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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rensselaer County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Rensselaer County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Rensselaer County, NY (155) Albany County, NY (348) Columbia County, NY (231) Greene County, NY (118) Saratoga County, NY (496) Washington County, NY (157) Berkshire County, MA (149) Bennington County, VT (63)  RensselaerCounty(155) Rensselaer County (155)  AlbanyCounty(348) Albany County (348)  ColumbiaCounty(231) Columbia County (231)  GreeneCounty(118) Greene County (118)  SaratogaCounty(496) Saratoga County (496)  WashingtonCounty(157) Washington County (157)  BerkshireCountyMassachusetts(149) Berkshire County (149)  BenningtonCountyVermont(63) Bennington County (63)
Troy is the county seat for Rensselaer County
Adjacent to Rensselaer County, New York
      Albany County (348)  
      Columbia County (231)  
      Greene County (118)  
      Saratoga County (496)  
      Washington County (157)  
      Berkshire County, Massachusetts (149)  
      Bennington County, Vermont (63)  
 
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1New York, Rensselaer County, Averill Park — Sand Lake Baptist Church
On New York State Route 43, on the right when traveling west.
Built 1805 First Union Meeting House Est. For Protestant Worship The Town's Oldest Public Building Part Of The Underground R. R. Map (db m146560) HM
2New York, Rensselaer County, Averill Park — Sand Lake Union
On New York State Route 66, on the left when traveling north.
Cemetery formed 1841 from Rensselaer Glass Factory and Woodbine Cemeteries. Dr. Smith Boughton's grave, "Big Thunder" Anti-Rent WarMap (db m135069) HM
3New York, Rensselaer County, Averill Park — Sand Lake Veterans Memorial Park
On School Road.
Dedicated to those common men and women who proudly served our country with uncommon valorMap (db m137076) WM
4New York, Rensselaer County, Berlin — Berlin, New York War Memorials
On Main Street at Plank Road (County Route 40), on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
Statue Inscription: 1776 1812 1861 1898 Front Plaque In Honor And Memory of the Boys Of Berlin Who Served In World Wars I And II World War I Killed in Action Crandall, Jerry • Hull, Eugene • Mosher, . . . Map (db m148282) WM
5New York, Rensselaer County, Berlin — Came to America
On Bly Hollow Road (County Route 42) at Dutch Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Bly Hollow Road.
In May 1834, the first Guttermuth and Jordan families arrived from Bavaria, Germany and settled in this part of the country. This tablet is placed here in their memory by their descendants in the year 1934.Map (db m135110) HM
6New York, Rensselaer County, Berlin — Early Toll Road (Berlin, NY)
On County Route 38 at New York State Route 22, on the right when traveling east on County Route 38.
Elm Street and Green Hollow Road were part of the Eastern Turnpike enacted 1799 to improve existing road from Albany to Mass. line and thence to Boston.Map (db m88577) HM
Paid Advertisement
7New York, Rensselaer County, Berlin — The Evangelican Lutheran Church of West Berlin
On Dutch Church Road at Bly Hollow Road (County Route 42) on Dutch Church Road.
The original church was completed in 1862. The Gutermuths (Goodermote) and the Jordans (Verton) were among some of the first German settlers to establish this church. The German language was spoken until 1910. In 1967 fire damaged the rear portion . . . Map (db m135102) HM
8New York, Rensselaer County, Berlin — Van Veachton Rogers
On Plank Road (County Route 40) at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Plank Road.
Home of Van Veachton Rogers prominent concert harpist, teacher and composer who had a lasting influence in the harp world. 1864 - 1933Map (db m147969) HM
9New York, Rensselaer County, Brainard — Brainard Rural
On U.S. 20, 0.4 miles west of Firehouse Road, on the left when traveling west.
c. 1815 burial ground of Nassau’s early settlers including veterans of the American Revolution and Civil War.Map (db m138145) HM
10New York, Rensselaer County, Brunswick — District No. 6
On Brick Church Road (New York State Route 278) at Buck Road, on the right when traveling east on Brick Church Road.
District No. 6 c.1830 Brick school built on land granted by Luther and Olive Eddy. Later named the Lincoln School by students. Map (db m97563) HM
11New York, Rensselaer County, Brunswick — Gilead Church
On Hoosick Road (New York State Route 7) at Mickelhill Road, on the right when traveling north on Hoosick Road.
