“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Germantown, New York

Clickable Map of Columbia County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Columbia County, NY (230) Albany County, NY (346) Dutchess County, NY (310) Greene County, NY (117) Rensselaer County, NY (155) Ulster County, NY (263) Berkshire County, MA (149)  ColumbiaCounty(230) Columbia County (230)  AlbanyCounty(346) Albany County (346)  DutchessCounty(310) Dutchess County (310)  GreeneCounty(117) Greene County (117)  RensselaerCounty(155) Rensselaer County (155)  UlsterCounty(263) Ulster County (263)  BerkshireCountyMassachusetts(149) Berkshire County (149)
Hudson is the county seat for Columbia County
Germantown is in Columbia County
      Columbia County (230)  
      Albany County (346)  
      Dutchess County (310)  
      Greene County (117)  
      Rensselaer County (155)  
      Ulster County (263)  
      Berkshire County, Massachusetts (149)  
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1New York (Columbia County), Germantown — A River Highway
For most of Clermont's history, a dock has been located along the property's Hudson River shoreline. Before the advent of railroads and highways, when passengers and freight traveled primarily by ship, the dock provided an essential connection . . . Map (db m149809) HM
2New York (Columbia County), Germantown — A Vast Estate on the Hudson
All the land visible from this point was once owned by the Livingston family. Robert Livingston, Sr., "The Founder" (1654-1728), acquired a 160,000-acre land patent in 1686. His property extended 9.5 miles along the eastern shore of the Hudson River . . . Map (db m149847) HM
3New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Burned by the British
October 1777 marked a defining moment in Clermont's history. Seeking to put down the rebellious colonists, British forces burned Kingston, several private homes, and the Livingston estate. Upon receiving word of the potential danger only days . . . Map (db m149833) HM
4New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Clermont
Built 1730, on Livingston Manor. Home of Chancellor Livingston, one of the five drafters of the Declaration of Independence.Map (db m149645) HM
5New York (Columbia County), Germantown — First Schoolhouse
First schoolhouse in Germantown. Built by Palatines in 1711. Located just west of this point.Map (db m149624) HM
6New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Manor House SiteLivingston Manor Tercentenary — 1686-1986 —
On Hudson River and Roeliff Jansen Kill. Built in 1699 by first lord of the manor Robert Livingston and wife Alida, on land grant of 1686.Map (db m132580) HM
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7New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Robert R. LivingstonBorn 1746 - Died 1813
Robert R Livingston Born 1746 - Died 1813 Recorder Of New York 1773-1775 Member Of Continental Congress 1775-77, 1779-81, 1784-85 On Committee Of Five Which Drafted Declaration Of Independence Member Of Provincial Congress, 1775-77 . . . Map (db m149811) HM
8New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Sharp’s Landing
Active in trading in 1684.Map (db m132569) HM
9New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Site of First Lutheran Church
In Germantown. Erected in 1710Map (db m133582) HM
10New York (Columbia County), Germantown — The Carriage Barn
Clermont's carriage barn, which replaced an earlier greenhouse, was built in three stages between 1850 and 1900. In addition to the barn, the structure includes a stable containing six standing stalls and a box stall. The building is covered with . . . Map (db m150351) HM
11New York (Columbia County), Germantown — The Lilac Walk
The Lilac Walk, which connects the mansion with the Locust Avenue, was planted in the 1820s by Edward P. Livingston (1779–1843). A son-in-law of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, he became Lt. Governor of New York State; his Jamaican birth . . . Map (db m149147) HM
12New York (Columbia County), Germantown — The Locust Avenue
Overlooking the Hudson River, this grassy strip paralleling the historic site's main parking lot was laid out as a road in the 18th century by Chancellor Robert R. Livingston. Meandering through the beautiful, irregularly planted locust trees for . . . Map (db m149863) HM
13New York (Columbia County), Germantown — The Second Reformed Church
Site of the Second Reformed Church of Germantown. Built here in 1814.Map (db m149620) HM
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14New York (Dutchess County), Germantown — Clermont
Built 1730, on Livingston Manor. Home of Chancellor Livingston, one of the five drafters of the Declaration of Independence.Map (db m149637) HM
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Sep. 29, 2022