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By Virginia McGreevy, August 14, 2012
EarlyToll Road (Berlin, NY) Marker
New York (Rensselaer County), Berlin — Early Toll Road (Berlin, NY)
Elm Street and Green Hollow Road were part of the Eastern Turnpike enacted 1799 to improve existing road from Albany to Mass. line and thence to Boston. — Map (db m88577) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Brunswick — District No. 6
District No. 6 c.1830 Brick school built on land granted by Luther and Olive Eddy. Later named the Lincoln School by students. — Map (db m97563) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Brunswick — Gilead Church
Gilead Church Lutheran, organized about 1746 by Palantine settlers, 400 feet east of this spot. Moved 2½ miles south to present site in 1817. — Map (db m97561) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Eagle Bridge — A Log Church
A log church which stood here was burned by the British Battle of Walloomsac Aug. 16, 1777 — Map (db m58520) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Eagle Bridge — Site of British Encampment
August 13,1777 Col. Baum's forces camped here — Map (db m88578) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Eagle Bridge — Site of Home of John Wood
Field officers were voted for here, May 11, 1776. Also birthplace John Wood's son, Jethro Wood, inventor first iron mould plow (1814) — Map (db m58519) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), East Greenbush — NY-24 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . — Map (db m23720) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick — Brimmer Farm
Brimmer Farm Settled ca. 1754 Attacked by Indians June 2nd, 1755 George Brimmer Killed and Buried Here — Map (db m124850) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick — Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur President 1881-1885 lived in Hoosick, N.Y. Union College Graduate 1848 — Map (db m97253) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick — Early Tavern
Early Tavern Kept by David Wilcox before 1814. Later home of Dr John Warren, born 1806, died 1882 — Map (db m97252) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick — Hoosick WW I & II Memorial
Hoosick This memorial is placed to honor the boys who lost their lives in World Wars I and II Earl Rudd Andrew Williams Leon Wilcox Lester Goodermote — Map (db m105746) WM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick — Site of First Hoosick Baptist Church
Site of First Hoosick Baptist Church Organized March 16, 1785. First building erected 1792. Elder Samuel Rogers first regular pastor 1797 — Map (db m97251) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick Falls — "Ball Seminary"
Built in 1842 Incorporated by Regents 1843 Property conveyed 1863 to the Town of Hoosick for a free union school — Map (db m124805) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick Falls — Birthplace (1776) of Simon Fraser
Birthplace (1776) of Simon Fraser Explorer of Western Canada 1805 - 1808 A river and mountain there honor his name — Map (db m124811) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick Falls — First Meeting House in Hoosick Falls
Erected 1800 for the use of the "Warren Society of Hoosick" Baptist church organized in 1847. — Map (db m125477) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick Falls — Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses Who Won World Fame at 80 After Her Paintings Were Discovered In This Village Is Buried Here In The Maple Grove Cemetery. — Map (db m13999) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick Falls — 449 — Old Maple Grove
Est. 1854 on earlier burial ground site. Buried here are men and woman who helped found and develop the Town of Hoosick. — Map (db m124797) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick Falls — Walloomsac M.E. Church
Site of Walloomsac M.E. Church Incorporated April 18, 1811 Reincorporated 1845 and 1858 on Pittstown circuit Church building removed 1898 — Map (db m124808) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Hoosick Falls — Wood Park
Former Grounds Wood Mansion Walter A Wood High School Summer Band Concerts Hoosick Veterans Memorial Jose DeCreeft Sculpture — Map (db m124802) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), North Greenbush — Little Red Schoolhouse
Little Red Schoolhouse Since 1861 The Only One Room Schoolhouse Operating In New York State — Map (db m39022) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), North Hoosick — Battle of BenningtonSan Coick Bridge Skirmish — August 14th 1777
Colonel Baum, commanding a force of 700 men sent by General Burgoyne to seize military stores at Bennington, here met American militia under Colonel Gregg who destroyed the bridge and fired upon the enemy. Colonel Baum here drew up his famous call . . . — Map (db m36756) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), North Hoosick — Battle of Bennington First Engagement
General John Stark with New Hampshire Vermont and Massachusetts militia defeated and captured an expeditionary force sent by General Burgoyne and commanded by Colonel Baum. This was one of the first decisive victories in the War of the Revolution. — Map (db m58443) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), North Hoosick — Battle of Bennington Second EngagementAugust 16th 1777
Battle Of Bennington Second engagement At this point occurred the defeat of Colonel Breyman, who commanded a force of 600 men sent by General Burgoyne to reinforce Colonel Baum. Seth Warner and his regiment of Vermont rangers “Green . . . — Map (db m58444) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Petersburgh — Reynolds Farm
Settled 1780 William W. Reynolds Born in Rhode Island Died here 1829. Served in American Revolution — Map (db m58450) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Pittstown — In Honor of Those
In honor of those who served in World War II from the 4th election dist. of the town of Pittstown — Map (db m97589) WM
New York (Rensselaer County), Rensselaer — Fort Crailo
2500 Feet Fort Crailo "Yankee Doodle" written there 1758 — Map (db m40776) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Rensselaer — Fort Crailo
2000 Feet Fort Crailo "Yankee Doodle" Written there 1758 — Map (db m40781) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Rensselaer — NY-23 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . — Map (db m23718) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Rensselaer — Trade Partners Along the Hudson
First Inhabitants Mahican Indians, known today as Mohicans by the Mohican Nation, were Algonquian-speaking people who inhabited this spot as early as the 1400s. Mahicans gathered here, at Schaghticoke, Cohoes, and at DeLaets and . . . — Map (db m43911) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Sand Lake — Glass Lake
Rensselaer Glassworks Glass House Village 1804-1852 Headwaters of The Wynantskill — Map (db m65615) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Schodack — NY-25 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . — Map (db m23747) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Stephentown — 454 — Former Church

