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

A Colonial

(Sir William Johnson)

A Colonial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
1. A Colonial Marker
Inscription.   Sent to the Province of New York in 1737, by his uncle Sir Peter Warren for the purpose of supervising landed property in the Mohawk Valley, William Johnson engaged in trade with settlers and Indians.

Prospering in mercantile enterprises, he began the purchase of lands which eventually comprised 210,000 acres in Colonial New York, at the time of his death in 1774.

Commissioned an officer of the Provincial Militia during George's War, he supplied Frontier outposts from Schenectady to Oswego, through constant dealing with the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, he gained an incredible knowledge of Indian Affairs and administration.. His first home lay south of the Mohawk in the Patent of Warrensbush. Prospering financially he built his second home on the Mohawk, a substantial stone dwelling he called Fort Johnson.

On 10 July 1751 he was sworn in as a member of the Governor's Council of the Province of New York, and two years later attended and took part in, the famous "Albany Congress" of 1754
Erected 1971 by City of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.
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is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is July 10, 1751.
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. Founder of Johnstown (here, next to this marker); Superintendent of Indian Affairs (here, next to this marker); A Military Commander (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2024. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2012, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 2, 2012, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 23, 2024