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By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
Marker in Oakwood Cemetery
New 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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — “Uncle Sam” Wilson’s Home
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — 90 First Street
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — 92 First Street
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
New 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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Albert Pawling
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Amos Eaton
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Burden Iron Works
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Church of the Holy Cross
. . . — Map (db m45241) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — E. & S. Wilson – Brick Manufactory
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Ebenezer Emmons1799-1863 — A giant of nineteenth century geology —
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Edith McCrea House
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Emma Hart Willard
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Emma Willard
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Gasholder House
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — George Henry ThomasMajor General, U.S.A. — July 31, 1816 – March 28, 1870 —
★       ★ “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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Herman Melville
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Historic Oakwood Cemetery
. . . — Map (db m70241) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — History of 1819 Fifth Avenue
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — John Paine
. . . — Map (db m115486) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Kate Mullany House
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Lansingburgh

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 . . . — Map (db m115538) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Liberty Street Presbyterian Church(African)
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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Locking Through
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
New 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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Major General Joseph Bradford Carr1828 – 1895
[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
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Michael Burke
Medal of Honor Michael Burke Pvt Co. D 125 NY Inf Civil War Born 1844 Died 1878 — Map (db m87545) WM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Norman Rockwell
Frequently Visited Troy, Chose This Site For "The Street Was Never The Same" (1952) And Other Troy Settings For Paintings — Map (db m120399) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Oakwood Cemetery

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m115501) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Old Mount Ida Cemetery
Old Mount Ida Cemetery est. 01 Jan. 1832 12-3/10 acres. Numerous soldiers buried here who served in the Revolutionary War, 1812 and Civil Wars Tri-City Council Vietnam Era Vets — Map (db m73197) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — On This Site
The first house of worship in Troy was erected 1792 by the First Presbyterian Church. Present church built 1832 — Map (db m135116) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Rensselaer County Spanish-American War MemorialFreedom Patriotism Humanity
Erected by the County of Rensselaer commemorating the valor and patriotism of the men of this county who served in the war with Spain, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition 1898 - 1902. — Map (db m135210) WM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Rev. Peter Havermans
1806-97 Rev. Peter Havermans "Father of Troy's Catholic Institutions".  Founder of St. Mary's Church and Troy's First Hospital. Pastor Educator, and Social Activist — Map (db m143515) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — San Francisco Giants
Troy, N.Y. Birthplace of the San Francisco Giants When Troy resigned from the National League in 1882, most of its players went to the N.Y. Gothams, renamed The Giants in 1883 (because of the "very tall . . . — Map (db m7425) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Second Ward World War II Memorial
In honor of the men and women from the Second Ward who served in World War II — Map (db m135242) WM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — September 11th MemorialTroy, New York — Dedicated September 11, 2011 —

September 11, 2001

The day rose clear and bright. But in just 102 minutes Sept. 11, 2001 became one of the most tragic days in the history of the United States of America. American way of life and freedom were attacked by 19 men fueled . . . — Map (db m115582) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — St. Peter's Cemetery
Burial Site of Medal of Honor Recp. Lt Col William O'Brien 105th Inf. Regt. 27th Inf. Div. Corporal Owen McGough Btry. D 5th US Arty. — Map (db m95601) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — The Great Fire of 1862
On May 10, 1862, much of downtown Troy [N.Y.] was destroyed by the worst fire the city has ever known. Sparks from a steam engine set fire to the wooden bridge to Green Island, and a strong wind spread the flames across the city. By night fall, over . . . — Map (db m57941) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — The Rescue of Charles Nalle
Here was begun April 27, 1860 The Rescue of Charles Nalle an escaped slave who had been arrested under the Fugitive Slave Act — Map (db m42014) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Third Street Burial Grounds, 1824
In the ground before you rest the remains of 164 people who were removed from the Third Street Burial Ground in Troy, NY in 1875 to make way for a new City Hall. No gravestones ever marked this spot as they were probably broken during the . . . — Map (db m95605) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers
The five Hall of Famers pictured above played for Troy, N.Y. (NL) between 1879 and 1882. When Troy resigned from the National League after the 1882 season, these players continued their stellar pro careers with other teams including the future N.Y. . . . — Map (db m7444) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — T'was The Night Before Christmas
"T'was the night before Christmas when all thro' the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The Stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug . . . — Map (db m14534) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Uncle Sam
Nickname of Samuel Wilson of Troy which was given near here to United States from markings of U.S. on military supplies in War of 1812 — Map (db m8601) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Uncle Sam Monument
[Front] *Uncle Sam* Wilson 1766 1854 of Troy - New York Born in Arlington - Mass [Right] Sam Wilson- One of the Prime Movers For Incorporation of * Troy as Village - 1794 City - 1816 * [Left] U.S. of America Uncle Sam * . . . — Map (db m58887) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Veterans Memorial

In memory of those departed who served their country with honor — Map (db m115531) WM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — W & L E Gurley Building
W & L E Gurley Building has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m40831) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861
Henry Dudley, Architect Belltower Addition: 1883 Recorded in 1967 by Historical American Building Survey "An Historic Structure Having Exceptional Historical and Architectural Interest" — Map (db m29820) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Washington Park
Washington Park Established in 1840 this park is one of only two privately owned urban ornamental parks in New York State Washington Park Association Map (db m45179) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Welcome to the Collar City!
The detachable shirt collar was invented in Troy in 1827 by a local housewife, Hannah Montague. Form more than a hundred years, various styles of the stiff cotton collars were worn by merchants, businessmen and other "white collar" workers. Troy . . . — Map (db m66836) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — West Hall
West Hall Constructed 1868-1871 Marcus F. Cummings, Architect Troy Hospital 1871 - 1922 Catholic Central High School 1923-1952 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1953 - Exterior Restoration 2004-2008 Shirley Ann . . . — Map (db m58155) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — William Henry Freeman
Medal of Honor Recipient Civil War Soldier PVT CO B 169 NY INF May 10, 1844 - August 26, 1911 "Volunteered To Carry The Brigade Flag After The Bearer Was Wounded" — Map (db m95022) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Wilson Farmhouse
Samuel "Uncle Sam" & Ebenezer Wilson built their home here on Mount Ida, overlooking Troy. The surrounding orchard and nearby hillside were ideal for grazing animals, assuring a steady supply of livestock for their growing meat . . . — Map (db m36915) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — World War Memorial

In Commemoration of our men of the 15th Ward, who answered their Country's call and served for Liberty and Democracy in the World War, 1917-1918.

"The Right is more precious than Peace." — Map (db m115485) HM


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