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Site of the Battle of Clarksville

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2007
1. Site of The Battle of Clarksville
Inscription. On Dec.3, 1839, during the Anti-Rent Wars, Sheriff Artcher and his posse marched from Albany to Clarksville. They met their first resistance here.
 
Erected 2006 by Clarksville Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 34.515′ N, 73° 58.413′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Cass Hill Road and Delaware Turnpike (New York State Route 443), on the right when traveling north on Cass Hill Road. Click for map. The marker is above the Beautiful Helderberg Escarpment. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville NY 12041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Allen House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lime Kiln Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Union Dutch Reformed Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Helderbergs (approx. 5 miles away); First P.O. 1868 (approx. 5.5 miles away); Methodism (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bender Melons (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Tory Cave (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was Dedicated on October 15th, 2006
 
Regarding Site of the Battle of Clarksville. The march from Albany
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 4, 2007
2. Battle of Clarksville Marker
The marker is at an intersection above the Beautiful Helderberg Escarpment
to the point where this marker is located is 13.1 miles. An important part of the Albany County hilltown history is the Anti-rent Wars which lasted 41 years. Tenant farmers became “Calico Indians” in protest of Dutch Patroon lease agreements. The book Tin Horns and Calico by Henry Christman chronicles that history.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Anit-Rent Wars
 
Additional keywords. Anti-Rent War Riot Riots Clarksville Albany Sheriff Artcher Posse Heldeberg Helderberg Stephen Van Rensselaer IV
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,916 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2. 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 August 29, 2016.
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