Built 1871 as Methodist Episcopal. First woman pastor E.H. Delavan served 1881-1882 Restored 1998 by Stephentown Historical Soc as Heritage Ctr. — Map (db m118573) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Town of Nassau — Home of Big Thunder
Dr. Smith Boughton, leader of 1844-45 anti rent war, liver here: 1838-1888 — Map (db m58448) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — “Uncle Sam”
U.   S. In loving memory of “Uncle Sam” the name originating with Samuel Wilson 1766 --- 1854 during the War of 1812 and since adopted by the United States. — Map (db m38072) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — A Panoramic View of American History
We want our many visitors to realize that they are looking at one of the single most important broad overviews of American history anywhere in the country! What you see before you is the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers and "...most . . . — Map (db m32346) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Albert Pawling
2nd Lt. 1775. Led Forces At Quebec, St. John's, White Plains and Monmouth. 1st Sheriff Rensselaer County 1st Mayor City of Troy, NY — Map (db m95633) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Amos Eaton
Amos Eaton, with Patroon Stephen Van Rensselaer, founded the Rensselaer School in 1824, later Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A philosopher of higher education, he revolutionized instruction away from the liberal arts tradition into a laboratory . . . — Map (db m94519) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Burden Iron Works
Henry Burden's Upper Works. Invented Modern Horseshoe And Railroad Spike, Site Of World's Most Powerful Water Wheel Founded 1809 — Map (db m95642) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Church of the Holy Cross
. . . — Map (db m45241) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Ebenezer Emmons1799-1863 — A giant of nineteenth century geology
Rensselaer graduate of the first class of 1826 Rensselaer Professor of Geology 1830-1840 State Geologist, New York Geological Survey The first State Geologist of North Carolina 1851 Created the standard for American stratigraphic . . . — Map (db m76731) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Emma Willard
2/23/1787 – 4/15/1870 Educator, author, & founder in 1814 of first school for girls with a curriculum like that available to boys. George E. Pataki, GovernorMap (db m7193) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium
Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel And Crematorium Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance in Commemorating The History of The United States of America Built Between 1888 and 1889, . . . — Map (db m94483) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Gasholder House
Within this 19th century structure was a telescoping iron tank that stored manufactured coal gas until needed to illuminate streets and buildings in Troy — Map (db m31952) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — George Henry ThomasMajor General, U.S.A. — July 31, 1816 – March 28, 1870
★       ★ “The Rock of Chickamauga” A native Virginian who chose to remain in the Union Army. At the outbreak of the Civil War, General Thomas played a crucial role in the war’s outcome with his successes in the . . . — Map (db m37448) HM WM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Herman Melville
Author of "Moby Dick" Family Home 1838-1847 Did his earliest writing and completed first two books here; "Typee" and "Omoo" — Map (db m32336) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Historic Oakwood Cemetery
. . . — Map (db m70241) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — History of 1819 Fifth Avenue
Lot 418 (Yesterday) 1797 The premises on the western side of Fifth Street in the City of Troy initially known as Lot 418 was originally owned by Jacob D. Vanderheydan. Between the years of 1797 and 1862 the property was occupied by many different . . . — Map (db m39346) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — John Paine
. . . — Map (db m115486) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Kate Mullany House
Kate Mullany House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This house possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Kate Mullany, an Irish Immigrant, laundry worker, and a nationally . . . — Map (db m40827) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Lansingburgh

First chartered village in Rensselaer County, New York, USA and was settled around 1763. The name is from Abraham Lansing, an early settler, combined with the Scottish word burgh.

