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Ballston Spa, New York Historical Markers

 
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By Steve Stoessel, October 6, 2019
Anchor Diamond Park Marker
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Anchor Diamond Park at Hawkwood
Welcome! We invite you to enjoy Anchor Diamond Park at Hawkwood, a 246-acre, forever-wild preserve held in partnership between Saratoga PLAN and the Town of Ballston. A generous gift from the will of Mr. Frank Schidzick to the Town of . . . — Map (db m140710) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Ballston Center
Samuel Southard Tavern - early graveyard - post office -blacksmith shop - stores. George Washington rode through in 1783 — Map (db m127035) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Ballston Church
Congregation formed 1771 by Rev. Eliphalet Ball. Fourth house of worship built 1859. Church burned in Oct 1993 Steeple saved. Rebuilt to the glory of God in 1994 — Map (db m127033) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Birthplace of Abner Doubleday
Birthplace Major-Gen Abner Doubleday Ballston Spa June 26 1819 Founder of Baseball 1839 A Civil War Hero at Battle of Gettysburg 1863 — Map (db m65261) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Captain Abner Doubleday
Captain Abner Doubleday Major General, United States Army Born on June 26, 1819 in Ballston Spa, N.Y. he resided in his childhood at a home located at the corner of Washington and Fenwick, a few blocks from here. He attended . . . — Map (db m64584) HM WM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Colonial Inn
This building erected in 1797 was for many years a public tavern — Map (db m127040) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — County Seat
The county seat moved from Ballston Center to Ballston Spa in 1817. This county complex was dedicated on 9/21/1968. — Map (db m127528) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Dunning Street Common
Given by Michael Dunning. Parade ground for militia training in the Revolution. Preserved as village green for grazing, horse races and other town festivities. — Map (db m129066) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — East Line
An early community ca. 1780 shared by Malta & Ballston Townships. ME. church built 1809. Nearby was a hotel, a tavern, by 1837 a R.R. stop — Map (db m127123) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Here in 1800 / Here in 1900
Here in 1800 A Bathing Green, Bath House And Mineral Spring Were Used By Visitors From Six Boarding Houses and Five Private Summer Homes. Here In 1900 Shoppers Going to Front St. And Workers Walking Through The Tunnel . . . — Map (db m65729) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Home of George Scott
Settled here 1774. British and Indians attacked 1780. Scott was tomahawked and house was pillaged. He died in 1785. — Map (db m127527) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Home of Jonathan Filer
Partially burned in Ballston invasion of 1780. Braided Indian torch found here. Family escaped and hid nearby. — Map (db m128984) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — McCrea Hill
Brothers James, Sam, & Wm. McCrea built near here 1771. James and Sam fought for Rev. War. Wm. sided with British. Sister Jane martyred 1777. — Map (db m127211) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Riley-Allen Cobblestone House
C.1830. Type of structure rare in this area. Owned by Philip Riley & heirs 1857- 1971. Home of Robert R. and Melinda A. Allen since 1974. — Map (db m129060) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Samuel Davis MD
Born 1765 - Died 1840 Practiced medicine from here for 50 years. House was a station on the Underground Railroad. — Map (db m127073) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Ballston Spa — Site of
First courthouse and jail of Saratoga County. Erected 1796 destroyed by fire, 1816 — Map (db m127070) HM

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