In honor of his 260th birthday, an abridged list of streets and towns named after NYU's founding father

map of the united states with masked Albert Gallatin stuck into it like pins

While he may not have inspired quite as many monuments as, say, Washington or Lafayette, NYU's founder, Albert Gallatin—the Swiss aristocrat turned American revolutionary, US Senator, member of the House of Representatives, Treasury Secretary, and diplomat—has a surprising number of things named after him, from a mountain range in Montana to a residence hall at Harvard. In honor of his birthday—January 29—this year, we compiled a list of just some of the places that bear Gallatin's name, perhaps a fitting tribute to the ultimate renaissance man whose accomplishments include having helped map out the Lewis and Clark expedition. (Yes, really.) Wish him a happy 260th by reading up about his remarkable career—and, if there's anything with Gallatin's name on it where you live, send a photo to nyustories@nyu.edu for a chance to be featured! 

Towns and Counties

mountain range and blue sky with a one-room schoolhouse in valley in the foreground

The Gallatin Mountains in Montana.


Statues, Buildings, and More

statue of Albert Gallatin outside the US Treasury Building in Washington, DC

Statue of Albert Gallatin outside the US Treasury Building in Washington, DC