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Loudoun Ferry Road

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2009
1. Loudoun Ferry Road Marker
The spelling of “Loudoun” is from the Title of Major General John Campbell, the 4th Earl of Loudoun, per the marker. This would seem to be an archaic spelling as the road near the marker is "[New] Loudon Road".
Inscription.  
1755 Constructed as Military Road from
Albany to Lake George by Provincial
Troops from New York, New England
and New Jersey under command of
Major General William Johnson
———
Named in honor of Major General
John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun.
Commander in Chief of His Majesty's
Forces in America, French and Indian War
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1776 General Henry Knox's Train
of Artillery crossed here
to aid General George Washington
in the Siege of Boston
———
Military Route Northern Department
Continental Army
———
1777 Used as camp ground
of General Enoch Poor's Brigade

 
Erected 1938 by New York State Education Department, City of Cohoes, & Cohoes Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 48.992′ N, 73° 43.815′ W. Marker is in Colonie, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Crescent Road (County Route 159) and New
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2009
2. Loudoun Ferry Road Marker
Loudon Road (New York State Route 9), on the right when traveling east on Crescent Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fonda Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crescent Aqueduct (approx. half a mile away); Crescent (approx. half a mile away); Crescent / Mohawk Towpath Byway / Halfmoon (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Crescent (approx. half a mile away); Oakcliff (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Yorker Power Authority (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Military Crossing (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable PersonsRoads & VehiclesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Loudoun Ferry Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2009
3. Loudoun Ferry Road Marker
The marker is to the left foreground inside the rail fence in this view, which is to the west. The white truck at the stop sign is on the Cohoes - Crescent Road, waiting to turn onto "Loudon" road, also known as New Loudon Road, a.k.a. Route 9.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,065 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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