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Johnson Hall - 1763

Johnstown

 

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Johnson Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 31, 2007
1. Johnson Hall Marker
Inscription.
Historic New York
Johnson Hall - 1763
Johnstown

    Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), Indian trader, statesman,diplomat and Colonial Empire Builder, in 1763 built Johnson Hall, the center of his estate and the scene of many Indian conferences.

    Coming from Ireland in 1738, Johnson traded with the Indians and acquired great influence over them. After defeating the French at Lake George in 1755, he was created a baronet and made Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern Colonies. In 1766 he ended the Pontiac uprising, and in 1768 negotiated the Treaty of Fort Stanwix.

    At Johnstown, which he founded and colonized, Johnson Hall stands as a monument to his constructive achievement.
 
Erected 1965 by New York State Education Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.401′ N, 74° 22.44′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on North William Street (New York State Route 29) near W. Main Street (New York State Route 67), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located in the grassy area between pakring lots across
Johnson Hall - 1763 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 3, 2008
2. Johnson Hall - 1763 Marker
This is the back side of the marker. You can see that it is located in Sir William Johnson Memorial Park across the street from the Colonial Court House.
the street from the Fulton County Court House in Johnstown, New York. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tryon County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder of Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Superintendent of Indian Affairs (within shouting distance of this marker); A Military Commander (within shouting distance of this marker); A Colonial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Sir William Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
 
Regarding Johnson Hall - 1763. The marker is about Johnson Hall which is actually a half a mile away from where the marker is located.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Johnson Hall State Historic Site is a half mile away from this marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on July 11, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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