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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rotterdam, New York

 
Clickable Map of Schenectady 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 Schenectady County, NY (160) Albany County, NY (332) Montgomery County, NY (194) Saratoga County, NY (460) Schoharie County, NY (114)  SchenectadyCounty(160) Schenectady County (160)  AlbanyCounty(332) Albany County (332)  MontgomeryCounty(194) Montgomery County (194)  SaratogaCounty(460) Saratoga County (460)  SchoharieCounty(114) Schoharie County (114)
Location of Rotterdam, New York
    Schenectady County (160)
    Albany County (332)
    Montgomery County (194)
    Saratoga County (460)
    Schoharie County (114)
 
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1New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — 10th Ward War MemorialBellevue, New York
To the honor of those from the 10th ward who so gloriously served their country in World War II 1941-1945 These gave their all in World War II John A. Alois, Stanley Best, Ralph R. Bouck, Joseph Caiazzo, James F. Dorning, Albert Desimone, . . . Map (db m133937) WM
2New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Early Frontier
In its early years, Schenectady was a frontier community, centered on farming and trade with the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy (or Haudenosaunee). Life for early settlers was highly focused on the Mohawk River. One of the most precious . . . Map (db m146897) HM
3New 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
4New 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
5New 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
6New 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
7New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — George WestinghouseAn American Leader — Veteran - Inventor - Businessman —
Born October 6, 1846    Central Bridge, New York Died March 12, 1914    Buried in Arlington National Cemetery Educated in Schenectady   Attended Union College Civil War Veteran of the Union Army and Navy 1863,1865 Founded Westinghouse . . . Map (db m134086) HM
8New 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
9New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — Schenectady
From the beginning, it was the waterway that attracted people to Schenectady. Dutch settlers founded Schenectady in 1661 as part of the New Netherland Colony. The name "Schenectady" is said to be derived from the Mohawk word for "on the side of the . . . Map (db m146740) HM
10New York (Schenectady County), Rotterdam — 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 buried here. After purchasing this . . . Map (db m23020) HM
 
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