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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Westerlo, New York
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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|This house was the Chesterville Academy built about 1800. Gabriel Pinney, head master — — Map (db m135154) HM|
|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|
|Built 1795, here and on this road lived Ebeneazer Allen and his sons Justice, Howard, and Stephen. All soldiers in Revolution — — Map (db m136127) HM|
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|
|Organized at Chesterville in 1800. Roswell Beckwith was first pastor. — — Map (db m135162) HM|
|Home of William Beardsley.
Here was held first town
meeting of Westerlo,
April 4, 1815. — — Map (db m135143) HM|
|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|
|Dr. Jonathan Prosser of Dutchess County settled on this farm in 1788 — — Map (db m129504) HM|
|Early storekeepers. Made potash at Chesterville, 1798. — — Map (db m135151) HM|
|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|
| Old Indian trail led
through this valley to
the Switzkill. Indian
camp ground near here. — — Map (db m135092) HM|
|1630 Kiliaen Van Rensselaer granted patent for 1152 square miles including all of Albany and Rensselaer Counties — — Map (db m136076) HM|
|Philip Myers of Germany
in 1763 built a log house
at Chesterville, married a
daughter of Nicholas
Stoddard and died 1813 — — Map (db m135149) HM|
| Site of a Quaker church and school. Erected 1803. Cemetery in rear. — — Map (db m136064) HM|
|First church in town. Organized 1793. Original site five miles south of here — — Map (db m135148) HM|
| Name changed in 1827 from
Smith's Mills named after
David Smith who also owned
a tannery and ashery. — — Map (db m158183) HM|
|Town formed March 16, 1815
from Coeymans and Rensselaerville. Named for Rev. Eilardus Westerlo
of Albany. — — Map (db m135147) HM|