Commemorating Massacre

Commemorating Massacre (HM1GWU)

Location: Schenectady, NY 12305 Schenectady County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 49.063', W 73° 56.852'

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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 Twenty-Seven made Prisoners. Outside this Gate, Two were Killed and Two were made Prisoners. Just Inside, two were made Prisoners. Here Adam Vrooman Resisted Attack and his Wife and Child were Killed.

Beukendael Skirmish, July 18, 1748

This Occurred in Glenville About Three Miles Northerly from City. Sixty Citizens were Drawn into Ambush by Indians, Thirty Nine were Killed. Dead were Brought Through this Gate, to Barn on Lot North of Present Dutch Church.

Tablet Erected by Common Council
on Centennial Anniversary of
Incorporation of City,
March 26, 1898
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HM NumberHM1GWU
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Year Placed1898
Placed BySchenectady Common Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586038 N 4741109
Decimal Degrees42.81771667, -73.94753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 49.063', W 73° 56.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 49' 3.78" N, 73° 56' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)518
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 N Church St, Schenectady NY 12305, US
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