Waterford

Waterford (HM2698)

Location: Waterford, NY 12188 Saratoga County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 47.251', W 73° 40.774'

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A community built around water

Welcome to Waterford, Eastern Gateway to the New York State Canal System.
Dutch fur traders settled here in the 1630s, where Mohican families once forded the Mohawk River below the Cohoes Falls. By the late 1700s, sea captains brought their sloops up the Hudson River to trade at this flourishing port. The completion of the Champlain Canal in 1823 linked Waterford merchants with Lake Champlain and Canadian commerce. By 1825 canal boats were able to travel westward along the Erie Canal, the Great Lakes and the interior of America.
The historic village center, only a few blocks from the Waterfront, reflected the wealth that river and canal trade brought to this area. Many local industries were canal-related, such as boat-building and barrel-making, but local workers also produced shirts, collars, long underwear, stoves and Button Fire Engines.
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HM NumberHM2698
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Placed ByErie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 607997 N 4738064
Decimal Degrees42.78751667, -73.67956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 47.251', W 73° 40.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 47' 15.06" N, 73° 40' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford NY 12188, US
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