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Near Harpersfield in Delaware County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First House

 
 
First House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 31, 2020
1. First House Marker
Inscription.  
This stone marks the location of the first house erected in the Town of Harpersfield in 1771 by John Harper for whom this town was named. It was burned in 1777 by the Indians and Tories under Brandt and Butler.
 
Erected 1927 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Town of Harpersfield.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 26.237′ N, 74° 41.731′ W. Marker is near Harpersfield, New York, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 23 and Colonel Harper Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 23. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpersfield NY 13786, 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. Harpersfield Toll Gate (approx. 0.9 miles away); Utsayantha Lake (approx. 3.9 miles away); Herring Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); In Memory of Our Heroic Dead (approx. 4˝ miles away); 1983 - 1984 - 1986 (approx. 4.7
First House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 31, 2020
2. First House Marker
miles away); Mount Utsayantha (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. Peters (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mill Stones (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 26, 2021