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

Great Sacandaga Lake

 
 
Great Sacandaga Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 4, 2010
1. Great Sacandaga Lake Marker
Inscription.
Great Sacandaga Lake
Created in 1930 as the
Sacandaga Reservoir. Ten
communities were lost or
partially lost to the
rising waters.

 
Erected by the Town of Edinburg.
 
Location. 43° 12.548′ N, 74° 4.913′ W. Marker is in Batchellerville, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on South Shore Road (County Route 7), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is posted across the street from the Batchellerville Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 907 South Shore Road , Northville NY 12134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Building the Batchellerville Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Batchellerville Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Batcheller Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Country Store (about 500 feet away); Batchellerville (about 500 feet away); Covered Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Carriage Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Beecher's Store (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Communities Lost to the
Great Sacandaga Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 2, 2009
2. Great Sacandaga Lake Marker
Reservoir

The marker states that ten communities where lost or partially lost to the waters of the Great Sacandaga. They would include: Conklingville, Day Center, a.k.a. Day Corners, Huntsville, Beecher Hollow, Batchellerville, Fish House, Benedict, Munsonville, Cranberry Creek, Osborne Bridge, Parkville, Sacandaga Park, and the fish and game rich swampy area know as, "The Vly."
    — Submitted September 25, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.

 
Additional keywords. Hudson River Regulating District
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Great Sacandaga Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 2, 2009
3. Great Sacandaga Lake Marker
Great Sacandaga Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 3, 2012
4. Great Sacandaga Lake Marker
The scene near the marker has changed with the building of the new Batchelorville Bridge.
The Great Sacandaga Lake at Batchellerville image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2010
5. The Great Sacandaga Lake at Batchellerville
The Great Sacandaga Lake near Northville image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2010
6. The Great Sacandaga Lake near Northville
Beacon Island on the Great Sacandaga Lake image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 5, 2010
7. Beacon Island on the Great Sacandaga Lake
The Batchellerville Bridge across Great Sacandaga Lake image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 4, 2010
8. The Batchellerville Bridge across Great Sacandaga Lake
Edward Haynes Sargent 1855 - 1954 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 3, 2011
9. Edward Haynes Sargent 1855 - 1954
Edward Haynes Sargent was designer and chief engineer of the Sacandaga Reservoir from 1924 until his death in 1954. He had been a major in the American Expeditionary Forces of World War I in the 116th Corps of Engineers. The reservoir today is a living memorial to Mr. Sargent, whose grave lies in the northeast corner of the Edinburg Cemetery. A map of the reservoir is drawn on left side of his gravemarker.
The Great Sacandaga Lake image. Click for full size.
By Google Maps
10. The Great Sacandaga Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,585 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 8, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   9, 10. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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