Gilead Church Lutheran, organized about 1746 by Palantine settlers, 400 feet east of this spot. Moved 2½ miles south to present site in 1817. Map (db m97561) HM
12New York, Rensselaer County, Castleton-on-Hudson — Hans Van Buren
On New York State Route 9J, on the right when traveling north.
Built this gambrel-roofed Dutch house in 1763 on 1,200 acres of leased patroon land. Descendants resided here until 1924.Map (db m132605) HM
13New York, Rensselaer County, Defreestville — Blooming Grove
On Bloomingrove Drive, 0.1 miles south of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Blooming Grove Reformed Church, est. 1814 N. J. Marselus first pastor 1st sanctuary January, 1817 This is the 3rd bldg. Here dedicated April, 1925Map (db m145275) HM
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14New York, Rensselaer County, Defreestville — David Defreest
On Jordan Road east of N Greenbush Road (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling east.
Family among early settlers Brick Homestead c. 1771 with gambrel roof and beam anchors Listed on National Register Town of North GreenbushMap (db m173882) HM
15New York, Rensselaer County, Defreestville — Fort Crailo
On New York State Route 43 at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on State Route 43.
5 miles Fort Crailo “Yankee Doodle" written there 1758Map (db m145291) HM
16New York, Rensselaer County, Defreestville — Van Alen Home
On Washington Avenue, 0.1 miles east of New York State Route 43, on the right when traveling east.
Built on 400 acre tract Purchased 1778 by John Evert Van Alen born 1749-died 1807 Congressman 1793-1799Map (db m145274) HM
17New York, Rensselaer County, Eagle Bridge — Eagle Bridge Buskirk Veterans Memorial
On New York State Route 67 at Eagle Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 67.
Eagle Bridge Buskirk Veterans Memorial Remember those who served and those who died Killed In Action Brown, Stanley Fosegah, Thomas Gould, Jay B. Hall, RobertMap (db m191107) WM
18New York, Rensselaer County, Eagle Mills — Col. Joseph Allen
On Brunswick Road (New York State Route 2), on the left when traveling east.
Former home of Col. Joseph H. Allen. Entrepreneur, industrialist politician, Civil War veteran b. 1821 - d. 1884. Buried - Eagle Mills CemeteryMap (db m137022) HM
19New York, Rensselaer County, Eagle Mills — Dist. 2 School
On Garfield Road south of Brunswick Road (New York State Route 2), on the right when traveling south.
1-room c. 1840-81. Named for James A. Garfield who taught here 1854-56 while a student at Williams College.Map (db m137026) HM
20New York, Rensselaer County, Eagle Mills — Home of Philip P. Dater1798
On Brunswick Road (New York State Route 2) at Garfield Road, on the left when traveling east on Brunswick Road.
Born 1790-died 1868 Served in War of 1812Map (db m137028) HM
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21New York, Rensselaer County, East Greenbush — Citizen Genet1763-1834
On Columbia Turnpike (U.S. 20) at Hays Road, on the right when traveling east on Columbia Turnpike.
Settled two miles west of here about 1800. Grave behind this church.Map (db m138138) HM
22New York, Rensselaer County, East Greenbush — NY-24 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On Columbia Turnpike (U.S. 20) at Hays Road, on the right when traveling west on Columbia Turnpike.
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . Map (db m23720) HM
23New York, Rensselaer County, East Schodack — Log Meeting House Cemetery
On North Schodack Road at Sagendorf Road, on the left when traveling south on North Schodack Road.
Log Meeting House Cemetery Restoration initiated by W. Dale Johnson. Historical Society of Esquatak 1991Map (db m148941) HM
24New York, Rensselaer County, Grafton — Grafton Inn
On New York State Route 2, on the left when traveling east.
1795 Built by 1st settler Abel Owen 1830 Lemuel Steward moved house to this location by 16 yoke of oxen 1923 Moon’s Mountain Top House-Inn 1987 Grafton Inn Bed & BreakfastMap (db m137019) HM
25New York, Rensselaer County, Grafton — Town of Grafton War Memorials
On Roxborough Road.
Dedicated to the men and women of the Town of Grafton who devotedly served their country in World War II Dedicated to the men and women of the Town of Grafton who devotedly served their country in Vietnam Dedicated to the men and women of . . . Map (db m137317) WM
26New York, Rensselaer County, Hoags Corners — “Big Thunder”
On Central Nassau Road (County Route 16) 0.2 miles west of New York State Route 66, on the right when traveling east.
