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

Water Ford

 
 
Water Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Water Ford Marker
Inscription.  

A colonial ford across
the Mohawk River from
which Waterford derives
its name. Site of the
colonial Fort Half-Moon

 
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 47.1′ N, 73° 40.799′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Peebles Island State Park, Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Breastworks (here, next to this marker); An Urban Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American & 17th-century History of Peebles Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Peebles Island in the 18th-20th Centuries (within shouting distance of this marker); Cluett, Peabody & Company (about 300 feet away, measured
Water Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 21, 2006
2. Water Ford Marker
Previously the Water Ford marker was painted in a different colors.
in a direct line); View of Van Schaick Island (about 400 feet away); The Waterways that Shaped a Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterford (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Waterford NY. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Half-Moon. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Waterford and Breastworks Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Waterford and Breastworks Markers
Looking NNE
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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