Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years
1797 City of Albany 1997
Serving as the Capital City of the State of New York
For twenty years, after the establishment of the State of new York in 1777, the State Legislature moved annually among New York City, Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Albany for its meetings. As the upstate population grew, its elected representatives lobbied to establish a permanent state capital in a central location. On January 3, 1797, the New York State Legislature convened at the old Albany City Hall (Stadt Huys), where they had met periodically during and after the Revolutionary War. On March 10, 1797, a bill calling for the erection of a state office building in the City of Albany passed both houses of the legislature. The new law also established the offices of the Secretary of State, Clerk of the Supreme Court, Comptroller and Treasurer in Albany. A provision of the law also said that the Senate and Assembly would convene in the City of Albany on the first Tuesday of January, rendering it the seat of State government.
Dedicated to and for the
People of the State of New York
The Honorable George E.
Governor, State of New York Mayor, City of Albany
May 28, 1997
Erected 1997 by State of New York and City of Albany.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 38.889′ N, 73° 45.022′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Broadway, on the right when traveling north. The marker is beside the sidewalk along Broadway and on the lawn of the The SUNY System Administration Building, also known as the Old D&H Railroad Building,. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial (here, next to this marker); SUNY Plaza (here, next to this marker); Second Albany City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Poor House in the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); Building A Place to Live (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Telephone Central Office in New York State (about 600 feet away); Fort Orange (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,316 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.