Street Docks at 123rd Street During the . . . — Map (db m115538) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Liberty Street Presbyterian Church(African)
1840 - 1963 Site of Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (African) 1st Pastor, Henry H. Garnet, 1840-48; Local, State and Nat'l Abolitionist Meetings: Draft Riot Site, 1863 Beta Psi Boulé, Sigma . . . — Map (db m93298) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Locking Through
September 1, 1823, was a festive day in Troy, as a parade, music and gun salutes greeted the first two boats to pass through the new State Dam and Sloop Lock on the Hudson. The dam promised expanded trade and fed a hydraulic canal that delivered . . . — Map (db m66678) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Major General John Ellis Wool
This stone is erected to Major General John Ellis Wool. The gallant soldier, the able commander, and the patriotic citizen. Distinguished in many battles; and to Sarah Moulton, his excellent and worthy consort. ---------- Queenstown, October 13, . . . — Map (db m81739) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Major General Joseph Bradford Carr1828 – 1895
[Left of Monument: ] United States Volunteer Service. Mustered in United States Service   May 14, 1861. Commissions. Colonel   Second New York Volunteers, May 10, 1861. Brigadier General United States Volunteers, Sept. 7, 1862. Major General . . . — Map (db m38063) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Michael Burke
Medal of Honor Michael Burke Pvt Co. D 125 NY Inf Civil War Born 1844 Died 1878 — Map (db m87545) WM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Norman Rockwell
Frequently Visited Troy, Chose This Site For "The Street Was Never The Same" (1952) And Other Troy Settings For Paintings — Map (db m120399) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Oakwood Cemetery

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m115501) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Old Mount Ida Cemetery
Old Mount Ida Cemetery est. 01 Jan. 1832 12-3/10 acres. Numerous soldiers buried here who served in the Revolutionary War, 1812 and Civil Wars Tri-City Council Vietnam Era Vets — Map (db m73197) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — San Francisco Giants
Troy, N.Y. Birthplace of the San Francisco Giants When Troy resigned from the National League in 1882, most of its players went to the N.Y. Gothams, renamed The Giants in 1883 (because of the "very tall . . . — Map (db m7425) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — September 11th MemorialTroy, New York — Dedicated September 11, 2011

September 11, 2001

The day rose clear and bright. But in just 102 minutes Sept. 11, 2001 became one of the most tragic days in the history of the United States of America. American way of life and freedom were attacked by 19 men fueled . . . — Map (db m115582) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — St. Peter's Cemetery
Burial Site of Medal of Honor Recp. Lt Col William O'Brien 105th Inf. Regt. 27th Inf. Div. Corporal Owen McGough Btry. D 5th US Arty. — Map (db m95601) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — The Great Fire of 1862
On May 10, 1862, much of downtown Troy [N.Y.] was destroyed by the worst fire the city has ever known. Sparks from a steam engine set fire to the wooden bridge to Green Island, and a strong wind spread the flames across the city. By night fall, over . . . — Map (db m57941) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — The Rescue of Charles Nalle
Here was begun April 27, 1860 The Rescue of Charles Nalle an escaped slave who had been arrested under the Fugitive Slave Act — Map (db m42014) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Third Street Burial Grounds, 1824
In the ground before you rest the remains of 164 people who were removed from the Third Street Burial Ground in Troy, NY in 1875 to make way for a new City Hall. No gravestones ever marked this spot as they were probably broken during the . . . — Map (db m95605) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers
The five Hall of Famers pictured above played for Troy, N.Y. (NL) between 1879 and 1882. When Troy resigned from the National League after the 1882 season, these players continued their stellar pro careers with other teams including the future N.Y. . . . — Map (db m7444) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — T'was The Night Before Christmas
"T'was the night before Christmas when all thro' the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The Stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug . . . — Map (db m14534) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Uncle Sam
Nickname of Samuel Wilson of Troy which was given near here to United States from markings of U.S. on military supplies in War of 1812 — Map (db m8601) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Uncle Sam Monument
[Front] *Uncle Sam* Wilson 1766 1854 of Troy - New York Born in Arlington - Mass [Right] Sam Wilson- One of the Prime Movers For Incorporation of * Troy as Village - 1794 City - 1816 * [Left] U.S. of America Uncle Sam * . . . — Map (db m58887) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Veterans Memorial

In memory of those departed who served their country with honor — Map (db m115531) WM

