Voorheesville in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1906 and 1907, John B. Thacher had purchased several adjacent farms along the cliff to protect it from development at a time when limestone was becoming a valuable building material. Because of his foresight and actions, this beautiful natural resource will forever be preserved for future generations.
"Here in future years will come people in search of recreation; students in quest of historical inspiration and geologists to study one of the oldest geological formations of the world. History, happiness, and science all meet on this spot and pay tribute to the memory of the man in whose honor this park was presented to the State and gratitude to the generosity of the lady who made this valued spot a State possession." - Governor Martin Glynn, Dedication Speech, September 14, 1914.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Environment • Paleontology.
Location. 42° 39.314′ N, 74° 0.972′ W. Marker is in Voorheesville, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from Thacher Park Road. Marker is located at Thacher Point. 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. Tory Cave 1777 (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Ladder (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indian Ladder Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tory Cave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Helderbergs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Henry Crounse (approx. 1½ miles away); Knox School #5 (approx. 1½ miles away); Locust Vale School (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Voorheesville.
Additional keywords. Thacher Park, Verplanck Colvin
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 19, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.