 12123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nassau Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away); Abraham Van Ness (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Van Ness (approx. 3.9 miles away); Riders Mills Schoolhouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); Log Meeting House Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Brainard Rural (approx. 5 miles away); Founded 1782 (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Nassau Academy Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west along US Highway 20</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
2. Nassau Academy Marker
(wide view looking west along US Highway 20)

1. Verplanck Colvin (Wikipedia). Verplanck Colvin was a lawyer and topographical engineer whose understanding and appreciation for the environment of the Adirondack Mountains led to the creation of New York's Forest Preserve and the Adirondack Park. During the Civil War his family moved to Nassau. There he attended Nassau Academy, where he excelled in the sciences, and graduated in 1864. (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. History of Nassau, New York. The Nassau academy was incorporated in 1835 by Lyman Vandenburgh, Samuel W. Hoag, Dr. Samuel McClellan, Dr. Ebenezer D. Bassett. Reuben Merchant. Samuel B. Ludlow, John Alden, Smith Griffith and William B. Hermance. The school building was built the same year. (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Sutherland Elementary School<br>(<i>uphill from marker • near former site of Nassau Academy</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
3. Sutherland Elementary School
(uphill from marker • near former site of Nassau Academy)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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