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

Wilson Farmhouse

 
 
Wilson Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 12, 2010
1. Wilson Farmhouse Marker
Inscription.  
Samuel "Uncle Sam" & Ebenezer
Wilson built their home here on
Mount Ida, overlooking Troy. The
surrounding orchard and nearby
hillside were ideal for grazing
animals, assuring a steady supply
of livestock for their growing meat
packing business, established in 1793.

 
Erected 2009 by Uncle Sam Memorial Foundation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 42° 43.506′ N, 73° 41.112′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from Prospect Park Road. The marker is near the dead end of Prospect Park Road, just beyond the Troy overlook parking spot, within Troy's Prospect Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Prospect Park Road, Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E. & S. Wilson – Brick Manufactory (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Uncle Sam” Wilson’s Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 7, 2010
2. Wilson Farmhouse Marker
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miles away); Rev. Peter Havermans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Norman Rockwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gasholder House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emma Hart Willard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Also see . . .  Hometown of Uncle Sam: Troy, New York. Roadside American website entry (Submitted on May 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Wilson Farmhouse Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 12, 2010
3. Wilson Farmhouse Marker Detail
Photo of the map on the marker. Map indicates the 1818 location of the Wilson farmhouse on Mount Ida, in what is now Troy's Prospect Park.
Wilson Farmhouse Marker in Prospect Park image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 12, 2010
4. Wilson Farmhouse Marker in Prospect Park
Prospect Park image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 7, 2010
5. Prospect Park
Prospect Park offers great views over down town Troy. The Wilson Farmhouse Marker is circled above in the back ground on the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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