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Near Glenville in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alplaus

 
 
Alplaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 24, 2018
1. Alplaus Marker
Inscription. Formerly “Aal Plaats” from Dutch meaning “place of eels.” French and Indians camped at Alplaus Creek on the eve of Schenectady Massacre 1690.
 
Erected 1984 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 51.325′ N, 73° 53.985′ W. Marker is near Glenville, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Alplaus Ave. and Bruce Drive, on the right when traveling west on Alplaus Ave.. Touch for map. At the Alplaus firehouse. Marker is in this post office area: Alplaus NY 12008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yates Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexford House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aqueduct, 1842 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Historic Rexford Aqueduct (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rexford Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Southard House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Country Club Acres, 1957 (approx. one mile away); Garnsey House (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Alplaus. Alplaus is a hamlet at the mouth of Alplaus Kill where it enters the Mohawk River.



Kurt Vonnegut lived here while he worked for GE in the late 1940’s



The Schenectady Massacre occurred

Alplaus Ave looking east from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 24, 2018
2. Alplaus Ave looking east from Marker
Feb. 8, 1690. A party of 114 Frenchmen and 96 Sault and Algonquin Indians had camped the night before the raid here at Alplaus. The raid killed sixty inhabitants. A monument to the raid stands in the Schenectady Stockade
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 19 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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