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By Steve Stoessel, November 13, 2018
Yates Farm Mansion
New York (Schenectady County), Alplaus — Yates Farm
And cemetery. Settled 1734 by Joesph Yates 1707-1748. Grandfather of Joesph C. Yates governor of N.Y. 1823-24 — Map (db m126259) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Baptist Church
Society organized 1800 uniting Duanesburg & Florida Baptists-1st Ministers-Elders Reuben Mudge, Elnathan Finch Present edifice built 1868 — Map (db m6042) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Christ Episcopal Church
Built 1792 Consecrated 1793 by Bishop Samuel Provoost A Glebe of 80 acres presented by James Duane for rectory — Map (db m5453) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Christ Episcopal Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1793 — Map (db m5580) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Christman Sanctuary
in honor of Mr. & Mrs. W.W. Christman ——————— "I Give, Bequeath, Devote, Devise, Shelter to Every Bird That Flies" ——————— Dedicated by The Mohawk . . . — Map (db m7152) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Christman Sanctuary — History
The Eastern New York chapter of the Nature Conservancy purchased the original 97 acres of this sanctuary in 1970 from Lansing and Lucille Christman, son and daughter-in-law of the late William W. Christman. William (Will) Christman devoted his . . . — Map (db m13904) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — County Line Meeting House
Erected Here About 1800. It was used by all denominations worshiping in the vicinity. — Map (db m6044) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church
Society of the Reformed Presbyterian Church Org. 1795 By Rev. McKinney 1st Ministers: Rev. McMaster, Wylie, & Ramsay. Present Edifice Built 1836 — Map (db m41320) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Eatons Corners Post Office & Store
Site of post office & store established about 1820 by Lemuel Eaton and run for years. He brought the mail each Saturday on horseback from Amsterdam. — Map (db m29760) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — 26 — Esperance WitchLegends & Lore
Lived Near Here In 1800s. French Settler Accused Of Witchcraft By New England Settlers. Killed By Silver Bullet Shot Through Her Window — Map (db m109404) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Friends Meeting House
Friends Meeting House Erected 1807 Near Site Of Original Log Structure 1st Preacher—Ezekiel Tripp Society Organized About 1790 — Map (db m6043) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Frost Homestead
This house was built by James Frost in 1834, using reclaimed portions from the Featherstonhaugh Mansion built in 1808 — Map (db m6040) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Great Lot 92
The boundaries of the County Forest Preserve are the same as they were when Elkanoh Rockwell leased this land from James Duane in 1794. Duane held 50,000 acres in the area then known as Duane's Bush. He divided his land into hundred acre . . . — Map (db m42061) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Home of William North
Home, Erected 1784 - Of - William North Born 1755 Died 1836 ————————— Soldier Throughout The Revolution Aide De Camp To Baron Steuben Adjutant General Of The Provisional . . . — Map (db m27494) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — James Duane
Born 1732 buried here 1797. In Continental Congress Provincial Convention, Mayor of New York, State Senator, Federal Judge. — Map (db m48921) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — 16 — Michael Righter — Legends & Lore
Michael Righter 1718-1804 Buried Here First Permanent Settler of Duanesburg Who Lived In Small Cave Near Here ca 1765 Before Building a Log Cabin — Map (db m109359) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Sherburne Tannery
Near site of old Sherburne Tannery Est. by John Sherburne about 1790. After clearing land the business brought him over $100,000. — Map (db m66740) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — Tory Tree Site
During the Revolution a Tory stuck his poplar walking stick in hasty escape from capture by a Continental surprise — Map (db m6041) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Duanesburg — William North
William North Born 1755 Buried here 1836 Aide to Steuben in 1779 General in U. S. Army Son in law of James Duane Assemblyman and Speaker — Map (db m5518) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Alplaus
Formerly “Aal Plaats” from Dutch meaning “place of eels.” French and Indians camped at Alplaus Creek on the eve of Schenectady Massacre 1690. — Map (db m125364) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Beukendaal. 1748
