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Johnstown in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Founder of Johnstown

(Sir William Johnson)

 
 
Founder of Johnstown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
1. Founder of Johnstown Marker
Inscription.   In efforts to develop great land holdings, he surveyed and laid out the village of Johnstown, built the first public school, and after Tryon County was set off in 1772, ensured the location of the county seat here. Interested in learning, he was a member of the board of trustees of King's College, now Columbia University, a founding member of the first board of trustees of Queen's College, now Rutgers University. Made a member of the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, he established a church for the Indians at Canajoharie, and built the first church at Johnstown in 1766. He effected the translation of some of the Gospels into the Mohawk Indian language and published a prayer book for them.

He aided and assisted emigrants from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and Germany, to settle on his lands. Being known for his kindness to help the unfortunate.

A successful military commander, a great colonial administrator, and the "Builder of an Empire."
 
Erected 1971 by City of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.
 
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Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
 
Location. 43° 0.396′ N, 74° 22.397′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Main Street. Between William & Market Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Superintendent of Indian Affairs (here, next to this marker); A Military Commander (here, next to this marker); A Colonial (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (here, next to this marker); Grave of Sir William Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Historic Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
 
Sir William Johnson Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
2. Sir William Johnson Memorial Park
Sir William Johnson Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
3. Sir William Johnson Memorial Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2012, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2012, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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