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

First Meeting

 
 
First Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
1. First Meeting Marker
Inscription.
of Town of Guilderland
held April 5, 1803 in this
house at that time a
tavern conducted
by Hendrick Apple

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 42.619′ N, 73° 59.102′ W. Marker is in Guilderland, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 146 and Hurst Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 146. Touch for map. Marker is opposite Hurst Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 590 Route 146, Guilderland NY 12084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); House Built 1802 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Freeman House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Palatine Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Inn of Jacob Crounse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Knower House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr F. Crounse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Family Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guilderland.
 
Regarding First Meeting. Beginning in the 1760s, Hendrick Appel's tavern was a welcome site for tired Schoharie Road travelers, who would quaff his famous
First Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
2. First Meeting Marker
warming apple toddy. Guilderland's town fathers met here in 1803 to establish a town government. In the 1930s, the building became a restaurant called the Hawthorne Inn and was later a bed and breakfast called the Appel Inn. The site is now a venue for weddings and receptions.
 
Additional comments.
1.
According the local historian, Ms. Alice Gegley, the tavern owners name was originally spelled, "Appel", however he Americanized it after he was here a while.
    — Submitted November 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.

 
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The former Apple Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
3. The former Apple Tavern
The Former Tavern of Hendrick Apple image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
4. The Former Tavern of Hendrick Apple
The Former Apple Bed & Breakfast image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
5. The Former Apple Bed & Breakfast
The old Apple Tavern from across Rt 146, on Hurst Road image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2011
6. The old Apple Tavern from across Rt 146, on Hurst Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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