Watervliet in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Watervliet
Prominent features of early Watervliet were the Steen Hoeck or Stone Point nearby on the bank of the Hudson, a beginning point for early land surveys, river ferries from 1710 and on 14th, 15th and 16th Streets which carried Revolutionary War Soldiers on their way to the battle of Saratoga, the Watervliet Arsenal established in 1813, the Erie Canal running the length of the City completed in 1825, and a foundry nearby to the north established in 1808 by Julius Hanks and later operated by Andrew Meneely for the manufacture of bells.
The City of Watervliet embracing the earlier settlements of Port Schuyler, Washington, Gibbonsville and West Troy was incorporated May 26, 1896.
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Location. Touch for map. The marker is next to the Civil War Cannon, which is across 15th Street from Watervliet City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Watervliet NY 12189, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Parrott Rifle (here, next to this marker); Meneely Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Patrick's Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nalle Rescue (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter J. Dalessandro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Uncle Sam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mayor James F. Cavanaugh (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watervliet.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 3. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.