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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Westerlo, New York

 
Clickable Map of Albany 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 Albany County, NY (332) Columbia County, NY (221) Greene County, NY (97) Rensselaer County, NY (150) Saratoga County, NY (460) Schenectady County, NY (160) Schoharie County, NY (114)  AlbanyCounty(332) Albany County (332)  ColumbiaCounty(221) Columbia County (221)  GreeneCounty(97) Greene County (97)  RensselaerCounty(150) Rensselaer County (150)  SaratogaCounty(460) Saratoga County (460)  SchenectadyCounty(160) Schenectady County (160)  SchoharieCounty(114) Schoharie County (114)
Location of Westerlo, New York
    Albany County (332)
    Columbia County (221)
    Greene County (97)
    Rensselaer County (150)
    Saratoga County (460)
    Schenectady County (160)
    Schoharie County (114)
 
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1New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Academy
This house was the Chesterville Academy built about 1800. Gabriel Pinney, head masterMap (db m135154) HM
2New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Albany County
One of the original counties of the Province of New York created by law November 1, 1683. Mother of many counties.Map (db m130618) HM
3New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Allen House
Built 1795, here and on this road lived Ebeneazer Allen and his sons Justice, Howard, and Stephen. All soldiers in RevolutionMap (db m136127) HM
4New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Anti-Rent War
Events in the quarrel of tenants with Lord of the Van Rensselaer Manor occurred in this region in 1840 and later Map (db m50490) HM
5New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Baptist Church
Organized at Chesterville in 1800. Roswell Beckwith was first pastor.Map (db m135162) HM
6New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Beardsley House
Home of William Beardsley. Here was held first town meeting of Westerlo, April 4, 1815.Map (db m135143) HM
7New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Early Business
Built c. 1830. Family run store, post office, tin shop gas station c. 1850 -1943. Long tenured postmaster C.F. Anderson 1910 -1943.Map (db m135157) HM
8New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Early Doctor
Dr. Jonathan Prosser of Dutchess County settled on this farm in 1788Map (db m129504) HM
9New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Grant & Eadie
Early storekeepers. Made potash at Chesterville, 1798.Map (db m135151) HM
10New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Hotel
Three-floor hotel here 1800’s. Owned by Henry Latham 1876-84. Destroyed by fire 1897. Rebuilt two-floor hotel Haverly House. Later apartments. Razed c. 1953.Map (db m135156) HM
11New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Indian Trail
Old Indian trail led through this valley to the Switzkill. Indian camp ground near here.Map (db m135092) HM
12New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Manor of Van Rensselaer
1630 Kiliaen Van Rensselaer granted patent for 1152 square miles including all of Albany and Rensselaer CountiesMap (db m136076) HM
13New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Myers Farm
Philip Myers of Germany in 1763 built a log house at Chesterville, married a daughter of Nicholas Stoddard and died 1813Map (db m135149) HM
14New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Quaker Church
Site of a Quaker church and school. Erected 1803. Cemetery in rear.Map (db m136064) HM
15New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Reformed Church
First church in town. Organized 1793. Original site five miles south of hereMap (db m135148) HM
16New York (Albany County), Westerlo — South Westerlo
Name changed in 1827 from Smith's Mills named after David Smith who also owned a tannery and ashery.Map (db m158183) HM
17New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Westerlo
Town formed March 16, 1815 from Coeymans and Rensselaerville. Named for Rev. Eilardus Westerlo of Albany.Map (db m135147) HM
 
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