Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Born July 26, 1739, Little Britain, N. Y.
Married February 7, 1770, Cornelia Tappen
Died April 20, 1812, Buried Washington, D. C.
Ulster County Clerk, 1759 – 1812
Brigadier General, Revolutionary War
First Governor of New York State, 1777 – 1795; 1801 – 1804
Vice President of the United States under Jefferson and Madison, 1804 – 1812
Body and monument brought to this site May 30, 1908
[ Lower Marker : ]
To the Memory of George Clinton
He was Born in the State of New York on the 26th July, 1739, and Died at the City of Washington on the 20th April, 1812, In the 73rd Year of his Age.
He was a Soldier and Statesman of the Revolution, Eminent in Council, Distinguished in War. He filled with Unexampled Usefulness, Purity and Ability, Among many other High Offices, those of Governor of his Native State, and Vice President of the United States.
While he lived, His virtue, Wisdom, and Valor were the Pride, the Ornament and Security of his Country, and when He Died, He left an illustrious Example of a Well Spent Life,
Worthy of all Imitation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1973.
Location. 41° 55.955′ N, 74° 1.132′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in front of the Old Dutch Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named George Clinton (here, next to this marker); “The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Town of Kingston in Ulster County” (a few steps from this marker); George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Patriots of the Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Old Dutch Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Dutch Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Leuven Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Cornelius C. Elmendorph House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Also see . . . Biography of George Clinton. (Submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.