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Peru in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peruís First Settler

 
 
Peruís First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 13, 2019
1. Peruís First Settler Marker
Inscription.  William Hay, a Scotsman, was Peru's first settler. He built his house in this vicinity in 1772. Hay had a friendly relationship with Benedict Arnold and witnessed the "Battle of Valcour.” The town's first marriage was between Hay's daughter, Maby, and Lott Elmore.
 
Erected 2017 by Town of Peru.
 
Location. 44° 37.11′ N, 73° 26.732′ W. Marker is in Peru, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on U.S. 9, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peru NY 12972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sax House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Possession House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blast Furnace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Friswell Patent (approx. ĺ mile away); Gilliland Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Valcour (approx. 0.9 miles away); Port Jackson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gilliland Cemetery (approx. one mile away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Peruís First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 13, 2019
2. Peruís First Settler Marker
The marker is at the entrance to a state boat launch for Lake Champlain. This is a particularly nice one with a view of a lighthouse, Revolutionary War battle site, and of course, the lake itself and always a nice breeze.
Valcour Island Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 13, 2019
3. Valcour Island Lighthouse
Light is visible from this boat launch.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   3. submitted on July 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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