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

French's Hollow

 
 
French's Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 17, 2013
1. French's Hollow Marker
Inscription.
Site of a Sawmill; Clothe Wks
of Peter K. Broeck 1795;
Factory of Abel French and
Tavern of Jacob Aker 1800

 
Erected 1985 by Town of Guilderland.
 
Location. 42° 43.229′ N, 73° 56.758′ W. Marker is in Guilderland, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Ave (U.S. 20) and French's Mill Road, on the right when traveling east on Western Ave. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guilderland NY 12084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Normanskill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Palatine Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Farm of Evert Bancker (approx. 1.4 miles away); Freeman House (approx. 1.5 miles away); House Built 1802 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Meeting (approx. 2.1 miles away); Schoolcraft House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Guilderland.
 
Regarding French's Hollow. French's Hollow was one of the oldest settlements in the Town of Guilderland and the site of Guilderland's earliest industries. Water power to operate the mills there came from the falls
French's Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 17, 2013
2. French's Hollow Marker
of the Normanskill where a covered bridge crossed the waters. Industries that flourished included a knitting mill, a clothing factory, a button factory and a grist mill. The last visible signs of the aged settlement disappeared when a new dam and pumping station for the Watervliet Reservoir was built in 1915. The old building was dismantled in 1925 and a new bridge unit in 1933.
 
Also see . . .  I Spy Guilderland - French's Hollow. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 2 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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