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Broadalbin in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frenchmans Creek

 
 
Frenchmans Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 2, 2009
1. Frenchmans Creek Marker
Inscription.  In 1810 Duncan McMartin on this creek built a saw, grist, and woolen mill. He was surveyor, lawyer, judge court common pleas 1813, Later elected State Senator
 
Erected 1933 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 43° 6.298′ N, 74° 9.751′ W. Marker is in Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Route 110. This marker is located on the south side of Route 110, north, out of the village of Broadalbin where the creek crosses the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broadalbin NY 12025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacandaga Pike (approx. 1.4 miles away); Benedict (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hans' Creek (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union Mills (approx. 1.8 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 1.8 miles away); Marvin House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); "Fish House" (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broadalbin.
 
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This marker designates a place name given to a tributary or creek that empties into the Great Sacandaga Lake. The creek derived its name from one of the areas early pioneers, a Frenchman by the name of Joseph De Golyer who first settled on its banks when it was but a wilderness. By 1810 Duncan McMartin had established a saw, grist and woolen mill on this creek. McMartin was known as a surveyor, lawyer and judge of common plea by 1813 and later became elected as a State Senator.

Lewis G. Decker, Fulton County Historian
 
Also see . . .  More Great Sacandaga Lake History. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Duncan McMartin, Frenchmans Creek, Edinburg, New York, Sacandaga
 
Frenchmans Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By ELizabeth Emery, September 17, 2008
2. Frenchmans Creek Marker
Frenchmans Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 2, 2009
3. Frenchmans Creek Marker
The marker is just beyond the bridge that carries the road over Frenchmans Creek.
Frenchmans Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By ELizabeth Emery, September 17, 2008
4. Frenchmans Creek
Frenchmans Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 2, 2009
5. Frenchmans Creek
Children enjoy a late summer day swimming and fishing in Frenchmans Creek where it empties into the Great Sacandaga Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 4, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York.   3. submitted on June 4, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on May 20, 2010, by ELizabeth Emery of Gloversville, New York.   5. submitted on June 4, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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