This is the Capital District

This is the Capital District (HM12IP)

Location: Glenmont, NY 12077 Albany County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 35.616', W 73° 47.177'

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Historic 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 colonial times. The Albany Congress of 1754 was the first major attempt to unite the thirteen original colonies. The area's strategic importance was proven by the successive attempts of the French and English to capture it during the colonial and revolutionary wars.

? ? ? ? ? Since 1797 Albany has served as the governmental center of New York State. Its large population and economic wealth has made it one of the more important states, permitting its capital to exert national power. New York governors and senators have long been regarded as Presidential timber. Men like Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt have served their political apprenticeship here before stepping into the national arena.
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HM NumberHM12IP
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
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Year Placed1967
Placed ByState of New York State Education Department, Thruway Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 599578 N 4716400
Decimal Degrees42.59360000, -73.78628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.616', W 73° 47.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 36.96" N, 73° 47' 10.62" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203 Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, Glenmont NY 12077, US
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