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By Kevin Craft, September 30, 2016
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1New York (Albany County), Albany — 1624-1924
In commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary of the founding in 1624 of the first permanent settlement of Albany, then known as Fort Orange, near the site of Fort Nassau built in 1614 and abandoned in 1617. With the establishment of . . . Map (db m64993) HM
2New York (Albany County), Albany — An English Neighborhood
After the English gained control of the Hudson Valley from the Dutch in 1674, they established a strong presence in the town they renamed Albany. Soldiers headquartered at Fort Frederick just above this intersection. They formed a masonic lodge in . . . Map (db m76382) HM
3New York (Albany County), Albany — Anneke Janse Bogardus House Site
Upon this corner stood the house occupied by and wherein died Anneke Janse Bogardus 1663 The former owner of Trinity Church Property New YorkMap (db m147125) HM
4New York (Albany County), Albany — Building A Place to Live
Early Albany, the Dutch village of Beverwijck, was filled with artisans — the people who built the community and made it livable and bustling with activity. By the late 1650s, among the thousand residents who called Beverwijck home, hard . . . Map (db m144029) HM
5New York (Albany County), Albany — Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial
The Declaration of Independence Was first publicly read in Albany by order of the Committee of Safety July 19, 1776 in front of this City Hall, then on this site. This memorial of the event was placed here by the citizens . . . Map (db m116673) HM
6New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Frederick
Fort Frederick Governor Edmund Andros Made an Inspection in Albany in 1676 and Found Fort Orange, Located Near the Foot of Madison Avenue in Poor Condition. He Ordered a New Fort Constructed at a Site in the Center of State Street Just West of Lodge . . . Map (db m5248) HM
7New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Frederick
Facing The River On an Eminence in This Broad Street. Opposite St Peters Church Stood, Fort Frederick. Built About 1676. Removed 1789. Gallows Hill to the South. Fort Burial Ground, to the North.Map (db m5405) HM
8New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort OrangeBuilt in 1624
Mere yards ahead of you once stood Fort Orange, the first permanent Dutch settlement in North America. The Dutch West India Company built Fort Orange at the most strategic crossroads in the region — at the head of the trail into Mohawk . . . Map (db m144034) HM
9New York (Albany County), Albany — Kilian Van Rensselaer
Kilian Van Rensselaer the Progenitorof the Van Rensselaer family in America, a merchant of Amsterdam Holland, the original proprietor and first patroon of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, under a grant from the Dutch government in 1629. In following . . . Map (db m116749) HM
10New York (Albany County), Albany — Lydius Corner
. . . Map (db m116731) HM
11New York (Albany County), Albany — Patroon Street
Former name of Clinton Ave. This was the dividing line between the City of Albany and the Manor of RensselaerwyckMap (db m116736) HM
12New York (Albany County), Albany — Philip Livingston
One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was born on this site January 15, 1716 (O.S.)Map (db m116732) HM
13New York (Albany County), Albany — Route of The King’s Highway
First Dutch road between Albany and Schenectady c. 1663Map (db m127902) HM
14New York (Albany County), Albany — Schuyler Mansion
The Schuyler Mansion Erected 1762 The Home of Major General Philip Schuyler of the American Revolution Patriot * Soldier * Statesman * 1733 1804* Acquired by the State of New York 1911 Restored and Dedicated October . . . Map (db m58882) HM
15New York (Albany County), Albany — Site of First Poor House in the United States
On this site once stood the first Poor House in the United States. Community care for the poor was an important feature of Dutch society, and it took root here in Albany as the city was settled in the first half of the 1600s. . . . Map (db m116696) HM
16New York (Albany County), Albany — St. Peter's Church
In the middle of State, formerly Yonkers Street, one block below, stood the First English Church, built A.D. 1715, upon ground granted by letters patent from King George the First. It bore the name of St. Peter's Church. The parish was incorporated . . . Map (db m76381) HM
17New York (Albany County), Albany — The Fur Trade
Why is Albany Here? Mohawk and Mahican peoples inhabited this region for thousands of years when the Dutch ship the Half Moon dropped anchor near this spot in 1609. At that time, the world was in the midst of a "Little Ice . . . Map (db m116700) HM
18New York (Albany County), Albany — The King's Highway
