Rensselaer in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
written there 1758
Erected 1939 by New York State Education Department.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 42° 37.842′ N, 73° 44.636′ W. Marker is in Rensselaer, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Turnpike (U.S. 20) and South Street (New York State Route 9J), on the right when traveling west on Columbia Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rensselaer NY 12144, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trade Partners Along the Hudson (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Crailo (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Van Nassau (approx. ¾ mile away); Glenn Curtiss Flight (approx. 0.8 miles away); U.S.S. Slater (approx. 0.9 miles away); Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present (approx. 0.9 miles away); Phase 2 Albany 1997 - 2001 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rensselaer.
Regarding Fort Crailo.
A-riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.
‘Yankee Doodle’ tune traced to Fort Crailo British physician’s song poked fun at militia
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Also see . . .
1. The New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. (Submitted on March 10, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Crailo State Historic Site - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Crailo State Historic Site is a museum of Colonial New Netherland history in the upper Hudson Valley. Originally a part of the vast landholding called the Manor or Patroonship of Rensselaerswyck, the Crailo farm was named after the Van Rensselaer's estate in the Netherlands, variously spelled Crayloo or Cralo in the 17th century, and meaning "crows' wood" in Dutch. Crailo was built in the early 18th century by Hendrick Van Rensselaer, grandson of the First Patroon. Hendrick died in 1740 and his eldest son, Johannes, inherited Crailo. He remodeled the house and added an east wing in the Georgian style, reflecting the increasing influence of the English on the Albany-area Dutch.In the late 18th century, Crailo was remodeled in the Federal style. (Submitted on March 10, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on March 10, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
4. Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings. (Submitted on March 10, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
5. National Historic Landmarks Progarm - National Park Service. (Submitted on March 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
6. National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form. (Submitted on March 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
7. 'Yankee Doodle' turns 250 - maybe (AP article). (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 9, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.