Ebenezer Emmons

Ebenezer Emmons (HM1GC7)

Location: Troy, NY 12180 Rensselaer County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 43.778', W 73° 40.721'

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1799-1863

— 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 surveys

and established the local stratigraphic and structural

geology now know as the "Taconic System." The Taconic

frontal fault, which extends from Canada through

southern New York, runs through the Rensselaer

campus and is know as the "Emmons' Line."



Wrote classic texts on geology and other aspects of natural

history. Named the Adirondack and Taconic Mountains.

Acquainted the public with these regions through his writings.



Wrote classic texts on geology and other aspects of

history. Named the Adirondack and Taconic Mountains.

Acquainted the public with these regions through his writings.



The Association of American Geologists, which later

became the American Association for the Advancement

of Science, was founded in his home in 1840.


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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 608170 N 4731638
Decimal Degrees42.72963333, -73.67868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.778', W 73° 40.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 46.68" N, 73° 40' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)518, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1725 15th St, Troy NY 12180, US
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