Malden in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
† † † † † Following Henry Hudsonís voyage in 1609, the Dutch in 1614 established a trading post near the future site of Albany; permanent settlement was made at Fort Orange (Albany) in 1624. Esopus (Kingston) was settled in 1653 and other villages in the next centuries.
† † † † † Huge land grants begun with the Van Rensselaer patroonship and followed by the Livingston, Philipse and Van Cortlandt manors in the 17th century gave the valley an aristocratic quality. French Huguenot, German Palatine, Dutch and English farmers then came and cultivated wheat and flax. In the 1840ís tenants protested the manorial survivals in Antirent riots.
† † † † † River transport was strategically important in the Revolution although the British never gained control of the Hudson. Sailing sloops and, after Robert Fultonís “Clermont” (1807), steamboats carried passengers and freight. Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Hudson were seaports from which, until the middle of the 19th century, whaling expeditions ventured to distant waters.
† † † † † The “lordly Hudson” inspired writers like Washington Irving and the “Hudson River School” of artists, including Thomas Cole. Imposing residences and some unique structures contributed to the valleyís enchantment. Scenic beauty, natural resources, rich history
Erected by New York State Education Department, † N.Y.S. Thruway Authority.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 6.425′ N, 73° 57.556′ W. Marker is in Malden, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on New York Thruway (Interstate 87) south of County Route 34, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a parking area on the New York Thruway. Marker is in this post office area: Malden on Hudson NY 12453, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stone Jug ( approx. 3.3 miles away); Catskill Mountains ( approx. 3.9 miles away); Former New York State Champion Tree ( approx. 6.3 miles away); The Senate House – 1676 ( approx. 6.7 miles away); Kingston Area ( approx. 6.8 miles away); “Historic Diner” ( approx. 8.8 miles away); Columbia County ( approx. 10.2 miles away); Old Stockade † 1658 ( approx. 12.3 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.