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Waterford in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saratoga County Bank

1830 - 1885

 
 
Saratoga County Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Saratoga County Bank Marker
Inscription.

Bank robbers entered this building early Oct. 14, 1872, roused the cashier, and forced him to open the safe. After binding & gagging all occupants, they left with half-million dollars worth of cash, securities and jewelry. Once they were caught, tried & acquitted some of the booty was recovered by compromise. The jurors then enjoyed a banquet by the kindness of the liberated leader.

 
Erected by Town of Waterford.
 
Location. 42° 47.389′ N, 73° 40.621′ W. Marker is in Waterford, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 4) and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford NY 12188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Tavern Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troy - Waterford Bridge (about 400 feet away); Waterford Bridges (about 600 feet away); Union Bridge
Saratoga County Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Saratoga County Bank Marker
(about 600 feet away); The Waterways that Shaped a Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Button Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
 
Also see . . .  History of Waterford NY. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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