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

Whipple Farm

 
 
Whipple Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 12, 2011
1. Whipple Farm Marker
Inscription.
Settled by Malachi
Whipple of Conn. about
1793. In 1820 farm
won premium as model
farm in Albany County

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 41.767′ N, 74° 3.358′ W. Marker is in Knox, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Berne-Altamont Road (New York State Route 156), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1322 Route 156, Knox NY 12107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Inn of George Severson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Altamont (approx. 1.3 miles away); Altamont High School (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Groot (approx. 1.5 miles away); Severson House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Plank Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Family Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jacob Van Aernam (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Whipple Farm. Malachi Whipple, another representative man, came from Stonington, Conn., to this town about the year 1793, and bought what has ever since been known as the Whipple farm.
This farm in 1820 took the premium as the model farm in Albany County.
Whipple Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 12, 2011
2. Whipple Farm Marker
Looking East along Rt 156.
This premium was two solid silver pitchers and five silver cups, which are still in the possession of the family. He afterward received premiums on sheep, on wool and on cloth. In 1825 he removed to the village of Berne; bought the grist-mill property, and built the present mill. The valuable property of E .V. Filkins, the widow Fairlees, adn that of the widown Davis, were included in this purchase.
- Bi-centennial history of Albany: History of the county of Albany, NY from 1609 to 1886. Volume 2 By George Rogers Howell, Jonathan Tenney, W.W. Munsell & Co., New York 1886, "The Township of Berne", pages 802-3.
 
Also see . . .
1. Silver Grail of the Whipples Comes Home. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Malachi Whipple on the Helderberg Hilltowns Wiki Page. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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