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Fonda in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fonda

 
 
Fonda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2012
1. Fonda Marker
Inscription.
Fonda 1836-1918
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Mohawk Turnpike Improved 1800
Utica & Schenectady R.R. Built,
Station Named for Pioneer
Family 1836
Montogomery Co. Agricultural
Society Formed Oct. 13, 1844
First County Fair held at
Court House Nov. 11-12, 1844
Incorporated as Village
Of Fonda 1851
Civil War Camp Near By 1861-1865
115th and 153rd N.Y. Volunteer
Regiments Mustered In Here 1862
Present Fair Grounds
Purchased 1863
Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville
R.R. Built 1870
County World War Draft Men
Assembled Here 1917-1918
Erected by State of New York 1933

 
Erected 1933 by The State of New York.
 
Location. 42° 57.199′ N, 74° 22.58′ W. Marker is in Fonda, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Click for map. The marker is mounted to a four sided monument on the lawn of the Fonda court house. Each of the 4 sides is a different marker. Marker is in this post office area: Fonda NY 12068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (here, next to this marker); Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784
Fonda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2012
2. Fonda Marker
Four Plaques are mounted at this monument on the lawn of the Fonda Courthouse; Caughnawaga - Tryon/Montgomery County - Fonda - Gen. Montgomery
(here, next to this marker); Major General Richard Montgomery (here, next to this marker); The 115th & 153rd Regiments (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Douw Fonda (approx. 0.4 miles away); Van Epps Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fonda.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 11 times this year. 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 June 16, 2016.
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