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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ghent, New York

 
Clickable Map of Columbia County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Columbia County, NY (298) Albany County, NY (391) Dutchess County, NY (337) Greene County, NY (128) Rensselaer County, NY (166) Ulster County, NY (267) Berkshire County, MA (159)  ColumbiaCounty(298) Columbia County (298)  AlbanyCounty(391) Albany County (391)  DutchessCounty(337) Dutchess County (337)  GreeneCounty(128) Greene County (128)  RensselaerCounty(166) Rensselaer County (166)  UlsterCounty(267) Ulster County (267)  BerkshireCountyMassachusetts(159) Berkshire County (159)
Hudson is the county seat for Columbia County
Ghent is in Columbia County
      Columbia County (298)  
ADJACENT TO COLUMBIA COUNTY
      Albany County (391)  
      Dutchess County (337)  
      Greene County (128)  
      Rensselaer County (166)  
      Ulster County (267)  
      Berkshire County, Massachusetts (159)  
 
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1 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — Columbia CountyHistoric New York
Columbia County Historic New York Columbia County, which extends from the Hudson River to the New England border. was formed in the late 18th century from parts of two 17th century land patents. Early settlers came from Holland, followed by . . . Map (db m237040) HM
2 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — 674 — County Home Site
From ca. 1830-1953. Sheltered approx. 150 of county's sick and poor. 200 acres farmed by residents. Barns sold 1955, Home burned 1979.Map (db m236938) HM
3 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — Downing Church
Built in 1822 on lands donated by Stephen Richmond and used by Baptists and MethodistsMap (db m24466) HM
4 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — NY-27 — 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 Erected by The State of New York . . . Map (db m24003) HM
5 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — NY-28 — 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 Erected by The State of New York . . . Map (db m24004) HM
6 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — Ghent Honor Roll
Honored Patriots who answered the call of their country in the Great World War 1917-1918 The Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth. --Abraham Lincoln (Names . . . Map (db m136010) WM
7 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — 676 — Ghent RR Station
By 1858, two railroad lines converged here. Bartlett House, Ghent Hotel & other businesses followed. Service discontinued 1954.Map (db m235616) HM
8 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — 675 — Hay Press
By 1892, 3 horse-powered hay presses operated here. In 1894 fire destroyed barns and 100 tons of hay and straw stored for shipment.Map (db m235617) HM
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9 New York, Columbia County, Ghent — 686 — Meeting House
Dutch Reformed & Lutheran congregations built a church near here in 1816 "to dwell together in unity.” Site shared until 1846.Map (db m245727) HM
 
 
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Jul. 20, 2024