Here on July 4, 1844, Dr. Bouchton and his Calico Indians exhorted tenants against the Patroons. Their cry; "Down with the rent!"Map (db m145270) HM
27New York, Rensselaer County, Hoags Corners — Hoags Corners1786-1986
On New York State Route 66 at Dunham Hollow Road (County Route 21), on the right when traveling north on State Route 66.
Many water-powered mills operated in this early industrial hamlet during the nineteenth century.Map (db m135113) HM
28New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick — Brimmer Farm
On Indian Massacre Rd (County Route 96) 1 mile south of Green's Crossing (County Route 95).
Brimmer Farm Settled ca. 1754 Attacked by Indians June 2nd, 1755 George Brimmer Killed and Buried Here Map (db m124850) HM
29New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick — Chester A. Arthur
On Mapletown Road (New York State Route 7) at South Street (County Route 95) on Mapletown Road.
Chester A. Arthur President 1881-1885 lived in Hoosick, N.Y. Union College Graduate 1848 Map (db m97253) HM
30New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick — Early Tavern
On Mapletown Road (New York State Route 7) at South Street (County Route 95), on the left when traveling west on Mapletown Road.
Early Tavern Kept by David Wilcox before 1814. Later home of Dr John Warren, born 1806, died 1882 Map (db m97252) HM
31New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick — Hoosick WW I & II Memorial
On Maplewood Road (New York State Route 7) at South Street (County Route 95), on the left when traveling west on Maplewood Road.
Hoosick This memorial is placed to honor the boys who lost their lives in World Wars I and II Earl Rudd Andrew Williams Leon Wilcox Lester GoodermoteMap (db m105746) WM
32New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick — Site of First Hoosick Baptist Church
On Mapletown Road (New York State Route 7) at East Hoosick Road (County Route 102), on the right when traveling west on Mapletown Road.
Site of First Hoosick Baptist Church Organized March 16, 1785. First building erected 1792. Elder Samuel Rogers first regular pastor 1797 Map (db m97251) HM
33New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — "Ball Seminary"
On Classic Street, 0.1 miles east of Church Street (New York State Route 22), on the right when traveling east.
Built in 1842 Incorporated by Regents 1843 Property conveyed 1863 to the Town of Hoosick for a free union school Map (db m124805) HM
34New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Birthplace (1776) of Simon Fraser
On East Hoosick Road (County Route 102) 0.1 miles south of Bayer Road, on the left when traveling west.
Birthplace (1776) of Simon Fraser Explorer of Western Canada 1805 - 1808 A river and mountain there honor his name Map (db m124811) HM
35New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — First Meeting House in Hoosick Falls
On Main St close to Hall St, on the left when traveling south.
Erected 1800 for the use of the "Warren Society of Hoosick" Baptist church organized in 1847.Map (db m125477) HM
36New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Grandma Moses
On Church Street (New York State Route 22) at River Street (Route 22), on the right when traveling north on Church Street.
Who won world fame at 80 after her paintings were discovered in this village is buried here in the Maple Grove Cemetery.Map (db m13999) HM
37New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Henderson E. Van Surdam"Let's be friendly"
On Main Street at Wood Park Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
This plaque is erected in honor of Henderson E. Van Surdam to celebrate his 100th birthday Born September 28,1881 - Hoosick Falls, New York Composer • World Traveler • All American Football Player • Graduated Hoosick Falls High School And . . . Map (db m148155) HM
38New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — 165 — Hoosick Falls Armory
On Church Street (County Route 22) at Elm Street, on the left when traveling south on Church Street.
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. By The United States Department of Interior.Map (db m203082) HM
39New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Hoosick Falls Elks Lodge 178 B.P.O.E.Founded December 9, 1890
On Church Street (New York State Route 22) at John Street, on the right when traveling south on Church Street.
Purchased the former Benedict home in 1907 and established the Elks home on this site. The tower and third story was removed during a 1960's renovation. Elks Lodge 178 disbanded in 2008.Map (db m148105) HM
40New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — 691 — Medal of Honor
On Main Street, 0.1 miles south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south.
