Chambers Pear Tree

Chambers Pear Tree (HM149O)

Location: Kingston, NY 12401 Ulster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 55.126', W 73° 58.971'

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1652 - 2002

This Bartlett pear tree commemorates the original tree planted by Thomas Chambers, who in 1652 settled in this vicinity, which later became known as Rondout and Kingston. Upon his death, he was buried under this tree with a simple bluestone slab to mark the grave.

In 1850, Chambers' remains were exhumed and moved to Montrepose Cemetery to make room for the burgeoning village. The pear tree remained until 1926, a faithful testament to the man who planted he roots of western civilization along these waterways.

The replica stone marker and the tree were placed by Friends of Rondout in partnership with the City of Kingston.
June 9, 2002
HM NumberHM149O
Year Placed2002
Placed ByFriends of Rondout and the City of Kingston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584345 N 4641257
Decimal Degrees41.91876667, -73.98285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.126', W 73° 58.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 7.56" N, 73° 58' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20-34 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401, US
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