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

Toll Gate #3

 
 
Toll Gate #3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Driscoll
1. Toll Gate #3 Marker
Inscription.
Old Albany and Schoharie
Plank Road Passed Here
Between 1849 and 1866.
Wagons on Wood Planks Said
To Make a Thunderous Noise

 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation & the Knox Historical Society. (Marker Number 226.)
 
Location. 42° 42.044′ N, 74° 5.541′ W. Marker is in Knox, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Township Road (New York State Route 146), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1305 Township Road, Knox NY 12107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whipple Farm (approx. 1.9 miles away); Town of Knox (approx. 2.5 miles away); Knoxville Academy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pillbox Factory (approx. 2.7 miles away); Inn of George Severson (approx. 3 miles away); Anti-Rent Riots (approx. 3 miles away); Altamont (approx. 3.1 miles away); Palatine Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Knox.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers that commemorate the Old Plank Road
 
Also see . . .  "Albany-Schoharie Plank Road"
Toll Gate #3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 15, 2015
2. Toll Gate #3 Marker
. (Submitted on November 28, 2015, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Plankroaders Daniel A. Driscoll Daniel Driscoll Dan Driscoll
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Toll Gate #3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Elberfeld
3. Toll Gate #3 Marker
On Sunday, August 9th, 2015 The Town of Knox and the Knox Historical Society held a program and dedication of the new Plank Road Toll Gate #3 historic marker. Seen in the photo, after the unveiling are, from left to right, Mike Hammond Town of Knox Supervisor, Knox Historical Society President Dennis Barber, and Knox Historical Society Trustee Dan Driscoll. Photo by John Elberfeld, Treasurer of the Knox Historical Society.
Plank Road Sketch image. Click for full size.
By Daniel A. Driscoll
4. Plank Road Sketch
"The structure of a plank road was not complex. As a base, six parallel stringers, 3- by 4-inch timbers, usually of hemlock or birch, were laid in the ground end to end. Then 9- or 10-foot long planks were laid crosswise as close as possible, but never nailed."
"Welcome Plankroaders" image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 15, 2015
5. "Welcome Plankroaders"
Not far from the Toll Gate #3 marker, just up the road, is a sign for a defunct social club which had called itself the Plankroaders, in homage to the plank road that ran through the Town of Knox.
Plankroaders' Gavel & Base image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 1, 2015
6. Plankroaders' Gavel & Base
This gavel and sound block were in use by the Plankroaders, a social organization in Knox, N.Y. active between circa 1973 and 2002. These items were made from an original piece of the Albany-Schoharie Plank Road. When the Plankroaders organization was dissolved the gavel and base were donated to the collection of the Knox Historical Society, where they are on display in the society's Saddlemire Homestead museum.
 
 
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