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Colonie in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Loudoun Ferry Road

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2009
1. Loudoun Ferry Road Marker
The spelling of “Loudoun” is from the Title of Major General John Campbell, the 4th Earl of Loudoun, per the marker. This would seem to be an archaic spelling as the road near the marker is "[New] Loudon Road".
Inscription.
1755 Constructed as Military Road from
Albany to Lake George by Provincial
Troops from New York, New England
and New Jersey under command of
Major General William Johnson
———
Named in honor of Major General
John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun.
Commander in Chief of His Majesty's
Forces in America, French and Indian War
———
1776 General Henry Knox's Train
of Artillery crossed here
to aid General George Washington
in the Siege of Boston
———
Military Route Northern Department
Continental Army
———
1777 Used as camp ground
of General Enoch Poor's Brigade

 
Erected 1938 by New York State Education Department, City of Cohoes, & Cohoes Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 48.992′ N, 73° 43.815′ W. Marker is in Colonie, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Crescent Road (County Route 159) and New Loudon Road (New York State Route 9), on the right when traveling east on Crescent Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2009
2. Loudoun Ferry Road Marker
3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Boght (approx. 2.3 miles away); Boght Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sightseeing / Cataract House, Cohoes Falls, N.Y. (approx. 2.4 miles away); Misty 17 (approx. 2.5 miles away); A Park Named Craner * Cohoes Recalls a Hero (approx. 2.5 miles away); Town of Halfmoon (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cohoes Mastodon (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonie.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PersonsRoads & VehiclesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2009
3. Loudoun Ferry Road Marker
The marker is to the left foreground inside the rail fence in this view, which is to the west. The white truck at the stop sign is on the Cohoes - Crescent Road, waiting to turn onto "Loudon" road, also known as New Loudon Road, a.k.a. Route 9.
 
 
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