Awarded to Sgt. Harris S. Hawthorne for capture of Confederate Maj. Gen G. W. Custis Lee at Sailors Creek, VA. April, 1865. Buried here.Map (db m203149) HM
41New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — 47 — Natty Bumppo — Legends & Lore —
On Main Street at Hall Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
In this burial ground lies Nathaniel Shipman, the inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper's famous "Natty Bumppo” character.Map (db m147932) HM
42New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — 449 — Old Maple Grove
On Main Street (County Route 95) 0.1 miles south of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Est. 1854 on earlier burial ground site. Buried here are men and woman who helped found and develop the Town of Hoosick.Map (db m124797) HM
43New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Town of Hoosick Civil War Memorial
On High Street (New York State Route 22) at Classic Street, on the right when traveling north on High Street.
The citizens of the Town of Hoosick hold in grateful remembrance the men who fought to save The Union 1861 - 1865Map (db m147934) WM
44New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Town of Hoosick Honor Roll
On Main Street at Wood Park Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Erected in honor of the men and women of the Town of Hoosick who served their country in 1914 - the World War - 1918 In memoriam Baker, Walter H. • Baldwin, Lester • Bennett, Raymond • Blumquist, August • Canfield, Edward . . . Map (db m147949) WM
45New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Town of Hoosick War MemorialLest We Forget
On Main Street at Harter Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
In memory of all men and women in the Town of Hoosick who served in World War II Korean War and the Vietnam War the Persian Gulf WarMap (db m148240) WM
46New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Walloomsac M.E. Church
On Cottrell Road, 0.5 miles west of New York State Route 67, on the right when traveling east.
Site of Walloomsac M.E. Church Incorporated April 18, 1811 Reincorporated 1845 and 1858 on Pittstown circuit Church building removed 1898 Map (db m124808) HM
47New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Walter Abbott Wood
On Main Street at Wood Park Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
In memory of Hon. Walter Abbott wood, 1815 - 1892. Industrialist and inventor. Wood mowing and reaping machines were sold throughout the world. His mansion stood high on the hill behind this marker and in 1926 it was joined to the newly built high . . . Map (db m147944) HM
48New York, Rensselaer County, Hoosick Falls — Wood Park
On Main Street at Eberle Way, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Former Grounds Wood Mansion Walter A Wood High School Summer Band Concerts Hoosick Veterans Memorial Jose DeCreeft Sculpture Map (db m124802) HM
49New York, Rensselaer County, Nassau — Nassau Academy
On U.S. 20 west of John Street, on the left when traveling west.
Built in 1835 as a private preparatory school. Alumnus V. Colvin surveyed the Adirondack State Park.Map (db m138141) HM
50New York, Rensselaer County, Nassau — Nassau Village
On Church Street (U.S. 20) at Chatham Street, on the right when traveling east on Church Street.
First inhabited by native Mahicans, settled by Europeans 1740-50. Incorporated 1819. Early Commercial and transit hub.Map (db m138144) HM
51New York, Rensselaer County, North Greenbush — Little Red Schoolhouse
On North Greenbush Road (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling north.
Little Red Schoolhouse Since 1861 The Only One Room Schoolhouse Operating In New York State Map (db m39022) HM
52New York, Rensselaer County, North Hoosick — Battle of BenningtonSan Coick Bridge Skirmish — August 14th 1777 —
On New York State Route 67, on the right when traveling east.
Colonel Baum, commanding a force of 700 men sent by General Burgoyne to seize military stores at Bennington, here met American militia under Colonel Gregg who destroyed the bridge and fired upon the enemy. Colonel Baum here drew up his famous call . . . Map (db m36756) HM
53New York, Rensselaer County, North Hoosick — Battle of Bennington First Engagement
On New York State Route 67, 0.1 miles CareTakers Rd.
General John Stark with New Hampshire Vermont and Massachusetts militia defeated and captured an expeditionary force sent by General Burgoyne and commanded by Colonel Baum. This was one of the first decisive victories in the War of the Revolution.Map (db m58443) HM
54New York, Rensselaer County, North Hoosick — Battle of Bennington Second EngagementAugust 16th 1777
On Cottrell Rd at New York State Route 67, on the right when traveling south on Cottrell Rd.
Battle Of Bennington Second engagement At this point occurred the defeat of Colonel Breyman, who commanded a force of 600 men sent by General Burgoyne to reinforce Colonel Baum. Seth Warner and his regiment of Vermont rangers “Green . . . Map (db m58444) HM
55New York, Rensselaer County, North Hoosick — Lakes to Locks PassageChamplain Canal Region
On New York State Route 22 at New York State Route 67, on the right when traveling north on State Route 22.
