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

Van Schaick Mansion

 
 
Van Schaick Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
1. Van Schaick Mansion Marker
Inscription.  
In 1777, this mansion was the headquarters for the Northern Department of the Continental Army, and the site where the victorious Saratoga Campaign was planned.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
Erected by New York State.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 46.069′ N, 73° 41.205′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Schaick Avenue and Railroad Drive, on the right when traveling west on Van Schaick Avenue. 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. A different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Schaick Burial Plot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Van Schaick (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Camp Van Schaick
Van Schaick Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
2. Van Schaick Mansion Marker
(about 800 feet away); Van Schaick Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); Continental Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knickerbacker Toll Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
 
Marker in Cohoes image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
3. Marker in Cohoes
Van Schaick Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
4. Van Schaick Mansion
Rear Van Schaick Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
5. Rear Van Schaick Mansion
The Van Schaick Mansion marker is located here, behind the mansion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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