First road to Schenectady began here near west gate of Albany Stockade P.B.H.P.P.Map (db m64991) HM
19New York (Albany County), Berne — Earliest House
Built About 1750 By Peter Weidman, A Swiss, Stood On This Site Map (db m101715) HM
20New York (Albany County), Berne — Johannes Dietz
Near this spot in September 1781 Johannes Dietz and seven members of his family were massacred by Tories and Indians.Map (db m30756) HM
21New York (Albany County), Berne — Reformed Dutch Church
Organized 1763. First Pastor Johannes Schuyler 1767. Oldest Church in County outside of Albany Map (db m50191) HM
22New York (Albany County), Clarksville — Houghtaling House
Built before 1770 by Teunis Houghtaling, born May 18, 1740 - died May 20, 1806. Listed on National Register June 28, 2004.Map (db m135121) HM
23New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Continental Avenue
Algonquin and Mohawk Indian trail. Colonial military route.Map (db m131687) HM
24New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Native American & 17th-century History of Peebles Island
There is abundant evidence of Indian occupation on Peebles and Van Schaick Islands. Hammerstones and projectile points have been discovered and suggest that early tribes lived in this area. Archeologists uncovered a number of early hearths here . . . Map (db m115382) HM
25New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Mansion
1735 - 1927 Van Schaick Mansion Home Of John G. Van Schaick and his Wife Anna Patriot Americans Built by Anthony Van Schaick Son of Goosen Gerritsen original patentee Headquarters August 18-September 8-1777 Northern . . . Map (db m7250) HM
26New York (Albany County), Cohoes — View of Van Schaick Island
You are looking at the northern tip of Van Schaick Island. The Hudson River flows to the east, and the third and fourth branches of the Mohawk River flow around the rest of this rocky island. Dutch merchants Philip Pietersen Schuyler and Goosen . . . Map (db m115371) HM
27New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Water Ford
A colonial ford across the Mohawk River from which Waterford derives its name. Site of the colonial Fort Half-MoonMap (db m115362) HM
28New York (Albany County), Colonie — Loudoun Ferry Road
1755 Constructed as Military Road from Albany to Lake George by Provincial Troops from New York, New England and New Jersey under command of Major General William Johnson ——— Named in honor of Major General . . . Map (db m24514) HM
29New York (Albany County), Colonie — Schuyler Flatts
Farm of Arendt Van Curler 1643-1667. Pieter Schuyler & Margarita Schuyler after 1672. Fortified 1747, and Military Encampment 1750's Map (db m184813) HM
30New York (Albany County), Colonie — The Boght
The Boght Settled On and After 1704 By The Vischer Weaver Witbeck Lansing Powell Runkle Dunsbach Lieverse Staats Roff Godfrey Van O Linde Groesbeck Van Vranken Fero Van De Mark Van Denburgh Johnson Pollock Storms Fonda and . . . Map (db m24731) HM
31New York (Albany County), Feura Bush — Slingerland House 1762
Built by Tunis Cornelise Slingerland, Dutch emigrant 1650, on land purchased from IndiansMap (db m130530) HM
32New York (Albany County), Glenmont — This is the Capital DistrictHistoric New York
          The Capital District has long been important as a trading post, military objective and governmental center. Located near the juncture of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, Albany has been the “crossroads” of the northeast since . . . Map (db m56854) HM
33New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Farm of Evert Bancker
Third Mayor of Albany, 1695 Indian Commissioner, 1696 Master Chancery, 1705 Died Here, 1734 Map (db m50126) HM
34New York (Albany County), Guilderland Center — Freeman House
Said to have been erected 1734 later the home of Barent Mynderse, Lieut. in War of Revolution Map (db m49721) HM
35New York (Albany County), Knox — 227 — Palatine Trail
Road Used for Travel West to Schoharie Valley As Early as 1767, The Town of Knox Began To Grow Around This Path. Map (db m88107) HM
36New York (Albany County), Knox — Sand Farm
Sand Farm Settled by Christian Zandt in 1787 Map (db m57937) HM
37New York (Albany County), Schenectady — The King’s Highway
Military road during the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars.Map (db m127558) HM
38New York (Albany County), Schenectady — The King’s HighwayRoute of
Became wagon road about 1663.Map (db m127559) HM
39New York (Albany County), Watervliet — City of Watervliet
The land now occupied by the City of Watervliet is part of a tract purchased by the first Patroon, Kiliaen van Rensselaer in 1630 from the Mohican or River Indians. The tract was within a large area on the west side of the Hudson River named Wely's . . . Map (db m58228) HM
40New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Albany County
One of the original counties of the Province of New York created by law November 1, 1683. Mother of many counties.Map (db m130618) HM
