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

Southwest Corner of Stockade

 
 
Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
1. Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker
Inscription.  Southwest Corner of Stockade, was twenty-eight feet South, from a point one hundred feet west, of this tablet. A blockhouse or fort, containing the royal flagstaff, stood in this angle of stockade, and was burned on night of massacre, Feb. 8-9, 1690. Seven persons were then killed, and six taken prisoners, near the corner of these streets. Centennial Tablet, March 16, 1898.
 
Erected 1898.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or Castles.
 
Location. 42° 48.894′ N, 73° 56.916′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker can be reached from State Street, in the median. The marker can not be seen from the street as it is situated in the midst of Schenectady's Liberty Park. Liberty Park is small triangular area of 0.20 (two tenths of an acre) bounded on two sides by State Street and Washington Ave. on the third in down town Schenectady, across the street from the Schenectady County Community College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Former Location: Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 15, 2009
2. Former Location: Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. M-7 Day (here, next to this marker); Clench's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); South Shore Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Freemasonry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Van Curler (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schenectady (about 300 feet away); ca 1850 (about 300 feet away); First Mill (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker, Former Location in what was Liberty Park image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
3. Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker, Former Location in what was Liberty Park
Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker, Former Location image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 10, 2008
4. Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker, Former Location
Gateway Plaza, New Location of <b><i>Southwest Corner of Stockade</i></b> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 30, 2019
5. Gateway Plaza, New Location of Southwest Corner of Stockade Marker
The Route 5 Transit Gateway Linkage Study had determined prior to November of 2012 that Schenectady's Liberty Park was overgrown, neglected, and suffered from security issues due to the berms in the park, as well as a design which was difficult to maintain. Liberty Park was subsequently redesigned and expanded into Gateway Plaza. During implementation of this plan the seven historic markers in the park were removed, and later, five of the seven were reinstalled. Here is the Southwest Corner of Stockade marker, embedded in the concrete of the pedestrian walkway, with the familiar former-YMCA building in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on December 2, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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