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Colonie in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shaker Cemetery

 
 
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
1. Shaker Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
First burials occurred on
this historic site in 1787-
Mother Ann Lee and early leaders
reburied here later

 
Erected by Town of Colonie.
 
Location. 42° 44.346′ N, 73° 48.972′ W. Marker is in Colonie, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Heritage Lane 0.1 miles east of Airline Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shaker Church Family Barn (approx. mile away); Dalessondro Boulevard (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3 miles away); Latham (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lock 19 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. 3.8 miles away); Whipple Iron Truss Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cast Iron Whipple Truss Bridge, 1869 (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonie.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Watervliet Shaker Historic District, in Colonie, New York. (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Shaker Heritage Society, Albany, NY. America's First Shaker Settlement (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
2. Shaker Cemetery Marker
Shaker cemetery where Mother Ann Lee, the leader and founder of the American Shakers, is buried along with 444 other Shakers
 
 
Additional comments.
1. Albany Airport built on Shaker Land
Land was acquired from the Watervliet Shakers in 1928 and construction of the new [Albany] airport began early that year. The Shakers played an important role in the Airport's early development. During the construction, they loaned tractors and tools to the work crews and often invited the workers to have lunch with them.

The body of Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker community who died in 1784, was interred underneath what became one of the airport's runways. Her body, along with that of her brother, Father William Lee, was later reinterred in the community cemetery located on what was later called Watervliet Shaker Road, but now called Heritage Lane.
    — Submitted March 30, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.

 
Additional keywords. Watervliet Shakers
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Shaker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 29, 2008
3. Shaker Cemetery Marker
Shaker Cemetery Marker - Mother Ann Lee image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
4. Shaker Cemetery Marker - Mother Ann Lee
Final Resting Place of Mother Ann Lee image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 28, 2009
5. Final Resting Place of Mother Ann Lee
Mother Ann Lee - Shaker Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 23, 2011
6. Mother Ann Lee - Shaker Cemetery
Born in Manchester
ENGLAND.
FEB.29,1736.
Died In Watervliet N.Y.
SEPT. 8,1784.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on April 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on April 1, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   6. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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