Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Van Schaick Island
Here, in the days leading up
to the Battles of Saratoga,
5,000 – 8,000 Continental
soldiers were garrisoned.
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution – Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 42° 46.331′ N, 73° 41.069′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Ontario Street (New York State Route 470) and Delaware Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Ontario Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Knickerbacker Toll Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Avenue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lansingburgh (approx. ¼ mile away); September 11th Memorial (approx. ¼ mile Van Schaick Burial Plot (approx. ¼ mile away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Schaick Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.