On Schoharie Turnpike (County Route 74), on the right.
The Eastern New York chapter of the Nature Conservancy purchased the original 97 acres of this sanctuary in 1970 from Lansing and Lucille Christman, son and daughter-in-law of the late William W. Christman. William (Will) Christman devoted his . . . — — Map (db m13904) HM
Near Lake Road (County Route 88) 0.6 miles east of Duanesburg Churches Road (County Route 127), on the left when traveling east.
The boundaries of
the County Forest Preserve are the same
as they were when Elkanoh Rockwell
leased this land from James Duane in 1794.
Duane held 50,000 acres in the area
then known as Duane's Bush. He divided
his land into hundred acre . . . — — Map (db m42061) HM
On Sacandaga Road (New York State Route 147), on the right when traveling north.
Of The Men Who Were Killed
In This Ravine In
The Beukendaal Battle
On July 18, 1748
By The Canadian Indians
John A. Bradt
Daniel Van Antwerpen
Cornelis Viele, . . . — — Map (db m102619) HM
This area was the site of rich Native American agricultural fields and extensive trade paths. In the 17th century and 18th centuries, Dutch colonists and other European settlers farmed here and transported their goods on those same paths. Boats . . . — — Map (db m126661) HM
On New York State Route 146, on the right when traveling north.
In 1817, the Erie Canal was established under the management of the Erie Canal Commission. The canal was dug from Albany to Buffalo 4’ deep and 40’ wide with stone locks 15’x 90’. The locks were the limiting factor on boat size, and the efficiency . . . — — Map (db m128557) HM
The Town of Colonie includes 10.2 miles of riverfront along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. The bike-hike trail which parallels the river and canal is part of the 359 mile NYS Canalway Trail stretching from Buffalo to Albany. Points of interest . . . — — Map (db m127029) HM
On New York Thruway (U.S. I-90), on the right when traveling west.
Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), Indian trader, statesman, diplomat and Colonial Empire Builder, in 1763 built Johnson Hall, the center of his estate and the scene of many Indian conferences. Coming from Ireland in 1738, . . . — — Map (db m75961) HM
On Broadway at Guilderland Avenue, in the median on Broadway.
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
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
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
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
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
On Broadway at Westinghouse Place, in the median on Broadway.
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
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
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
On Riverside Drive (New York State Route 5S), on the right when traveling west.
Died November 28, 2006 due to a spinal cord injury caused by a car-bike crash at this crossing, October 29, 2006.
The white "ghost bike” has been
standing watch as a memorial to Alan since 2007, awaiting the current design to be installed . . . — — Map (db m130990) HM
These stone arches are the remains of an aqueduct that conveyed the Erie Canal across the Plotter Kill Creek. Aqueducts were used to carry the canal and its towpath over rivers, ravines, and other obstructions. They each consisted of an arched stone . . . — — Map (db m125976) HM
On Harborside Drive, on the right when traveling south.
"Big Boy” was a lot of rolling steel - a whopping 1,250,000 pounds, or 612.5 tons of it with its tender included. The American Locomotive Company built 25 of these mammoth locomotives for the Union Pacific Railroad between the years . . . — — Map (db m125487) HM
On Iroquois Drive, on the right when traveling west.
In gratitude to the men and women of the 12th Ward who served their country in the Second World War.
left plaque: Dedicated to the patriotism and valor of the more than fifteen hundred men and women of the Twelfth Ward who served in the . . . — — Map (db m138067) WM
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and its predecessor, Schenectady Locomotive Works, manufactured locomotives from 1849 until 1969. For 120 years they designed and sold high quality, state-of-the-art locomotives to railroads and governments on . . . — — Map (db m125514) HM
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and its predecessor, Schenectady Locomotive Works, manufactured locomotives from 1849 until 1969. For 120 years they designed and sold high quality, state-of-the-art locomotives to railroads and governments on . . . — — Map (db m125519) HM
On Union Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Union Street.
To honor the memory
Arendt Van Curler
Acknowledged leader of the
fifteen original settlers of Schenectady.
Born at Nijkerk, Holland, 1620;
Came to New Amsterdam, 1638;
To Schenectady, 1662;
Resided here until death. . . . — — Map (db m15029) HM
On Washington Street, on the left when traveling north.
