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Southwest Corner of Stockade

 
 
Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
1. Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker
Inscription. Southwest Corner of Stockade, was twenty-eight feet South, from a point one hundred feet west, of this tablet. A blockhouse or fort, containing the royal flagstaff, stood in this angle of stockade, and was burned on night of massacre, Feb. 8-9, 1690. Seven persons were then killed, and six taken prisoners, near the corner of these streets. Centennial Tablet, March 16, 1898.
 
Erected 1898.
 
Location. 42° 48.902′ N, 73° 56.929′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker can be reached from State Street, in the median. Click for map. The marker can not be seen from the street as it is situated in the midst of Schenectady's Liberty Park. Liberty Park is small triangular area of 0.20 (two tenths of an acre) bounded on two sides by State Street and Washington Ave. on the third in down town Schenectady, across the street from the Schenectady County Community College. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M-7 Day (a few steps from this marker); Schenectady (a few steps from this marker); Clench's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Free Masonry
Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 15, 2009
2. Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Hotel Van Curler (within shouting distance of this marker); John Glen House 1740 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Robert Sanders House 1750 (about 400 feet away); First Mill (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansNotable BuildingsNotable Events
 
Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
3. Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker
Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
4. Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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