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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, New York and Vicinity
▶ Montgomery County (185) ▶ Fulton County (126) ▶ Herkimer County (102) ▶ Otsego County (56) ▶ Saratoga County (459) ▶ Schenectady County (159) ▶ Schoharie County (112)
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1849 - 1930 Millhand Elected
Knights of Labor National
Head. Credited for First
Mill Inspection Law.
George E. Pataki, Governor
— — Map (db m77591) HM|
|The most widely used military helicopter, the Bell UH-1 series Iroquois, better known as the “Huey,” began arriving in Vietnam in 1963. Before the end of the conflict, more than 5,000 of these versatile aircraft were introduced into . . . — — Map (db m141049) HM|
| To perpetuate
the names of those
members of the
community who served
in the armed forces
of our Country during
World War II 1941-1945
Harold . . . — — Map (db m137348) WM|
|Site of first mill west of
Schenectady 1700. Land purchased
1600 by Philip DeGroot family.
Land part of Comfort Patent — — Map (db m130693) HM|
|In memory of those who served in the World War 1914’-1918. Let us serve our country in peace as they did in war.
Roll of Veterans names was not transcribed — — Map (db m136956) WM|
|Guy Park, Guy Johnson's manor house, was built here because boats on the Mohawk River offered the best way to move goods and people during the 1700s. Successive waves of transportation improvements - Mohawk Turnpike, Erie Canal, railroads, and Barge . . . — — Map (db m152505) HM|
|Native Americans have been visiting the site for nearly 5,000 years, drawn to this location by the rich resources of the Mohawk River and the Chuctanunda Creek North, and the animals and plants that flourished on their banks. The site was visited . . . — — Map (db m97442) HM|
|Built 1762 by Sir Wm. Johnson for his daughter Nancy. [It] stood between the river and the present railroad track. — — Map (db m136954) HM|
Submarine Combat World War II
United States USS Squalus 192
Donato (Dan) Persico, Chief T/M
A Survivor of the Submarine U.S.S. Squalus, which sank on May 23, 1939 off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. A faulty main induction valve caused . . . — — Map (db m47494) HM|
|Green Hill Cemetery
Victorian Rural Cemetery
Designed by Burton A. Thomas
N.Y.S. & National Registers
of Historical Places 2005 — — Map (db m88511) HM|
| Guy Johnson came from Ireland in 1756 to work for his uncle, William Johnson. He became Deputy of Indian Affairs and took over as the Superintendent upon Sir William's death in 1774. During the French & Indian Wars, Guy was a colonel in the local . . . — — Map (db m58970) HM|
|Built by Sir William Johnson for daughter, Molly, wife of Col. Guy Johnson. Johnsons left for Canada in 1775. — — Map (db m50053) HM|
Hurricana Stock Farm
Created By Stephen Sanford,
Gentleman, Industrialist, Entrepreneur,
Philanthropist. Hurricana Boasted Winners In
Nearly Every Stakes Race at Nearby Saratoga, As
Well as The 1916 Kentucky Derby . . . — — Map (db m95887) HM|
|This Tablet is Erected by the Montgomery County Historical Society. To mark The James Allin Inn where was held the initial meeting for the organization of the Town of Amsterdam on the first Tuesday in April 1794. Also where the name of The Village . . . — — Map (db m58951) HM|
|Film legend born Dec. 9, 1916 to immigrant parents living at 46 Eagle St. Rose from poverty to appear in over 90 films in Hollywood. — — Map (db m138040) HM|
|Contains graves of four Revolutionary soldiers. — — Map (db m130669) HM|
|A T-2c Buckeye, assigned to the United States Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) provides instruction to experienced pilots, flight officers, and engineers in the . . . — — Map (db m141050) HM|
|Was on lot 8, sub-division of lot 1 of the 13th patent. Sold to Gabriel Manny 1804. Came into possession of Ross family in 1839. — — Map (db m130787) HM|
Saumel Pettingill, Capt.
5th Co. Third Tryon County
Militia, Killed in Battle
of Oriskany Aug. 6, 1777.
House Burned in Raid, 1780.
— — Map (db m47414) HM|
| In honor of Frank J. Sirchia Born March 1, 1924 Killed in action June 6, 1944 on the Normandy Beachhead in France 29th Infantry Division — — Map (db m137662) WM|
|Home of Stephen Sanford
Industrial Pioneer, Rugmaker
and Philanthropist c. 1860
Donated by John Sanford for
Amsterdam City Hall 1932 — — Map (db m11611) HM|
Built circa 1850 to service
Barges on Erie Canal, served
As store and forwarding
Warehouse for goods shipped
Across river to Amsterdam — — Map (db m50148) HM|
|The majestic Mohawk Valley has been the scene of many key events which have helped to shape the character and destiny of New York State and the nation. This was once the home of the proud Mohawks, one of the main tribes of the powerful six-nation . . . — — Map (db m130806) HM|
| In Honor of All Who Served
Lest We Forget.
In the final choice, a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains – President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eternal Vigilance is the Price of . . . — — Map (db m140810) WM|
|Legend of Susan DeGraff, widow of Harmanus, died 1848. Passersby see her crying Ghost Searching for husband's grave. — — Map (db m152466) HM|