Defreestville in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Van Alen Home
Purchased 1778 by
John Evert Van Alen
born 1749-died 1807
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 42° 39.241′ N, 73° 41.875′ W. Marker is in Defreestville, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on Washington Avenue, 0.1 miles east of New York State Route 43, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1745 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer NY 12144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Crailo (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blooming Grove (about 600 feet away); David Defreest (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Erie Canal / Albany Basin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lil's Diner (approx. 2.4 miles away); Boardman & Gray Piano Factory (approx. 2.4 miles away); Albany Pump Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lincoln Mourned (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defreestville.
Also see . . . John Evert Van Alen House (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.