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

The King’s Highway

 
 
The King’s Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 22, 2019
1. The King’s Highway Marker
Inscription.  First road from Albany ended here at Schenectady south gate
 
Erected 1975 by Pine Brush Historic Preservation Project.
 
Location. 42° 48.907′ N, 73° 56.764′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (New York State Route 5) and Ferry Street, on the right on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Gate of Stockade (a few steps from this marker); First Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yates House (about 500 feet away); Dutch Church (about 600 feet away); Arendt Van Curler (about 700 feet away); Southwest Corner of Stockade (about 700 feet away); Clench's Tavern (about 700 feet away); M-7 Day (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Regarding The King’s Highway. The route of the highway is traced by a set of historic markers along King’s Road in Schenectady and Albany Counties ending at the Capital Place in
State Street image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 22, 2019
2. State Street
Looking east from marker. State Street follows the old road path for some blocks. The highway turned southeast at present day Albany Street (near the spire in background)
downtown Albany.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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