41New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Grant & Eadie
Early storekeepers. Made potash at Chesterville, 1798.Map (db m135151) HM
42New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Manor of Van Rensselaer
1630 Kiliaen Van Rensselaer granted patent for 1152 square miles including all of Albany and Rensselaer CountiesMap (db m136076) HM
43New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Cortlandt House
Built by Frederick van Cortlandt MDCCXLVIII Placed in the custody of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York – MDCCXLVIII Opened by them as a public Museum MDCCCXCVII This large estate has been held continuously by the descendants of . . . Map (db m53821) HM
44New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Pell’s Treaty Oak
On June 27, 1654, beneath a nearby oak, Thomas Pell signed a treaty with Siwanoy Sachems acquiring the Manor of Pelham and pledging “mutual peace and love be maintained.” Fire destroyed the tree in 1906.Map (db m192136) HM
45New York (Bronx County), Bronx — St . Peter's Church Westchester
The original church on this site was built in 1700 to house a parish organized by an act of the Provincial Assembly in 1693. Queen Anne contributed an altar in 1708. In 1763 a charter was received from King George III. The present church, designed . . . Map (db m52223) HM
46New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending . . . Map (db m93324) HM
47New York (Broome County), Deposit — This Boulder Marks The Fort Stanwix Treaty Line
This Boulder Marks The Fort Stanwix Treaty Line The deed from the Indians to the whites was signed November,5 1768 The line was run in 1769 from the Delaware River almost due north to the mouth of the Unadilla River It afterward became the . . . Map (db m92769) HM
48New York (Broome County), Whitney Point — Gen. John Paterson1744 - 1808
Revolutionary Patriot New York State Assemblyman United States Congressman Colonial PioneerMap (db m104535) WM
49New York (Broome County), Windsor — In Memory of "Wausaunia" Rebecca Kellogg Ashley
In Memory of "Wausaunia" Rebecca Kellogg Ashley Born Dec. 22, 1695, in Suffield, Mass. Died Aug 1757, Windsor N.Y. Interpreter for the Indians at the "Old Fort," a mission station in charge of Rev. Gideon Hawley in 1748.Map (db m94536) HM
50New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 10 — Pomeroy
Hon. Theodore Medad Pomeroy (1824-1905) was born in Cayuga to Rev. Medad Pomeroy and Lillian Maxwell. His father moved the family to Elridge where Theodore studied at Munro Academy under Lemuel S. Pomeroy. A graduate of Hamilton College, Theodore . . . Map (db m88309) HM
51New York (Cayuga County), Scipio Center — Indian Fields
Farms of the Cayugas before Revolution Here white settlers found cleared and cultivated fields, villages and fortsMap (db m145746) HM
52New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — At This Point
The French Portage built by Celoron in 1749 and rebuilt in 1753 descended the bank and crossed Chautauqua CreekMap (db m57177) HM
53New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The French & Indian War 1756-1763A Fight for the Continent — French and Indian War —
Waterways to the Interior Rivers and lakes served as the superhighways of the 18th century. Many rivers and lakes in the Colony of New York either bordered New France (Canada), or connected the bordering water bodies to . . . Map (db m57233) HM
54New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The Old Portage Road
Built by Celoron in 1749 when he explored and claimed this region for France. Followed an Indian Trail and crossed the highway at this point in 1753.Map (db m57155) HM
55New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The Old Portage Road
Built by Celoron in 1749 when he explored and claimed this region for France, followed an Indian Trail and crossed the highway at this point. In 1753 it was rebuilt by the French for military purposesMap (db m57171) HM
56New York (Chenango County), Afton — Unadilla RegionHistoric New York
Indians living in the valleys of the Unadilla and Susquehanna Rivers played an important role in the region's early history. Fur traders from Albany and the Mohawk Valley reached out to Oquaga (now Windsor), and a mission to the Indians was . . . Map (db m93549) HM
57New York (Chenango County), Norwich — "The Castle"
1/4 Mile West The Castle Oneida Indian Fort. Councils held here up to 1790.Map (db m149753) HM
58New York (Clinton County), Chazy — Homestead Site of Jean LaFramboise
1763 homestead site of Jean LaFramboise first settler in Clinton County driven out by Burgoyne in 1777-Returned 1783 Estab. 1st North Country apple orchardMap (db m105856) HM
59New York (Clinton County), Plattsburgh — A Gift for a Hero