New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — W & L E Gurley Building
W & L E Gurley Building has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m40831) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861
Henry Dudley, Architect Belltower Addition: 1883 Recorded in 1967 by Historical American Building Survey "An Historic Structure Having Exceptional Historical and Architectural Interest" — Map (db m29820) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Washington Park
Washington Park Established in 1840 this park is one of only two privately owned urban ornamental parks in New York State Washington Park Association Map (db m45179) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Welcome to the Collar City!
The detachable shirt collar was invented in Troy in 1827 by a local housewife, Hannah Montague. Form more than a hundred years, various styles of the stiff cotton collars were worn by merchants, businessmen and other "white collar" workers. Troy . . . — Map (db m66836) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — West Hall
West Hall Constructed 1868-1871 Marcus F. Cummings, Architect Troy Hospital 1871 - 1922 Catholic Central High School 1923-1952 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1953 - Exterior Restoration 2004-2008 Shirley Ann . . . — Map (db m58155) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — William Henry Freeman
Medal of Honor Recipient Civil War Soldier PVT CO B 169 NY INF May 10, 1844 - August 26, 1911 "Volunteered To Carry The Brigade Flag After The Bearer Was Wounded" — Map (db m95022) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Wilson Farmhouse
Samuel "Uncle Sam" & Ebenezer Wilson built their home here on Mount Ida, overlooking Troy. The surrounding orchard and nearby hillside were ideal for grazing animals, assuring a steady supply of livestock for their growing meat . . . — Map (db m36915) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — World War Memorial

In Commemoration of our men of the 15th Ward, who answered their Country's call and served for Liberty and Democracy in the World War, 1917-1918.

"The Right is more precious than Peace." — Map (db m115485) HM

New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — “Had day lasted an hour longer . . .”South
Herrick’s Approach A column of 300 men under Colonel Samuel Herrick marched over this ridge in order to attack Baum’s main position from the rear. Reinforcements Arrive No sooner had Stark’s troops overrun Baum’s main position on the top . . . — Map (db m36793) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — “the first link in the chain of successes which issued in the surrender at Saratoga ...”East
The River Crossing Travelers on the road to Bennington in 1777 crossed the Walloomsac River on a bridge where today’s bridge stands at the foot of this hill. To defend this important crossing, Baum placed his Brunswick grenadiers and a few . . . — Map (db m36790) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — A Gathering StormNorth
By the end of July 1777, the British invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne had progressed to Fort Edward on the Hudson River. Desperately in need of supplies, Burgoyne dispatched an expedition on August 11 under Lieutenant Colonel . . . — Map (db m36780) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Battle of BenningtonFirst Engagement — August 16th 1777
General John Stark with New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts Militia defeated and captured an expeditionary force sent by General Burgoyne and commanded by Colonel Baum. This was one of the first decisive victories in the War of the Revolution. — Map (db m13918) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Battle of BenningtonSecond Engagement — August 16th 1777
At this point occurred the defeat of Colonel Breyman, who commanded a force of 600 men sent by General Burgoyne to reinforce Colonel Baum. Colonel Seth Warner and his regiment of Vermont Rangers "Green Mountain Boys" distinguished themselves . . . — Map (db m13920) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Bennington Battle FieldAugust 16, 1777
- • • →     American Forces - ♦ →     British       x → →     Indians --------------- Erected by the State of New York August 16, 1927 — Map (db m36977) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Bennington BattlefieldGeneral Stark's Victory — August 16, 1777
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New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Bennington BattlefieldState Historic Site
In August 1777, militiamen from several states commanded by General John Stark defeated British forces en route to Bennington to capture supplies and horses. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — Map (db m36753) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Bennington Battlefield
Bennington Battlefield has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m36886) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Hoosick World War II Memorial
In grateful memory this avenue of trees is dedicated to all the brave men of The Town of Hoosick who served with the victorious forces of the United States in the Second World War 1941 – 1945. On this tablet are inscribed the names of those . . . — Map (db m36854) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Massachusetts Volunteers at Bennington
Erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a tribute to her patriotic volunteers who rendered valuable service in the repulse of the Burgoyne invasion at the Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777. — Map (db m36757) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — New Hampshire Regiment
Position of Colonel Nichols New Hampshire Regiment — Map (db m36797) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — New Hampshire Troops1777       1927
A memorial commemorating the record of the New Hampshire troops under the command of John Stark in this import and decisive engagement August 16, 1777 — Map (db m36762) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Patriots of Vermont
In grateful memory of the Patriots of Vermont and their fellow patriots from the neighboring states who here fought for American independence under the command of General John Stark and Colonel Seth Warner August 16, 1777 --------------- Erected . . . — Map (db m36760) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Walloomsac — Vermont Rangers
Position of Colonel Herrick’s Vermont Rangers — Map (db m36795) HM

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