John Baptist Van Epps
was a fur trader and also
operated a fleet of boats. At
this site he ran the ferry dock
at which George Washington
landed on one of his visits to Schenectady. — — Map (db m128741) HM
Railroads and railroading are an integral part of our nation's songbook. By the early 20th century, that included songs such as John Henry, the mythical steel-drivin' man;" The Wabash Cannonball, a locomotive with "no equal;” . . . — — Map (db m125474) HM
On Washington Street, on the left when traveling north.
Built on land granted in 1662 to Jacques Van Slyck, son of a Mohawk woman, Otstoch, and Cornelius Van Slyck. Site of Van Slyck’s tavern 1671. Structure replaces the buildings destroyed in the Great Fire of 1819. — — Map (db m128802) HM
On Front Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Front Street.
Commemorating Massacre of Feb. 8-9,1690. One Hundred and Fourteen French and Ninety-Six Indians Entered During Night at North Gate, Located at this Point. Assault was Commenced Here. Seventy Houses were Burned, Sixty Persons Killed and . . . — — Map (db m77520) HM
On Front Street at Governors Lane, on the right when traveling west on Front Street.
On June 11, 1825
Marquis De Lafayette,
Citizen of France
And of the United States,
Was the Guest of the
Honorable Joseph C. Yates,
Governor of The
State . . . — — Map (db m34319) HM
On Erie Boulevard at South Ferry Street, on the right when traveling south on Erie Boulevard.
Thomas Edison was a brilliant inventor and entrepreneur.
Charles Steinmetz was a mathematical genius in the field of electrical engineering. Both epitomized the American dream for success. Edison was profoundly hearing-impaired and Steinmetz . . . — — Map (db m130634) HM
Constructed in 1892 for
Thomas Edison's research on
lighting and later for
Doppler Radar development
for the United States
Government was restored in
1998 by Warren Camp with
support from The City Of
Schenectady and The New York . . . — — Map (db m66125) HM
Near North Brandywine Avenue (New York State Route 146).
Historic Vale Cemetery Vale Cemetery opened in 1857 as a non-denominational, not-for-profit cemetery and a classic example of the Rural Cemetery Movement. The Rural Cemetery Movement envisioned cemeteries as public places with parks, lakes, . . . — — Map (db m135164) HM
On Washington Ave. at Front Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Ave..
Home of Aaron Dickinson, blacksmith
and his wife Elizabeth
Home of J. Teller Schoolcraft while he was
Mayor of Schenectady (1914-1915)
Site of store owned by John Prince (New York
State Assembly member, after whom . . . — — Map (db m56484) HM
On Irving Street, on the right when traveling south.
In This Auditorium On October 8, 1917
At The 35-th National Convention Of The
Polish Roman - Catholic Union Of America
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Polish Pianist And Statesman
Prime Minister Of Poland - 1919
Leader Of . . . — — Map (db m101770) HM
On Union Street at Library Lane, on the right when traveling west on Union Street.
To the memory of John Howard Payne,
the author of Home Sweet Home.
A student at Union College in the Class of 1810.
‘Mid the pleasures and palaces
Though I may roam
Be it ever so humble
There’s no place like home
A charm from the . . . — — Map (db m130631) HM
On Front Street, on the right when traveling east.
Here Was Born
Joseph C. Yates,
Nov. 9, 1768.
He was the First Mayor of Schenectady,
State Senator, Judge of the
Supreme Court, and Governor of the
State of New York,
Died at his Residence, East Corner
Governor's Lane, March . . . — — Map (db m33771) HM
Has Been Designated A
National Historic Landmark
This Site Possesses National Significance
In Commemorating The History of The
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of . . . — — Map (db m23365) HM
On Veeder Street at State Street, on the right when traveling north on Veeder Street.
Count Casimir Pulaski - Polish friend of America in the Revolutionary War distinguished himself on General George Washington’s staff in the Battle of Brandywine. Commissioned Brigadier General. Fought at Germantown and other battles in winter of . . . — — Map (db m128129) HM WM
On State Street (New York State Route 5) at Layfayette Street, on the right when traveling east on State Street.
In memory of the
soldiers & sailors from
who aided in the
suppression of the
Great Rebellion of
Erected by the
Association of the City
of . . . — — Map (db m128133) WM
On Union Street at Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east on Union Street.
On This Site Stood
During the Revolutionary War
The General Hospital For The
Northern Department, And The
Built By Order Of
General Washington In Nov.
1776, And used Until 1780 By
Troops Passing Through Or . . . — — Map (db m50316) HM
On State Street (New York State Route 5) at Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on State Street. Reported missing.
