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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Waterford, New York

Clickable Map of Saratoga County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Saratoga County, NY (495) Albany County, NY (346) Fulton County, NY (143) Hamilton County, NY (16) Montgomery County, NY (199) Rensselaer County, NY (155) Schenectady County, NY (165) Warren County, NY (160) Washington County, NY (157)  SaratogaCounty(495) Saratoga County (495)  AlbanyCounty(346) Albany County (346)  FultonCounty(143) Fulton County (143)  HamiltonCounty(16) Hamilton County (16)  MontgomeryCounty(199) Montgomery County (199)  RensselaerCounty(155) Rensselaer County (155)  SchenectadyCounty(165) Schenectady County (165)  WarrenCounty(160) Warren County (160)  WashingtonCounty(157) Washington County (157)
Ballston Spa is the county seat for Saratoga County
Waterford is in Saratoga County
      Saratoga County (495)  
      Albany County (346)  
      Fulton County (143)  
      Hamilton County (16)  
      Montgomery County (199)  
      Rensselaer County (155)  
      Schenectady County (165)  
      Warren County (160)  
      Washington County (157)  
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1New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Birthplace of Howard Lindsay
Born March 29, 1889, Broadway playwright, actor, director ard producer. In collaboration with Russell Crouse, authored “Life With Father", “Life With Mother”, “Anything Goes”, “The Great Sebastians”, . . . Map (db m145287) HM
2New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Brookwood
In 1760 Thomas Peebles purchased this site along the King's Highway. The Widow Peebles Tavern was located here on a 1779 map.Map (db m129189) HM
3New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Button Park
Site of the historic Lysander Button Fire Engine Manufactory, 1850. Builders of the famed Button Steamers and Hand-Pumpers.Map (db m115392) HM
4New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — C. Boughton Farm
1850 Doctor and Assemblymen C.S. Hawley later resided here. He founded the Halfmoon Academy. Sec. to Grover Cleveland. Fire Department namesake.Map (db m128391) HM
5New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Cohoes - Waterford Bridge
Designed and Built in 1932 by the State of New York Department of Public Works Frederick Stuart Greene, Superintendent T.F Farrell - Chief Engineer H.O Scheermerhorn - Asst. Chief Engineer R. B. Smith - Resident Eng Bates and . . . Map (db m34329) HM
6New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Eagle Tavern SiteRiverspark
Site of the colonial Eagle Tavern, a leading haven of area rebels during the American Revolution. Operated by Gerardus van Schoonhoven. Famous guests included Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.Map (db m115398) HM
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7New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Flight of Five Locks
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark American Society of Civil Engineers 1852 Flight of Five Locks - New York State Barge Canal The Greatest Series of High Lift Locks In The Shortest Distance Of Any Canal In The United . . . Map (db m58539) HM
8New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Fonda Road
Colonial military routeMap (db m138983) HM
9New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — NY-18 — 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 m23713) HM
10New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Halfmoon Fort1689
Defense outpost of Albany. Site of "Ye Halfmoon” settlement 1764 on "Great Road” to CanadaMap (db m129177) HM
11New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Henry HudsonSeptember 22, 1609
Stopped near here by shallow water in Hudson River in search for Northwest PassageMap (db m129183) HM
12New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Issac Eddy House
Built 1826 by Isaac Eddy, owner of the Franklin Ink Works in Waterford and inventor of formula for pulverizing the ingredients of printers ink. Father of George and Thomas Eddy who also became prominent Waterford industrialists. Example of . . . Map (db m145305) HM
13New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Lock 2 Park
[Front Side- Left Panel] Welcome to Lock 2 Park You may continue across Lock 2 to stay on the Champlain Trail to access: •Garret Field •Old River Lock #4 •The Waterford Rural Cemetery •The Northside Business District . . . Map (db m50971) HM
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14New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Oakcliff
A distinguished example of Revival architecture in Saratoga County, c. 1840. Built by Judge Duncan McMartin. Residence of prominate businessman and civic leader T.G. Younglove 1850-82. Restored 1988 by John Szemansco, Jr.Map (db m128556) HM
15New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Parsonage of Dutch Church
