Edinburg in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
the historic village of
in 1930 by the Sacandaga
Erected 2000 by The Town of Edinburg.
Location. 43° 12.635′ N, 74° 4.937′ W. Marker is in Edinburg, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on South Shore Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hadley NY 12835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Country Store (a few steps from this marker); S. Batcheller Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Sacandaga Lake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batchellerville Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Building the Batchellerville Bridge (about 600 feet away); Old Road (approx. one mile away); Covered Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Town Meeting (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburg.
Regarding Batchellerville. The first permanent settlement in the Sacandaga River
The spring of 1902 and 1913 proved to be the most disastrous in history to down river communities including Albany, Green Island, Rensselaer, Troy and Watervliet. Petitioned by these communities affected by sever annual flooding along the Hudson river, the State of New York created the Hudson River Regulating District in 1922. The regulatory board adopted an ambitious plan to control the flow of the Hudson's tributaries. The keystone of this plan was a vast, man-made storage reservoir, the Great Sacandaga Lake, created by impoundment of the Sacandaga River at Conklingville. Owners were allowed to remove houses and barns if they wished. The Presbyterian Church in Batchellerville and the Cold Brook School on North Shore Road were two that were moved. Buildings not moved by 1929 were completely demolished or burned.
On March 27, 1930 the gates were closed on the Conklingville Dam and the filling of the newly created Sacandaga Reservoir began.
Additional keywords. Batchellerville Bridge
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.