Updated 2008 Marker:
The Chamber of Schenectady County
Welcomes You To
Settled by Arent Van Curler 1661
Burned by the French and Indians
Feb. 8, 1690
The original 1924 marker read:
Erected by Chamber of . . . — — Map (db m15074) HM
Founded in the Wilderness
Beyond Feudal Control
Inherits the Spirit of Liberty
And Progress * Here Our
A College Free From
Sectarianism * They
Helped to Develop The
Steam Railroad and Inland
Water . . . — — Map (db m58355) HM
On State Street (New York State Route 5) at Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east on State Street.
This memorial erected on the
100th anniversary of the founding
of the locomotive industry in this city and is dedicated to all Schenectadians who died
for their country.
Dedicated September 24, 1948 — — Map (db m134991) WM
On Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated May 18th, 1995 In
Commemoration Of The 125th Anniversary
Of The Schenectady Police Department
In Remembrance of those Police Officers Who Gave
The Ultimate Sacrifice For Their Community
---------------- . . . — — Map (db m50312) HM
On North Jay Street at Union Street, on the left when traveling east on North Jay Street.
Schenectady's Little Italy
This Gateway and Street are dedicated to Italian immigrants who came to Schenectady during the great European immigrations to the United States beginning at . . . — — Map (db m39547) HM
On Front Street at North Ferry Street, in the median on Front Street.
Built in 1705, as a triple stockade. Rebuilt in 1735, on heavy hewn timbers set on stone wall ten feet high. Fort was one hundred feet square, with blockhouse at each corner, twenty four feet square and twenty feet high. Was capable of holding . . . — — Map (db m32506) HM
On Wendle Avenue at Adams Road, on the right when traveling south on Wendle Avenue.
A pioneer in electrical engineering . He was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Consulting Engineer of the General Electric Company and Professor of Engineering at Union College. A civic leader he was chairman of the . . . — — Map (db m50131) HM
On South Ferry Street at State Street (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling north on South Ferry Street.
Located at centre of
present State Street in east line
of stockade, which extended north,
through a point nine feet west
of northeast corner of present
State and Ferry Streets.
Watch house was located southwest
of, and near this . . . — — Map (db m7251) HM
Southwest Corner of Stockade, was twenty-eight feet South, from a point one hundred feet west, of this tablet. A blockhouse or fort, containing the royal flagstaff, stood in this angle of stockade, and was burned on night of massacre, Feb. 8-9, . . . — — Map (db m32410) HM
Freedom — Patriotism — Humanity
Erected by the County of Schenectady commemorating the valor and patriotism of the men of this County who served in the war with Spain, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition . . . — — Map (db m13862) HM
On Erie Blvd at Union Street, on the right when traveling west on Erie Blvd.
The Seventeenth Century
The Schenectady Stockade is one of the oldest communities in America. Founded by the Dutch on land purchased from the Mohawk Indians in 1661, it came under English rule three years later. From the earliest days a timber . . . — — Map (db m58817) HM
Work began here in Rotterdam in 1908 on Erie Barge Canal Lock 8. In addition to constructing Lock 8, engineers built a three-span moveable dam (about 510 feet wide) that raises boats heading upstream as much as 15 feet when the dam is activated. . . . — — Map (db m130555) HM
On Nott Terrace at Nott Terrace Heights, on the left when traveling south on Nott Terrace.
This is an RS-3 diesel-electric locomotive built by Alco in Schenectady as 1 of 1,370 RS-3's from May 1950 through August 1956. This locomotive was designed and used as [a] road switcher.
The RS-3 is powered by a 1,600 horsepower twelve . . . — — Map (db m135001) HM
The site of Schenectady was bought of the Indians by Van Curler in 1661 and a patent granted 1690. Union College was chartered in 1795. The city was incorporated in 1798 and in 1831 became the western terminus of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. . . . — — Map (db m58551) HM
Whipple Bowstring Truss
An Example of the First Scientifically
Designed Bridge Truss
Commemorating the Contributions
to Bridge Engineering of
Squire Whipple, Class of 1830
A gift from the
City of Johnstown, New York . . . — — Map (db m32344) HM
On Charles Street, on the right when traveling west.
Composer Lived Here 1939-
1945* Scotia HS Grad 1945
Wrote Chances Are, No Not
Much, You Are Never Far Away
From Me, Home For The Holidays
Moments To Remember
It's Not For Me To Say
— — Map (db m51328) HM