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

First P.O. 1868

 
 
First P.O. 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 6, 2011
1. First P.O. 1868 Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
First P.O. 1868
Established in Reid's
General Store,
Farm of James Reid
Town's First Supervisor

 
Erected by Village of Voorheesville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 42° 39.013′ N, 73° 56.219′ W. Marker is in Voorheesville, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Altamont Road (New York State Route 156), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Altamont Road, Voorheesville NY 12186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schoolhouse No. 10 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodism (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Grist Mill 1787 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Voorhees House (approx. half a mile away); Connecting People With Communities (approx. 0.6 miles away); Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Grove Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cider Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Voorheesville.
 
Also see . . .  Village of Voorheesville Centennial Celebration Historic Walk Guidebook. Information about the site is included as stop number 13 in the Historic Walk Guidebook by Dennis Sullivan, Village Historian, published in 1999.
Excerpt: Originally a tavern, in 1860 this building was converted to a general store that would later house Voorheesville's first post office. James A. Reid Jr., the son of the town's first supervisor, would serve as the first postmaster from 1868 to 1874. He was followed by Conrad Fryer, the builder and owner of the Grove Hotel, who moved the post office to his hotel.
(Submitted on April 11, 2024, by Trudi Jacobson of Slingerlands, New York.) 
 
First P.O. 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 6, 2011
2. First P.O. 1868 Marker
First P.O. 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 6, 2011
3. First P.O. 1868 Marker
First P.O. 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, June 30, 2019
4. First P.O. 1868 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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