In 1799 the old Dutch Reformed Church was moved and relocated to 22 Third Street. Later it was known as "The Mother Church ” with many other congregations sharing services at various times until it was demolished in 1876. The parsonage still . . . Map (db m145303) HM
16New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Samuel Smith House
Built c. 1873 by Colonel Samuel Smith, a hero of the Civil War. Constructed of solid, poured-in -place concrete, it is considered the oldest home of its kind in the United States.Map (db m145286) HM
17New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Saratoga County Bank1830 - 1885
Bank robbers entered this building early Oct. 14, 1872, roused the cashier, and forced him to open the safe. After binding & gagging all occupants, they left with half-million dollars worth of cash, securities and jewelry. Once they were caught, . . . Map (db m115396) HM
18New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — The Waterways that Shaped a Nation
You are standing in Waterford at the junction of two of New York State's largest rivers - the Hudson and the Mohawk. Here, the Erie Canal meets the Champlain Canal. From this place, you can travel by water to anywhere in the world! The New York . . . Map (db m115442) HM
19New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Troy - Waterford Bridge
Formerly called the Union Bridge, the original connection between Troy and Waterford was a covered timber toll bridge. The Union Bridge was built in 1804 and was the first bridge crossing the Hudson River north of New York Harbor. The timber . . . Map (db m68775) HM
20New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Union Bridge
RiverSpark Union Bridge The site of the Union Bridge, the first bridge over the Hudson River, the original Union Bridge was built in 1804 by the people of Waterford and Lansingburgh. This wooden, covered toll bridge was designed by Theodore . . . Map (db m70366) HM
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21New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Village of Waterford
The Oldest Incorporated Village in the United States The document at the left is a copy of the original Charter adopted by the village founders, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly officially incorporating . . . Map (db m148225) HM
22New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Water Ford
A colonial ford across the Mohawk River from which Waterford derives its name.Map (db m115395) HM
23New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — WaterfordA community built around water
Welcome to Waterford, Eastern Gateway to the New York State Canal System. Dutch fur traders settled here in the 1630s, where Mohican families once forded the Mohawk River below the Cohoes Falls. By the late 1700s, sea captains brought their . . . Map (db m115436) HM
24New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford
The Oldest Incorporated Village in the United States A National Historic DistrictMap (db m115440) HM
25New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford1794
Oldest continuously incorporated village in New York StateMap (db m129175) HM
26New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford1794
Oldest continuously incorporated village in New York StateMap (db m145241) HM
27New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford BridgesNational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Waterford Bridges Waterford, New York The Union Bridge, the first to cross the lower Hudson River was built in 1804 at this site by Theodore Burr and lasted for 105 years until it was . . . Map (db m70365) HM
28New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford N.Y.
Home of Ethelda Bleibtrey First American Woman to win an Olympic event First woman in the world to win 3 golds in swimming Antwerp Olympiad 1920 Map (db m145249) HM
29New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford Station
Built in 1896 as a combination passenger station and freight house. Located on the 1835 Rensselaer & Saratoga railroad line, later a branch of the Delaware & Hudson. RiversparkMap (db m40592) HM
30New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford Village Historic District
Map of Village Historic Sites Early Water Ford was a fording place or crossing place where the Mohawk River slowed to narrow streams around small islands. Settled in 1622 by Dutch fur traders and trappers. It was a base for trade with the . . . Map (db m148605) HM
31New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford War Memorial
To The Glory Of God And In Grateful Remembrance Of Our Heroes Who Served In All Wars For The Triumph Of Right And Freedom WaterfordMap (db m145259) WM
32New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — White Homestead
Erected 1830 by Hugh White who helped develop Cohoes Power and Industry; R. R. Builder; Congressman; Brother of Canvass White, C. E., Builder of Erie Canal Map (db m11532) HM
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Dec. 5, 2022