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

Helderbergs

 
 
Helderbergs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
1. Helderbergs Marker
Inscription.  
The name means clear
mountains. They have been
called "the key to the
geology of North America"

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNatural Features.
 
Location. 42° 39.097′ N, 74° 0.446′ W. Marker is in Voorheesville, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Thacher Park Road (County Route 157), on the right when traveling west. The marker had been roadside in John Boyd Thatcher State Park near the entrance to the Greenhouse & Yellow Rocks picnic areas, but it has been moved to an area of higher visibility near the scenic overlook parking. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Voorheesville NY 12186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Indian Ladder Trail (approx. Ό mile away); The Tory Cave (approx. Ό mile away); Thacher Point (approx. half a mile away); Tory Cave 1777 (approx. half a mile away); Indian Ladder
Helderbergs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 29, 2022
2. Helderbergs Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Crounse (approx. one mile away); Locust Vale School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indian Ladder Farms (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Voorheesville.
 
Also see . . .  Thatcher State Park website. (Submitted on January 30, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Former Location of the <i>Helderbergs</i> Marker near the Greenhouse pavilion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 28, 2012
3. Former Location of the Helderbergs Marker near the Greenhouse pavilion
The relocated Helderbergs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 29, 2022
4. The relocated Helderbergs Marker
Helderbergs Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 22, 2012
5. Helderbergs Map
This model of the Helderberg Escarpment is on display at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, which is located on the lands of Thompson's Lake State Park.
Thacher Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 26, 2012
6. Thacher Park
Visitors to Thacher Park enjoy a winter view of the Helderberg Escarpment near the Minelot Falls overlook.
The Helderbergs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 19, 2011
7. The Helderbergs
Apple trees of the Indian Ladder Farms, along Route 156, grow to the east of the Helderberg Escarpment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on June 5, 2022, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on January 29, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on June 5, 2022, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5, 6. submitted on February 27, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   7. submitted on February 28, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022