Clifton Park in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This is the Way North
Historic New York
Since pre-historic times, this route has served Indian hunting and war parties as they traveled between the north country and the southern region of New York State. This area was once considered the key to domination of Colonial North America. French, English and American armies often engaged one another in a deadly struggle for the control of this state.
Once isolated and considered desolate, the northern reaches of the State were inhabited by trappers, lumbermen and miners. The Adirondack Mountains served as America’s earliest source of raw material for our infant industry.
Recent times have seen wealthy magnates using these mountains and lakes as a millionaire’s resort paradise. Travel, tourism and commence have increased the steady flow of humanity moving over this important “way North.”
Erected 1967 by State of New York State Education Department, Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 52.671′ N, 73° 46.598′ W. Marker is in Clifton Park, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Interstate 87, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Halfmoon ( approx. 3.1 miles away); Jonesville Academy 1836-76 ( approx. 3.1 miles away); Round Lake ( approx. 4.2 miles away); Col. Ellsworth ( approx. 4.6 miles away); Historic Yards ( approx. 4.7 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail ( approx. 4.8 miles away); Loudoun Ferry Road ( approx. 4.9 miles away); Canal Square ( approx. 4.9 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.