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Athens in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jan Van Loon House

 
 
Jan Van Loon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, November 18, 2018
1. Jan Van Loon House Marker
Inscription.  Built 1706 by Jan Van Loon chief holder Loonenburgh Pat. 1688. Athens Village first called Loonenburgh.
 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 15.446′ N, 73° 48.692′ W. Marker is in Athens, New York, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and Old South Washington Street, on the left when traveling north on South Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 S Washington Street, Athens NY 12015, 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. Athens Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Northrup House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hudson, New York (approx. 0.6 miles away); A. Van Loon House (approx. mile away); Operation Desert Storm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Korea (approx. 1.2 miles away); WWII Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vietnam (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Regarding Jan Van Loon House. Jan Van Loon was the first European
Jan Van Loon House image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, November 18, 2018
2. Jan Van Loon House
settler in this area. The structure standing here only has one wall remaining from the house Jan built. One of his eight children, Albertus, built the house still standing at 85 North Washington Street in 1724.

In 1800, Jan grandson John sold the land to Issac Northrup who founded the village of Athens, NY.
 
Also see . . .  Jan Van Loon House (Wikipedia). Excellent references in this article regarding the history and architecture of Athens. (Submitted on November 19, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

More. Search the internet for Jan Van Loon House.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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