Dutch Word Meaning Beechdale. DeGraff House Where 40 Schenectady Militia Fought Off French- Indian Raiding Party Town of GlenvilleMap (db m104952) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — First Church in Glenville
First Church In Glenville Built 1785, Here Stood The "Church At The Woestina" (Church In The Wilderness) Removed To Rotterdam 1812 — Map (db m105176) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Hoffmans Ferry
Here About 1790 Harmanus Vedder Established A Ferry Which Bore His Name Until 1835 When The Ferry Rights Were Bought By J. Hoffman — Map (db m105177) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Sacandaga Road
New York Sacandaga Road Cut Through The Primitive Forest By Early Settlers Along An Indian Trail Leading To The Sacandaga Region And Canada. — Map (db m104957) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Sacandaga Road
Cut through primitive forest by early settlers along an Indian trail leading Sacandaga Region and Canada — Map (db m126936) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Seeley House
Farm of John F. Seeley, 19th Century broom corn grower, broom manufacturer. First bridge erected here in 1855 by Volney Freeman — Map (db m125398) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Site of a Tavern
New York Site Of A Tavern Kept By Nicholas S. Van Patten. First Glenville Town Meeting Held Here Jan. 2, 1821 — Map (db m104983) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — The Beukendaal Battle
1748         1929 In Memory Of The Men Who Were Killed In This Ravine In The Beukendaal Battle On July 18, 1748 By The Canadian Indians John A. Bradt Johannes Marinus Peter Vrooman Daniel Van Antwerpen Cornelis Viele, . . . — Map (db m102619) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Wolf Hollow
A Fault And Displacement of 1000 Feet in Earth's Surface Rocks. Here, In 1669, The Mohawks Ambushed Their Algonkian Invaders — Map (db m105175) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Wolf Hollow
New York Wolf Hollow A Fault And Displacement Of 1000 Feet In Earth's Surface Rocks. Here, In 1669, The Mohawks Ambushed Their Algonkian Invaders — Map (db m105189) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Niskayuna — Edith M. Boldebuck1915-1981
Edith M. Boldebuck, a leading GE patent holder, played a key role in the developments of plastics and insulating materials. — Map (db m123052) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Niskayuna — The Ferry Road Bridge & Its Surroundings… A Brief History
This area was the site of rich Native American agricultural fields and extensive trade paths. In the 17th century and 18th centuries, Dutch colonists and other European settlers farmed here and transported their goods on those same paths. Boats . . . — Map (db m126661) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Niskayuna — Welcome to the Colonie Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Path
The Town of Colonie includes 10.2 miles of riverfront along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. The bike-hike trail which parallels the river and canal is part of the 359 mile NYS Canalway Trail stretching from Buffalo to Albany. Points of interest . . . — Map (db m127029) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Pattersonville — Johnson Hall – 1763Johnstown — Historic New York
          Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), Indian trader, statesman, diplomat and Colonial Empire Builder, in 1763 built Johnson Hall, the center of his estate and the scene of many Indian conferences.           Coming from Ireland in 1738, . . . — Map (db m75961) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 23Erie Canal Lock 23
The stonework surrounding you is the remains of lock 23 of the Enlarged Erie Canal. Canal boats, drawn by mules and horses, passed through the chambers on either side of you on their way toward revolutionizing transportation in the mid-nineteenth . . . — Map (db m25101) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Enlarged Lock 23
About 3000 feet from modern Lock 8 is Lock 23, built in 1841 during the enlargement of the Erie Canal (1836-1862). It replaced original Erie Canal Lock 26. Enlarging the canal became imperative by the mid-1830's after user demand outstripped the . . . — Map (db m93716) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Gateway LandingSchenectady Harbor 1660 - 1820
Head of navigation on the Mohawk, this thriving gateway post funneled traders, soldiers and settlers west for over 160 years. Warehouses -- filled with furs, grain, salt, potash and other goods -- lined the far bank of the Binnekill. Hundreds of . . . — Map (db m53146) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — George S. Haswell III1946 - 1994
