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Whitehall, New York, USA

Whitehall, Washington, NY

The village of Whitehall is located just south of the point where the Vermont border connects to the south end of Lake Champlain.

The village was founded in 1759 as "Skenesborough" by Major Philip Skene who built the barracks at Crown Point under Gen. Jeffrey Amherst, sold out his commission in the British army to establish the community and the many associated enterprises he planned and later carried out. It was the first settlement at Lake Champlain and became an important trade center. It was on one of two routes between English and French colonies...

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  • 1759 - Whitehall was first called "Skenesborough" in 1759 when it was settled by a land grant to a British officer, Philip Skene (1725-after 1785),
    who later returned to England, and who was subsequently declared an enemy of the State of New York for his land dealings. During the French and...Read MORE...


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    Whitehall, N.Y., 1770
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  • 1774 - During the American Revolution, the village, Skenesborough, was captured by American forces in 1774.
    Benedict Arnold under Philip Schuyler built a fleet of vessels to confront British forces at Valcour Island (thus the claim that this is the...Read MORE...


  • 1812 - (Whitehall, NY) - During the War of 1812 the area was used to build ships to battle British forces on Lake Champlain, culminating at the Battle of Plattsburgh.

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  • 1823 - (Whitehall, NY) - In 1823, the Champlain Canal was completed to Whitehall.

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  • The Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad was extended to Whitehall in 1848.

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  • 1854 - Whitehall
    Whitehall, a flourishing post-village of Washington co., New York, is beautifully situated in Whitehall township, at the head or S. extremity of Lake ...Read MORE...


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    Williams Street
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  • 1895 - Whitehall
    Whitehall, a post-town in Whitehall township, Washington co., N.Y., at the head or S. end of Lake Champlain, 76 miles N. by E. of Albany, 24 miles W. ...Read MORE...


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    Barge Canal, North, Whitehall, N.Y.
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  • 1906
    Whitehall, a banking post-village in Whitehall town ship (town), Washington co., N.Y., at the bead or S. end of Lake Champlain, 24 miles W. by S. of...Read MORE...


  • Because of the actions in 1775 and 1776, the legislature of the State of New York in 1960 declared Whitehall to be the birthplace of the United States Navy.

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Barge Canal, North, Whitehall, N.Y.
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  • 1759 - Whitehall was first called "Skenesborough" in 1759 when it was settled by a land grant to a British officer, Philip Skene (1725-after 1785),
    who later returned to England, and who was subsequently declared an enemy of the State of New York for his land dealings. During the French and... Read MORE...

  • 1774 - During the American Revolution, the village, Skenesborough, was captured by American forces in 1774.
    Benedict Arnold under Philip Schuyler built a fleet of vessels to confront British forces at Valcour Island (thus the claim that this is the... Read MORE...

  • 1812 - (Whitehall, NY) - During the War of 1812 the area was used to build ships to battle British forces on Lake Champlain, culminating at the Battle of Plattsburgh.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1823 - (Whitehall, NY) - In 1823, the Champlain Canal was completed to Whitehall.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad was extended to Whitehall in 1848.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Whitehall
    Whitehall, a flourishing post-village of Washington co., New York, is beautifully situated in Whitehall township, at the head or S. extremity of Lake ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Whitehall
    Whitehall, a post-town in Whitehall township, Washington co., N.Y., at the head or S. end of Lake Champlain, 76 miles N. by E. of Albany, 24 miles W. ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Whitehall, a banking post-village in Whitehall town ship (town), Washington co., N.Y., at the bead or S. end of Lake Champlain, 24 miles W. by S. of... Read MORE...

  • Because of the actions in 1775 and 1776, the legislature of the State of New York in 1960 declared Whitehall to be the birthplace of the United States Navy.

    www.wikipedia.org

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