This was the scene in Cumberland Bay on September 11, 1814. An American Fleet under the command of U. S. Navy Lieutenant Thomas Macdonough defeated the British and changed the course of history. Macdonough anchored his fleet and awaited the . . . Map (db m177282) HM
60New York (Clinton County), Plattsburgh — First Building
Erected in this settlement stood here in 1767. It was the home of Count Charles de Fredenburgh.Map (db m48731) HM
61New York (Clinton County), Town of Plattsburgh — Friswell Patent
2000 acres settled in 1766 by William Gilliland (1734-1796) first named Janesborough, later Port Gilliland. A port for lake shipped goods c. 1820-1900.Map (db m108643) HM
62New York (Clinton County), Town of Plattsburgh — Possession House
Site of first home raised by a European settler in the Town of Plattsburgh and Clinton County. Erected September 10-13, 1766 by William Gilliland (1734-1796).Map (db m108645) HM
63New York (Columbia County), Ancram — Iron Works
Site of iron works, first in Colony of New York, had 4 forges. Founded by Robert R. Livingston 1743. Demolished 1854Map (db m137997) HM
64New York (Columbia County), Clermont — First Public School in New York
Was established at Clermont in 1791Map (db m136307) HM
65New York (Columbia County), Clermont — The Clermont
Since and prior to its incorporation in 1788, Clermont has played a significant role in the history of America. Clermont’s history includes: home of Robert R. Livingston, negotiator of Louisiana Purchase and a drafter of the Declaration of . . . Map (db m136305) HM
66New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 15 — Pomeroy
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted tools, an anvil shaped like this replica, and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, Massachusetts. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy blacksmiths becoming a symbol of . . . Map (db m135717) HM
67New York (Columbia County), Germantown — A Vast Estate on the Hudson
All the land visible from this point was once owned by the Livingston family. Robert Livingston, Sr., "The Founder" (1654-1728), acquired a 160,000-acre land patent in 1686. His property extended 9.5 miles along the eastern shore of the Hudson River . . . Map (db m149847) HM
68New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Manor House SiteLivingston Manor Tercentenary — 1686-1986 —
On Hudson River and Roeliff Jansen Kill. Built in 1699 by first lord of the manor Robert Livingston and wife Alida, on land grant of 1686.Map (db m132580) HM
69New York (Columbia County), Germantown — Site of First Lutheran Church
In Germantown. Erected in 1710Map (db m133582) HM
70New York (Columbia County), Hudson — Livingston - Greenport Line
Livingston a manor 1686, a dist. 1772, included Ancram, Taghkanick, Gallatin, Copake, Clermont. Town 1788. In 1837 Greenport formed from HudsonMap (db m137804) HM
71New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Post Road - 1772
Albany to New York. Weekly mail service established on horseback. Passenger service by covered wagons and four horses in 1786.Map (db m56653) HM
72New York (Columbia County), Kinderhook — Reformed Dutch Church
Organized in 1712 sixth church between New York and Albany.Map (db m165461) HM
73New York (Columbia County), Livingston — Johnstown
Named for John Livingston, settler. Livingston Post Office 1805. Had a Revolutionary Stage Inn and Linlithgo Reformed Church.Map (db m136497) HM
74New York (Columbia County), Livingston — Town of Livingston - 1788
Contained Bakers Mills, Blue Stores, Burden, Elizaville, Glenco Mills, Linlithgo, and Walker’s Mills.Map (db m136496) HM
75New York (Columbia County), Snyderville — Snyderville
Henry P. and Philip H. Mink first settlers before 1748. Known as Mink Hollow 1748. Weaver Hollow 1851. Snyderville 1870.Map (db m165560) HM
76New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Nutten Hooke
Granted to Arent Van Den Bergh in 1666. Sold to Hans Hendricksen in 1667. Old "fish place" 1 ½ mi. south.Map (db m132617) HM
77New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Powell Patent1664
This marks the northwest point of this early grant.Map (db m37470) HM
78New York (Columbia County), Stuyvesant — Sharptown
was settled in 1683 by a group of Swedish families of Best and Scherp.Map (db m37495) HM
79New York (Columbia County), Valatie — Hoes HouseC. 1760
Early Dutch settlers ancestral home of Marie Hoes mother of Martin Van BurenMap (db m56641) HM
80New York (Delaware County), Sidney — 298 — Old Unadilla
Site of Iroqouis town burned by Continental Army under command of Colonel William Butler October 10 & 11, 1778Map (db m98167) HM
81New York (Dutchess County), Amenia — Dutchess County
Dutchess County Ceated in 1683 and named for the Dutchess of York. The “t” in original name is still usedMap (db m144290) HM
82New York (Dutchess County), Beacon — Home of Madam Catharyna Brett
