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Glenville, New York Historical Markers

 
Former Lake Marker image, Touch for more information
By Steve Stoessel, December 13, 2018
Former Lake Marker
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — A Former Lake
Just north of these gravel knolls is the basin of a postglacial lake. Here men of an Arctic type once lived and hunted — Map (db m127351) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — A Notable Home
Here about 1720 stood the first house in this part of the valley. Home of seven generations of the Van Eps family. — Map (db m129706) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Alplaus
Formerly “Aal Plaats” from Dutch meaning “place of eels.” French and Indians camped at Alplaus Creek on the eve of Schenectady Massacre 1690. — Map (db m125364) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Beukendaal. 1748
Dutch Word Meaning Beechdale. DeGraff House Where 40 Schenectady Militia Fought Off French- Indian Raiding Party Town of GlenvilleMap (db m104952) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Cement Mill
Here, 1825-45, stood the kiln and mill of John Van Eps & Sons, making the first hydraulic cement in this part of the state — Map (db m130684) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Fall Tree Kill
Named by the first settlers of the region. Here, his primitive bridge a fallen tree, the red man crossed this stream — Map (db m127354) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — First Church in Glenville
First Church In Glenville Built 1785, Here Stood The "Church At The Woestina" (Church In The Wilderness) Removed To Rotterdam 1812 — Map (db m105176) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Hoffmans Ferry
Here About 1790 Harmanus Vedder Established A Ferry Which Bore His Name Until 1835 When The Ferry Rights Were Bought By J. Hoffman — Map (db m105177) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Josias Swart Homestead
Called the sixth flat, Josias Swart, b. 1653, received a deed from the Trustees of Schenectady August 5, 1713 — Map (db m130345) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Kinaquariones
Site of archaic Algonkian village. Its corn pits yet remains. Through this vale ran a great and ancient path, trod by many races. — Map (db m130339) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Primitive Path
Here ran a great and well-beaten path by the archaic Algonkin and other nations, going between the sea coast and the interior — Map (db m127348) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Primitive Path
Here ran a great and well-beaten path used by the archaic Algonkin and other nations, going between the sea coast and interior — Map (db m127353) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Sacandaga Road
New York Sacandaga Road Cut Through The Primitive Forest By Early Settlers Along An Indian Trail Leading To The Sacandaga Region And Canada. — Map (db m104957) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Sacandaga Road
Cut through primitive forest by early settlers along an Indian trail leading Sacandaga Region and Canada — Map (db m126936) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Seeley House
Farm of John F. Seeley, 19th Century broom corn grower, broom manufacturer. First bridge erected here in 1855 by Volney Freeman — Map (db m125398) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Site of a Tavern
New York Site Of A Tavern Kept By Nicholas S. Van Patten. First Glenville Town Meeting Held Here Jan. 2, 1821 — Map (db m104983) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — The Beukendaal Battle
1748         1929 In Memory Of The Men Who Were Killed In This Ravine In The Beukendaal Battle On July 18, 1748 By The Canadian Indians John A. Bradt Johannes Marinus Peter Vrooman Daniel Van Antwerpen Cornelis Viele, . . . — Map (db m102619) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Van Vleck Home
Here, about 1770, Harmanus Van Vleck cleared a tract and built his house in the dense forest, yet haunt of the wolf, bear, and panther — Map (db m127352) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Vedder Tavern
Built by Schermerhorn family in 1676 and 1769 on east end of seventh flat. For many years kept as a tavern by Albert Vedder. — Map (db m130349) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Wolf Hollow
A Fault And Displacement of 1000 Feet in Earth's Surface Rocks. Here, In 1669, The Mohawks Ambushed Their Algonkian Invaders — Map (db m105175) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — Wolf Hollow
New York Wolf Hollow A Fault And Displacement Of 1000 Feet In Earth's Surface Rocks. Here, In 1669, The Mohawks Ambushed Their Algonkian Invaders — Map (db m105189) HM

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