Lakes to Locks Passage takes you through a spectacular landscape laden with history. Follow this map to find your way through four story-filled regions that connect the historic waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George with the Champlain Canal . . . Map (db m148238) HM
56New York, Rensselaer County, North Hoosick — St. Croix Church
On New York State Route 67, 0.1 miles east of Old Rte. 22, on the right when traveling east.
St. Croix Church Near here is site Dutch Reform Church the First Protestant Church in Hoosick Valley on lot of A. Wendell in Hoosac Pat.Map (db m141046) HM
57New York, Rensselaer County, Petersburgh — Reynolds Farm
On New York State Route 22, 0.1 miles south of Reynolds Road, on the right when traveling south.
Settled 1780 William W. Reynolds Born in Rhode Island Died here 1829. Served in American RevolutionMap (db m58450) HM
58New York, Rensselaer County, Petersburgh — Town of Petersburgh Honor Roll
On Main Street (New York State Route 2) at Twin Hill Road, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
In Remembrance Of All Those Who Have Served Our Country Revolutionary War Joseph Allen • John G. Brimmer • Gideon Clark • Lebbens Cottrell • Caleb Hakes • William Hartshorn, Capt. • Sterry Hewitt • Adel Lewis, Maj. • . . . Map (db m148652) WM
59New York, Rensselaer County, Pittstown — In Honor of Those
On New York State Route 7, 0.2 miles north of Tate Road, on the left when traveling north.
In honor of those who served in World War II from the 4th election dist. of the town of PittstownMap (db m97589) WM
60New York, Rensselaer County, Poestenkill — A President with Poestenkill Connections
On Plank Road at New York State Route 351, on the left when traveling east on Plank Road.
In 1855 James A. Garfield, while a student at Williams College, preached in the Church of Christ, Disciples. The church occupied the rear of this site facing the "back street". Garfield also taught penmanship to children in a room on the second . . . Map (db m148086) HM
61New York, Rensselaer County, Poestenkill — Poestenkill War Memorial
On Main Street (New York State Route 355) at Veterans Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
Dedicated to the men and women of Poestenkill N.Y. who helped preserve the freedoms of humanity for all ages to come.Map (db m148271) WM
62New York, Rensselaer County, Rensselaer — Fort Crailo
On Columbia Turnpike (U.S. 20) at South Street (New York State Route 9J), on the right when traveling west on Columbia Turnpike.
2500 Feet Fort Crailo "Yankee Doodle" written there 1758Map (db m40776) HM
63New York, Rensselaer County, Rensselaer — Fort Crailo
On Broadway at 3rd Avenue (New York State Route 151), on the right when traveling south on Broadway.
2000 Feet Fort Crailo "Yankee Doodle" Written there 1758Map (db m40781) HM
64New York, Rensselaer County, Rensselaer — NY-23 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On Aiken Ave. at Columbia Turnpike (U.S. 9 & 20), on the left when traveling south on Aiken Ave..
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . Map (db m23718) HM
65New York, Rensselaer County, Rensselaer — Trade Partners Along the Hudson
On Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
First Inhabitants Mahican Indians, known today as Mohicans by the Mohican Nation, were Algonquian-speaking people who inhabited this spot as early as the 1400s. Mahicans gathered here, at Schaghticoke, Cohoes, and at DeLaets and . . . Map (db m43911) HM
66New York, Rensselaer County, Sand Lake — Glass Lake
On New York State Route 43 at Glass House Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 43.
Rensselaer Glassworks Glass House Village 1804-1852 Headwaters of The Wynantskill Map (db m65615) HM
67New York, Rensselaer County, Schaghticoke — In Memoriam
On New York State Route 40/67 near School Street, in the median.
To the boys of the Town of Schaghticoke who served their country in defense of civilization 1917-1919 names not transcribedMap (db m132631) WM
68New York, Rensselaer County, Schodack — NY-25 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
On New York State Route 9 at U.S. 20, on the right when traveling north on State Route 9.
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . Map (db m23747) HM
69New York, Rensselaer County, Stephentown — 454 — Former Church
On Garfield Nassau Road (New York State Route 26) at Staples Road, on the left when traveling north on Garfield Nassau Road.
