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Broadalbin in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hans’ Creek

 
 
Hans' Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By ELizabeth Emery, September 17, 2008
1. Hans' Creek Marker
Inscription. Named by Sir Wm Johnson after a fishing trip with John Conye who fell out of the boat and nearly drowned. Hans being the name for John
 
Erected 1929 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 7.228′ N, 74° 8.272′ W. Marker is in Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on County Route 110, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located north on Route 110, beyond the settlement of North Broadalbin and near the settlement known as Benedict Corners. Here the road makes a turn and near by Hans Creek crosses. ( Note: this maker is somewhat hidden by the trees around it. It is located on the south side of the road by the creek.). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1128 Route 110, Broadalbin NY 12025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacandaga Pike (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frenchmans Creek (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marvin House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); "Fish House" (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. John House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shew's Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Godfrey Shew (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Broadalbin.
 
More about this marker.
Hans' Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2016
2. Hans' Creek Marker
This marker also designates a place in the northern portion of the Town of Broadalbin which is one of the tributaries emptying into the Great Sacandaga Lake. It was so named by Sir William Johnson on one of his many fishing excursions on the old Sacandaga Vlaie. An incident occurred when a fishing companion of Sir William, a Dutchman by the name of John Conye, fell out of the boat they were fishing in and nearly drowned. Hans was derived from the German version of the name John.

- Lewis G. Decker, Fulton County Historian
 
Also see . . .  More Great Sacandaga Lake History. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Has Creek, Sir William Johnson, Edinburg, New York, Sacandaga
 
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Hans' Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By ELizabeth Emery, September 17, 2008
3. Hans' Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York.   2. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on , by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016.
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