Erected 1984 by State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 51.325′ N, 73° 53.985′ W. Marker is near Glenville, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Alplaus Ave. and Bruce Drive, on the right when traveling west on Alplaus Ave.. At the Alplaus firehouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alplaus NY 12008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yates Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexford House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aqueduct, 1842 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Historic Rexford Aqueduct (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rexford Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Southard House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stevens House 1693 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Country Club Acres, 1957 (approx. one mile away).
Kurt Vonnegut lived here while he worked for GE in the late 1940’s
The Schenectady Massacre occurred Feb. 8, 1690. A party of 114 Frenchmen and 96 Sault and Algonquin Indians had camped the night before the raid here at Alplaus. The raid killed sixty inhabitants. A monument to the raid stands in the Schenectady Stockade
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.