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Birthplace of Modern Electricity

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
1. Birthplace of Modern Electricity Marker
Inscription.  
Birthplace of
Modern Electricity
Here discovering magnetic
induction, Joseph Henry
pioneered the telegraph
and electric motor, 1829-31.

 
Erected 1940 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 39.152′ N, 73° 45.338′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Washington Ave. (New York State Route 5) west of Eagle Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Academy Park which is across Washington Ave. from the New York State Capitol building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. NSDAR Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Academy Park (within shouting distance of this marker); LaFayette Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Henry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schuyler Mansion (about 300 feet away); General Philip Henry Sheridan Monument
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 25, 2006
2. Birthplace of Modern Electricity Marker
An earlier, faded paint scheme on this marker.
(about 300 feet away); 200th Anniversary of Albany Charter (about 300 feet away); Kilian Van Rensselaer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Regarding Birthplace of Modern Electricity. The standard international unit of inductance is the Henry, named after the American scientist who discovered electromagnetic induction at about the same time as Michael Faraday in England, whose name is used for the unit of capacitance, the Farad.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
3. Birthplace of Modern Electricity Marker
The marker is surrounded by the tents of the Occupy Albany protesters who have set up camp in city owned Academy Park.
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
4. Birthplace of Modern Electricity Marker
Acadamy Park and the Birthplace marker beside Washington Ave.
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 2, 2013
5. Birthplace of Modern Electricity Marker
The Marker is in Academy Park, which is across Washington Avenue from the New York State capital.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on October 11, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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