1709 The Home of Madam Catharyna Brett Born in the City of New York,1687 - died in this house, 1764 Wife of Roger Brett and daughter of Francis Rombout co-patentee with Gulian Verplanck of Rombout Precinct, comprising 85,000 acres of land . . . Map (db m144531) HM
83New York (Dutchess County), Beekman — 1754 Homesite
1754 Homesite Of Col. James Vanderburgh 5 th Regiment D. C. Militia Friend and Host of Gen. George Washington, Visitor Here During the Revolution Map (db m24881) HM
84New York (Dutchess County), Beekman — The Mill House
Along the Old Upper Road The Mill House The Mill House built in 1749 by Robert Livingston, leased to Bartholomew Noxon in 1753 to Isaac Dennis in 1781, later owned by FDR Jr.Map (db m24883) HM
85New York (Dutchess County), Dover Plains — Dover Stone Church
A cavern, with a waterfall refuge of Sassacus, Pequot chief, fleeing from rout of his tribe at New Loudon, Conn. afterward killed by Mohawks.Map (db m137968) HM
86New York (Dutchess County), East Fishkill — First Settler
Aaron Van Vlack. First settler of Gayhead. Built stone house here c. 1741. His son Tunis built dam and grist mill here in 1768.Map (db m89071) HM
87New York (Dutchess County), Fishkill — Great Indian Warrior Trading Path
The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, Ga. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the Governors of NY, PA, & VA and the . . . Map (db m44473) HM
88New York (Dutchess County), Gallatin — Livingston Manor — Historic New York —
Historic New York Livingston Manor In 1686 Governor Dongari confirmed the grant of a manor OK 160,000 acres of land along the Hudson River to Robert Livingston (1654-1728). Livingston as lord of the manor exercised extensive powers over land . . . Map (db m144665) HM
89New York (Dutchess County), Holmes — Holmes Methodist Church
Founded 1766 Holmes Methodist Church Originally, Reynoldsville Methodist Church Dedicated September 15, 1853Map (db m15826) HM
90New York (Dutchess County), Hopewell Junction — Van Wyck Family
came to Dutchess County from Long Island in 1733. Buried their dead in this vault during 19th century, monuments bear 36 names.Map (db m89074) HM
91New York (Dutchess County), Hyde Park — Reformed DutchChurch of Hyde Park
Reformed Dutch Church of Hyde Park Established 1789 as the Stoutenburgh Religious Society. Oldest continuous Congregation in Hyde Park. William C. Pomeroy Foundation 2015Map (db m83232) HM
92New York (Dutchess County), Hyde Park — Stoutenburgh House
Built 1745-65 by William Stoutenburgh, son of Jacobus Stoutenburgh, first colonial settler of Hyde ParkMap (db m132619) HM
93New York (Dutchess County), Milan — Colonial Inn
Colonial Inn Built about 1773 Stage Inn, Doctor's Office, Hotel, Store, Post Office of Jackson CornersMap (db m144659) HM
94New York (Dutchess County), Millbrook — 26 — Founding Families / I Primi ResidentiMillwood, New York — The Museum in the Streets® —
Founding Families Considered the oldest residence In the village, this house (1750) was known for generations as the Haight family homestead. Owned by Philip Hart, an early entrepreneur, it was purchased in 1795 by Ebenezer Mott, . . . Map (db m140231) HM
95New York (Dutchess County), Pawling — Dutchess County
Created in 1683 and named for the Dutchess of York. The “T” in original name is still used.Map (db m88575) HM
96New York (Dutchess County), Pawling — Fredericksburg 1778
From September 20 to November 28, 1778 George Washington, his generals and army of 13,000 were located in or around Fredericksburg, with the John Kane house serving as headquarters. From here emanated George Washington’s strategy of . . . Map (db m24555) HM
97New York (Dutchess County), Pawling — Oblong Meeting House
Oblong Meeting House Of the Society of Friends Erected in 1742 south of this road Present building erected in 1764 First effective action against slavery taken here in 1767 Occupied as hospital January 1779 By Revolutionary . . . Map (db m25026) HM
98New York (Dutchess County), Pawling — The Eastern BorderHistoric New York
Mahican and Wappinger Indians once inhabited the area between the Taconic Mountains and the Hudson Valley. Dutch settlers first occupied the river front, so that later comers settled in these highlands. Palatine Germans came from the ill-fated tar . . . Map (db m144321) HM
99New York (Dutchess County), Pawling — The First Oblong Friends Meeting House
The First Oblong Friends Meeting House was erected on this site in 1742. It was used as a place of worship until 1764. West of the site was the Friends burial ground. During the fall and winter of 1778 the present meeting house was a hospital . . . Map (db m25028) HM
100New York (Dutchess County), Pawling — The Great Barbecue
A section of the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War was stationed on the western slopes of Quaker Hill from September 16, to November 28, 1778. The Great Barbecue Barbecue Occurred on the hillside across this road. October 17, . . . Map (db m24551) HM

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