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Colonie in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shaker Cemetery

 
 
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
1. Shaker Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
First burials occurred on
this historic site in 1787-
Mother Ann Lee and early leaders
reburied here later

 
Erected by Town of Colonie.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWomen.
 
Location. 42° 44.346′ N, 73° 48.972′ W. Marker is in Colonie, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Heritage Lane, 0.1 miles east of Airline Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. America's First Shaker Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother Ann Lee (approx. ¼ mile away); Shaker Church Family Barn (approx. ¼ mile away); Wash House & Cannery (c.1858) (approx. ¼ mile away); Brethren's Workshop (1822) (approx. ¼ mile away); Shaker Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Creamery (1856) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sisters' Workshop (1840) (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
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 Shaker Heritage Society, Albany, NY. America's First Shaker Settlement (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Albany Airport built on Shaker Land
Land was acquired from the Watervliet Shakers in 1928 and construction of the new [Albany] airport began early that year. The Shakers played an important role in the Airport's early development. During the construction, they loaned tractors and tools to the work crews and often invited the workers to have lunch with them.

The body of Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker community who died in 1784, was interred underneath what became one of the airport's runways. Her body, along with that of her brother, Father William Lee, was later reinterred in the community cemetery located on what was later called Watervliet Shaker Road, but now called Heritage Lane.
    — Submitted March 30, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.

 
Additional keywords. Watervliet Shakers
 
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
2. Shaker Cemetery Marker
Shaker cemetery where Mother Ann Lee, the leader and founder of the American Shakers, is buried along with 444 other Shakers
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 29, 2008
3. Shaker Cemetery Marker
Shaker Cemetery Marker - Mother Ann Lee image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
4. Shaker Cemetery Marker - Mother Ann Lee
Final Resting Place of Mother Ann Lee image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 28, 2009
5. Final Resting Place of Mother Ann Lee
Mother Ann Lee - Shaker Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
6. Mother Ann Lee - Shaker Cemetery
Born in Manchester
ENGLAND.
FEB.29,1736.
Died In Watervliet N.Y.
SEPT. 8,1784.
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
7. Shaker Cemetery Marker
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 19, 2016
8. Shaker Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,616 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on April 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on April 1, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   6. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   7. submitted on March 31, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on November 16, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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