Built 1871 as Methodist Episcopal. First woman pastor E.H. Delavan served 1881-1882 Restored 1998 by Stephentown Historical Soc as Heritage Ctr.Map (db m118573) HM
70New York, Rensselaer County, Stephentown — 228 — Glen Douglas Farm
Est. 1765. Home of Revolutionary War patriot Captain William Douglas. Commemorating 250 years of continuous family ownership.Map (db m133155) HM
71New York, Rensselaer County, Stephentown — Stephentown War Memorial
On New York State Route 43, 0.1 miles west of New York State Route 22, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of all who served from Stephentown (names not transcribed)Map (db m135293) WM
72New York, Rensselaer County, Town of Nassau — Home of Big Thunder
On New York State Route 43 close to Alps Mountain Rd, on the right when traveling east.
Dr. Smith Boughton, leader of 1844-45 anti rent war, liver here: 1838-1888Map (db m58448) HM
73New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — “Uncle Sam”
U.   S. In loving memory of “Uncle Sam” the name originating with Samuel Wilson 1766 --- 1854 during the War of 1812 and since adopted by the United States.Map (db m38072) HM
74New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — “Uncle Sam” Wilson’s Home
On Ferry Street (Route 2), on the right when traveling east.
Samuel Wilson's home was located here at 144 Ferry Street (formerly 76 Ferry Street), at the southeast corner with 7th Avenue. Built in 1821, the building had a large open porch facing the avenue. Uncle Sam died July 31, 1854, at the age of . . . Map (db m137029) HM
75New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — 90 First Street
On First Street, on the left when traveling south.
Built in the early 1800's, 90 First Street purchased by Daniel Robinson and his wife, the former Lucinda Conkling, in 1852. Known for his business acumen and tenacity, Mr. Robinson was the force behind the creation of the Troy to Boston Railroad. . . . Map (db m135237) HM
76New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — 92 First Street
On First Street, on the left when traveling south.
Built in the mid-1800's for Maria Britton, the building was sold to Ralph and Elizabeth Starkes in 1854 where they raised their four children. Elizabeth Starkes was educated at the Troy Female Seminary. Ralph Starkes, descendant of Revolutionary War . . . Map (db m135239) HM
77New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — A Panoramic View of American History
We want our many visitors to realize that they are looking at one of the single most important broad overviews of American history anywhere in the country! What you see before you is the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers and "...most . . . Map (db m32346) HM
78New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Albert Pawling
Near Pawling Avenue.
2nd Lt. 1775. Led Forces At Quebec, St. John's, White Plains and Monmouth. 1st Sheriff Rensselaer County 1st Mayor City of Troy, NY Map (db m95633) HM
79New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Amos Eaton
Near Oakwood Road.
Amos Eaton, with Patroon Stephen Van Rensselaer, founded the Rensselaer School in 1824, later Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A philosopher of higher education, he revolutionized instruction away from the liberal arts tradition into a laboratory . . . Map (db m94519) HM
80New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Burden Iron Works
On High Street (Route 378), on the right when traveling north.
Henry Burden's Upper Works. Invented Modern Horseshoe And Railroad Spike, Site Of World's Most Powerful Water Wheel Founded 1809 Map (db m95642) HM
81New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Church of the Holy Cross
On 8th Street, on the right when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m45241) HM
82New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — E. & S. Wilson – Brick Manufactory
On Ferry Street (New York State Route 2) near Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
In February, 1789, Samuel "Uncle Sam" and Ebenezer Wilson set out from Mason, N.H. on foot and headed for Troy, N.Y., a new settlement with opportunities for prosperity. By summer, using the clay deposits found on the west slope of Mount Ida, . . . Map (db m137031) HM
83New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Ebenezer Emmons1799-1863 — A giant of nineteenth century geology —
Near 15th Street.
Rensselaer graduate of the first class of 1826 Rensselaer Professor of Geology 1830-1840 State Geologist, New York Geological Survey The first State Geologist of North Carolina 1851 Created the standard for American stratigraphic . . . Map (db m76731) HM
84New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Edith McCrea House
On First Street, on the left when traveling south.
This lot was formed when Jacob D. Vanderheyden, an original settler of Troy, surveyed and subdivided his property in 1787. After passing through numerous owners, 88 First Street was used in 1833 as a home and office by Dr. James Thorn, a noted . . . Map (db m135236) HM
85New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Emma Hart Willard
On Second Street, on the right when traveling south.