Mariner, master of the batteau Discovery, which departed this harbor August 21, 1992, on the 200th anniversary of Schuyler's Expedition, through her final voyage to Onondaga Lake, July 9th 1994; there he was struck by lightning and died, July . . . — Map (db m51122) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Home of Jimmy Carter
U.S. Army Rotterdam Housing Area Home of Jimmy Carter October 1952 - October 1953 James Earl Carter, Jr., President of the United States 1977-1981, and his wife Rosalynn, lived in Quarters Number 7 when he . . . — Map (db m6870) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Vedder Family Cemetery
Vedder Family Cemetery This historic burial plot contains the remains of descendants of Harmen Albertse Vedder, an original settler of Schenectady. He purchased the land and built a home in 1672. Harmen died around 1715 and is probably . . . — Map (db m23020) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam Junction — Jan Mabee House
Built Circa 1705 Occupied For 3 Centuries The Farmstead Features 2 Distinct Styles Of Dutch Architecture — Map (db m73814) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam Junction — Jan Mabie House, 1670
Oldest House in Mohawk Valley, East of this Point, Built by Daniel Janse Van Antwerpen, 1670 — Map (db m32192) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam Junction — Plotter Kill Aqueduct
These stone arches are the remains of an aqueduct that conveyed the Erie Canal across the Plotter Kill Creek. Aqueducts were used to carry the canal and its towpath over rivers, ravines, and other obstructions. They each consisted of an arched stone . . . — Map (db m125976) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — "Big Boy"ALCo's Mighty 4-8-8-4
"Big Boy” was a lot of rolling steel - a whopping 1,250,000 pounds, or 612.5 tons of it with its tender included. The American Locomotive Company built 25 of these mammoth locomotives for the Union Pacific Railroad between the years . . . — Map (db m125487) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Albany Path Ska-Nek-Ta-De
Trail Through Open Pines Wagon, Stagecoach and Military Road. Now State St. and Route 5 to Albany — Map (db m51127) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ALCo Site
On this three-acre plot in 1848 was founded the locomotive works which prospered until 1968 as American Locomotive Co. — Map (db m38348) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ALCo's Legacy
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and its predecessor, Schenectady Locomotive Works, manufactured locomotives from 1849 until 1969. For 120 years they designed and sold high quality, state-of-the-art locomotives to railroads and governments on . . . — Map (db m125514) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — ALCo's Legacy
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and its predecessor, Schenectady Locomotive Works, manufactured locomotives from 1849 until 1969. For 120 years they designed and sold high quality, state-of-the-art locomotives to railroads and governments on . . . — Map (db m125519) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Arendt Van Curler
To honor the memory of Arendt Van Curler Acknowledged leader of the fifteen original settlers of Schenectady. Born at Nijkerk, Holland, 1620; Came to New Amsterdam, 1638; To Schenectady, 1662; Resided here until death. . . . — Map (db m15029) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Bradt House1735
Early type of Dutch farmhouse. To west was Woestina (Wilderness) — Map (db m123077) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Casey JonesLegendary Engineer
Railroads and railroading are an integral part of our nation's songbook. By the early 20th century, that included songs such as John Henry, the mythical steel-drivin' man;" The Wabash Cannonball, a locomotive with "no equal;” . . . — Map (db m125474) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Clench's Tavern
Here St Georges Lodge No 6 F & AM Formed June 1774 Here Washington Was Entertained By Civil and Military Authorities June 30, 1782 — Map (db m51163) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Commemorating Massacre
Commemorating Massacre of Feb. 8-9,1690. One Hundred and Fourteen French and Ninety-Six Indians Entered During Night at North Gate, Located at this Point. Assault was Commenced Here. Seventy Houses were Burned, Sixty Persons Killed and . . . — Map (db m77520) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Cur Non?
