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Ballston in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eliphalet Ball

1722-1797

 

— Site of original home —

 
Eliphalet Ball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 6, 2018
1. Eliphalet Ball Marker
Inscription.  Founder, Ballston, 1770. Established first real settlement in Ballston
 
Erected by Town of Ballston.
 
Location. 42° 57.566′ N, 73° 51.892′ W. Marker is in Ballston, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on New York State Route 50, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ballston Lake NY 12019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Samuel Young (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ballston Site Of (approx. ¼ mile away); McCrea Hill (approx. half a mile away); Stephen White (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kayaderosseras (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ballston Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ballston Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Samuel Davis MD (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballston.
 
Regarding Eliphalet Ball. Eliphalet Ball came from New Haven, CT along with a few dozen settlers in 1771 in this area near to the McDonald brother’s cabins. Rev. Ball built his first church just to the southwest of this location. The first
Site around marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 6, 2018
2. Site around marker
town meeting was held there.

Legend holds that Rev. Ball bought the naming rights to the town from the McDonalds for a quart of rum
 
Also see . . .
1. Site of Ball’s first church. (Submitted on December 6, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. The McDonalds Marker. (Submitted on December 6, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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