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

Landscaping Johnson Hall

 
 
Landscaping Johnson Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
1. Landscaping Johnson Hall Marker
Inscription.  New York State purchased Johnson Hall in 1906. At that time, after almost 150 years of changing ownership, only 20 acres remained intact of the original 700+ acre property. The Johnstown Historical Society, trustee of Johnson Hall in the early years of State ownership, posted bids in 1926 for a landscape design for the Hall's then desolate park grounds. A proposed "General Plan" established a figure 8 layout of paths and benches circling open lawns. This early twentieth century landscape has been restored to allow visitors to once again enjoy a stroll through a portion of the Johnson Hall's grounds.
 
Erected by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation and Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 43° 0.78′ N, 74° 22.879′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of W. State Street and Janet Drive
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By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
2. From Marker
on W. State Street. 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. Johnson Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Sir William Johnson, Baronet. (about 500 feet away); Johnson Hall State Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson Hall 1762 (approx. ¼ mile away); Who Was Sir William Johnson ? (approx. ¼ mile away); Johnson Hall / The Landscape of Johnson Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First St John's Church (approx. half a mile away); Colonial Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
 
From Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
3. From Marker
Map From Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
4. Map From Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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