Cur Non! On June 11, 1825 Major General Marquis De Lafayette, Soldier, Statesman, Citizen of France And of the United States, Was the Guest of the Honorable Joseph C. Yates, Governor of The State . . . — Map (db m34319) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Dutch Church
Founded Before 1680. First Mohawk Valley Church From Its Academy of 1785 Grew Union College, 1795. — Map (db m77728) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Early Smithy
On this corner site stood first Bellevue Blacksmith shop, from 1885 to 1925. Started by Julius Zander, followed by Julius Zemke. — Map (db m49268) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Ellis Hospital
Built 1893 on this site,replacing 1885 Dispensary. It became City Hall Annex in 1906 as hospital moved to Nott Street location. — Map (db m58342) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — First Mill
Site Of First Mill Built By Sweer Teunise On Mill Kill 1666. Destroyed By Flood 1673 and Rebuilt. First Industry Of The Mohawk Valley — Map (db m51121) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Free Masonry
St George's Lodge, No. 6 F. & A. M. Founded Here 1774 Under Auspices Of Sir John Johnson, Grand Master, New York Colony — Map (db m51170) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — GE Realty Plot
E.K Rossiter, T.H. Ellet, W.T.B. Mynderse, and A.J. Russell were among the major architects who designed houses here. — Map (db m125443) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — General Electric Building 32
Constructed in 1892 for Thomas Edison's research on lighting and later for Doppler Radar development for the United States Government was restored in 1998 by Warren Camp with support from The City Of Schenectady and The New York . . . — Map (db m66125) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Home of Aaron Dickinson
1863 Home of Aaron Dickinson, blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth Home of J. Teller Schoolcraft while he was Mayor of Schenectady (1914-1915) Site of store owned by John Prince (New York State Assembly member, after whom . . . — Map (db m56484) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Hotel Van Curler
Hotel Van Curler Built 1925 Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m50859) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Ignacy Jan Paderewski1860     1941
1860     1941 In This Auditorium On October 8, 1917 At The 35-th National Convention Of The Polish Roman - Catholic Union Of America Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish Pianist And Statesman Prime Minister Of Poland - 1919 Leader Of . . . — Map (db m101770) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — John Glen House 1740
John Glen House 1740 Washington Occupied N.E. Bedroom, Second Floor On First Visit to Schenectady In 1775 — Map (db m32541) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Joseph C. Yates
Here Was Born Joseph C. Yates, Nov. 9, 1768. He was the First Mayor of Schenectady, State Senator, Judge of the Supreme Court, and Governor of the State of New York, Died at his Residence, East Corner Governor's Lane, March . . . — Map (db m33771) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — M-7 Day
Saturday April 10, 1943 On this spot representatives of the British Eight Army paid tribute to American Locomotive Co. Workers — Map (db m51131) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Nott Memorial
Nott Memorial Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance In Commemorating The History of The United States of America 1986 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m23365) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Original Site of the African Church
1837 Original Site of the African Church Founded in 1837 By Reverend Isaac Duryee Renamed Duryee Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1894 — Map (db m97295) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Revolutionary Hospital & Continental Barracks
On This Site Stood During the Revolutionary War The General Hospital For The Northern Department, And The Continental Barracks. Built By Order Of General Washington In Nov. 1776, And used Until 1780 By Troops Passing Through Or . . . — Map (db m50316) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn
On Night of Feb. 8, 1690. Although Wounded He Rode 20 Miles To Albany Warning Settlers — Map (db m77689) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Robert Sanders House 1750
Washington Visited Here in 1775 Later Became Schenectady Female Academy — Map (db m77588) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady
Updated 2008 Marker: The Chamber of Schenectady County Welcomes You To Schenectady Settled by Arent Van Curler 1661 Burned by the French and Indians Feb. 8, 1690 The original 1924 marker read: Erected by Chamber of . . . — Map (db m15074) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady
Founded in the Wilderness Beyond Feudal Control Inherits the Spirit of Liberty And Progress * Here Our Forefathers Established A College Free From Sectarianism * They Helped to Develop The Steam Railroad and Inland Water . . . — Map (db m58355) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady Police Department125th Anniversary
Dedicated May 18th, 1995 In Commemoration Of The 125th Anniversary Of The Schenectady Police Department ---------------- In Remembrance of those Police Officers Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice For Their Community ---------------- . . . — Map (db m50312) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Schenectady's Little Italy
Benvenuti Welcome to Schenectady's Little Italy ------------------------------- This Gateway and Street are dedicated to Italian immigrants who came to Schenectady during the great European immigrations to the United States beginning at . . . — Map (db m39547) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Site of Queen's Fort
Built in 1705, as a triple stockade. Rebuilt in 1735, on heavy hewn timbers set on stone wall ten feet high. Fort was one hundred feet square, with blockhouse at each corner, twenty four feet square and twenty feet high. Was capable of holding . . . — Map (db m32506) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Site of the Home of Charles Proteus SteinmetzFrom 1903 Until His Death in 1923.
