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Site of the Battle of Clarksville

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 5, 2007
1. Site of The Battle of Clarksville
Inscription.  On Dec.3, 1839, during the Anti-Rent Wars, Sheriff Artcher and his posse marched from Albany to Clarksville. They met their first resistance here.
 
Erected 2006 by Clarksville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1703.
 
Location. 42° 34.515′ N, 73° 58.413′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Cass Hill Road and Delaware Turnpike (New York State Route 443), on the right when traveling north on Cass Hill Road. The marker is near the Beautiful Helderberg Escarpment. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville NY 12041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harmanus Bogardus House / Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meed House (approx. half a mile away); Clark House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Houghtaling House (approx. ¾ mile away); David Allen House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lime Kiln Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away);
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 4, 2007
2. Battle of Clarksville Marker
The marker is at an intersection near the Beautiful Helderberg Escarpment
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Slingerland House 1762 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Slingerland-Lagrange Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
More about this marker. Marker was Dedicated on October 15th, 2006
 
Regarding Site of the Battle of Clarksville. The march from Albany to the point where this marker is located is 13.1 miles. An important part of the Albany County hilltown history is the Anti-rent Wars which lasted 41 years. Tenant farmers became “Calico Indians” in protest of Dutch Patroon lease agreements. The book Tin Horns and Calico by Henry Christman chronicles that history.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Anit-Rent Wars
 
Additional keywords. Anti-Rent War Riot Riots Clarksville Albany Sheriff Artcher Posse Heldeburg Helderberg Heldeberg Helderberg Stephen Van Rensselaer IV
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,240 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on December 14, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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