In honor of Emma Hart Willard who on this spot established AD 1821 the first permanent seminary in America for the advanced education of women. Erected by her pupils and friends AD 1895 Her most enduring monument the . . . Map (db m135211) HM
86New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Emma Willard
On Pawling Avenue (New York State Route 66), on the right when traveling east.
2/23/1787 – 4/15/1870 Educator, author, & founder in 1814 of first school for girls with a curriculum like that available to boys. George E. Pataki, GovernorMap (db m7193) HM
87New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium
Near Oakwood Road.
Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel And Crematorium Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance in Commemorating The History of The United States of America Built Between 1888 and 1889, . . . Map (db m94483) HM
88New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Gasholder House
On Jefferson St at 5th Ave., on the right when traveling west on Jefferson St.
Within this 19th century structure was a telescoping iron tank that stored manufactured coal gas until needed to illuminate streets and buildings in Troy Map (db m31952) HM
89New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — George Henry ThomasMajor General, U.S.A. — July 31, 1816 – March 28, 1870 —
On Oakwood Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south.
★       ★ “The Rock of Chickamauga” A native Virginian who chose to remain in the Union Army. At the outbreak of the Civil War, General Thomas played a crucial role in the war’s outcome with his successes in the . . . Map (db m37448) HM WM
90New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Herman Melville
On 114th Street at 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 114th Street.
Author of "Moby Dick" Family Home 1838-1847 Did his earliest writing and completed first two books here; "Typee" and "Omoo"Map (db m32336) HM
91New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Historic Oakwood Cemetery
On Oakwood Ave. (New York State Route 40), on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m70241) HM
92New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — History of 1819 Fifth Avenue
On 5th Avenue north of Broadway, on the right when traveling south.
Lot 418 (Yesterday) 1797 The premises on the western side of Fifth Street in the City of Troy initially known as Lot 418 was originally owned by Jacob D. Vanderheydan. Between the years of 1797 and 1862 the property was occupied by many different . . . Map (db m39346) HM
93New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — John Paine
On 101st Street east of 7th Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m115486) HM
94New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center
On Congress Street near First Street, on the left when traveling west.
The "Front Door” of the Russell Sage College Campus, Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center is a prominent and nationally significant Greek Revival building constructed in 1836 by architect James Harrison Dakin. Built as the First Presbyterian . . . Map (db m135115) HM
95New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Kate Mullany House
On 8th Street, on the left when traveling west.
Kate Mullany House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This house possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Kate Mullany, an Irish Immigrant, laundry worker, and a nationally . . . Map (db m40827) HM
96New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Lansingburgh
On 112th Street (New York State Route 470) at 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 112th Street.
First chartered village in Rensselaer County, New York, USA and was settled around 1763. The name is from Abraham Lansing, an early settler, combined with the Scottish word burgh. Street Docks at 123rd Street During the First . . . Map (db m115538) HM
97New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Liberty Street Presbyterian Church(African)
On Liberty Street near Church Street, on the right when traveling east.
1840 - 1963 Site of Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (African) 1st Pastor, Henry H. Garnet, 1840-48; Local, State and Nat'l Abolitionist Meetings: Draft Riot Site, 1863 Beta Psi Boulé, Sigma . . . Map (db m93298) HM
98New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Locking Through
Near River Street.
September 1, 1823, was a festive day in Troy, as a parade, music and gun salutes greeted the first two boats to pass through the new State Dam and Sloop Lock on the Hudson. The dam promised expanded trade and fed a hydraulic canal that delivered . . . Map (db m66678) HM
99New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Major General John Ellis Wool
This stone is erected to Major General John Ellis Wool. The gallant soldier, the able commander, and the patriotic citizen. Distinguished in many battles; and to Sarah Moulton, his excellent and worthy consort. ---------- Queenstown, October 13, . . . Map (db m81739) HM
100New York, Rensselaer County, Troy — Major General Joseph Bradford Carr1828 – 1895
On Oakwood Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling south.
[Left of Monument: ] United States Volunteer Service. Mustered in United States Service   May 14, 1861. Commissions. Colonel   Second New York Volunteers, May 10, 1861. Brigadier General United States Volunteers, Sept. 7, 1862. Major General . . . Map (db m38063) HM

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