Schenectady in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Joseph C. Yates
Joseph C. Yates,
Nov. 9, 1768.
He was the First Mayor of Schenectady,
State Senator, Judge of the
Supreme Court, and Governor of the
State of New York,
Died at his Residence, East Corner
Governor's Lane, March 19, 1837. Centennial Tablet 1898.
Erected 1898 by City of Schenectady.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 49.08′ N, 73° 56.801′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on Front Street, on the right when traveling east. The Joseph C. Yates marker is in the historic Stockade district of Schenectady, the first Historic District established in New York. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Front Street, Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Queen's Fort Oldest House (about 300 feet away); Cur Non? (about 300 feet away); St. George's Church 1762 (about 300 feet away); Toll House (about 400 feet away); 1832-1838 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
Regarding Joseph C. Yates. The American politician Joseph Christopher Yates, Governor of New York, was born in Schenectady, New York, on 9 November 1768. He was a son of Christopher Yates (1737-1785), who was a land surveyor and served during the Revolutionary War as colonel of a regiment of engineers, and was quartermaster-general under General Philip Schuyler. Yates studied and practiced law at Schenectady, and was one of the founders of Union College in 1795. He served as Mayor of Schenectady in 1798-1808, as state senator in 1806-07, and as judge of the New York Supreme Court in 1808-22, and was Governor of New York in 1823-25. He died in Schenectady on 19 March 1837; Yates County in New York State is named in his honor.
Also see . . .
1. Governor Joseph C. Yates. (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Gov. Yates House up for sale (Daily Gazette) . This news article is about a different building, also located in the Stockade section of Schenectady, on Front Street. The Joseph C. Yates birthplace marker is at 26 Front Street. The Gov. Yates House which is located at 17 Front Street, i.e. not the same house, is the one that is for sale. The article outlines some famous visitors to that house and some history. (Submitted on April 15, 2019.)
Additional keywords. Schenectady Stockade
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.