A pioneer in electrical engineering . He was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Consulting Engineer of the General Electric Company and Professor of Engineering at Union College. A civic leader he was chairman of the . . . — Map (db m50131) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — South Gate of Stockade
Located at centre of present State Street in east line of stockade, which extended north, through a point nine feet west of northeast corner of present State and Ferry Streets. Watch house was located southwest of, and near this . . . — Map (db m7251) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Southwest Corner of Stockade
Southwest Corner of Stockade, was twenty-eight feet South, from a point one hundred feet west, of this tablet. A blockhouse or fort, containing the royal flagstaff, stood in this angle of stockade, and was burned on night of massacre, Feb. 8-9, . . . — Map (db m32410) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Spanish American War Memorial
Freedom — Patriotism — Humanity Erected by the County of Schenectady commemorating the valor and patriotism of the men of this County who served in the war with Spain, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition . . . — Map (db m13862) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — St. George's Church 1762
Organized 1735. Part Of Present Church Built 1759 Used As Barracks During Revolution — Map (db m77685) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Stockade Historic District
The Seventeenth Century The Schenectady Stockade is one of the oldest communities in America. Founded by the Dutch on land purchased from the Mohawk Indians in 1661, it came under English rule three years later. From the earliest days a timber . . . — Map (db m58817) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — The Site of Schenectady
The site of Schenectady was bought of the Indians by Van Curler in 1661 and a patent granted 1690. Union College was chartered in 1795. The city was incorporated in 1798 and in 1831 became the western terminus of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. . . . — Map (db m58551) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Thomas Edison Arrived at Schenectady
At this site Thomas Edison arrived at Schenectady Aug. 20, 1886 to found his Machine Works which in 1892 became the General Electric Company. — Map (db m4337) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — West College
Built 1804 on this site by Union College before move to uptown campus in 1814. It became first city hall, then Union Classical School. Union College Bicentennial 1795-1995Map (db m58871) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Whipple Bowstring Truss
Whipple Bowstring Truss An Example of the First Scientifically Designed Bridge Truss Commemorating the Contributions to Bridge Engineering of Squire Whipple, Class of 1830 A gift from the City of Johnstown, New York . . . — Map (db m32344) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Yates House
Reputed Oldest House In City. Typical Early 18th Century Home Of Abraham Yates — Map (db m14804) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Scotia — Maalwyck
This House Built Ca. 1712 By Karel Hansel Toll, Who Settled Here 1685. Broom Farm Became an Outpost Of Mohawk Valley Turnpike. — Map (db m95599) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Scotia — Robert Allen Deitcher
Composer Lived Here 1939- 1945* Scotia HS Grad 1945 Wrote Chances Are, No Not Much, You Are Never Far Away From Me, Home For The Holidays Moments To Remember It's Not For Me To Say — Map (db m51328) HM

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