Malden in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
Following Henry Hudson’s voyage in 1609, the Dutch in 1614 established a trading post near the future site of Albany; permanent settlement was made at Fort Orange (Albany) in 1624. Esopus (Kingston) was settled in 1653 and other villages in the next centuries.
Huge land grants begun with the Van Rensselaer patroonship and followed by the Livingston, Philipse and Van Cortlandt manors in the 17th century gave the valley an aristocratic quality. French Huguenot, German Palatine, Dutch and English farmers then came and cultivated wheat and flax. In the 1840’s tenants protested the manorial survivals in Antirent riots.
River transport was strategically important in the Revolution although the British never gained control of the Hudson. Sailing sloops and, after Robert Fulton’s “Clermont” (1807), steamboats carried passengers and freight. Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Hudson were seaports from which, until the middle of the 19th century, whaling expeditions ventured to distant waters.
The “lordly Hudson” inspired writers like Washington Irving and the “Hudson
Erected by New York State Education Department, N.Y.S. Thruway Authority.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1609.
Location. 42° 6.425′ N, 73° 57.556′ W. Marker is in Malden, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on New York Thruway (Interstate 87) south of County Route 34, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in a parking area on the New York Thruway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Malden on Hudson NY 12453, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kings Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sawyer's Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lutheran Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Schoonmaker Homestead (approx. 2 miles away); Brick Church (approx. 2 miles away); Kiersted House (approx. 2 miles away); In Honor (approx. 2 miles away); Post Tavern Site (approx. 2.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.