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Schaghticoke, New York, USA

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Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, USA
Schaghticoke is a town in Rensselaer County, New York, USA. It was named for the Schaghticoke, a Native American tribe formed in the seventeenth century from an amalgamation of remnant peoples of eastern New York and New England.

The town is on the northern border of the county, north of Troy. The town contains a village, also called Schaghticoke, and part of the village of Valley Falls.

This area was historically occupied by the Mohican tribe, and later by a mixed group of Mohicans, and remnants of numerous New England tribes who had migrated west seeking to escape European encroachment.

The first permanent settlement by Europeans began around 1668, who were mostly Dutch and English. One of the original county towns, the Town was organized in 1788, after the American Revolutionary War, from a previously established district (1772 in Albany County).Wikipedia


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Schaghticoke, New York, USA - Greetings from Schaghticoke, N. Y.
Schaghticoke, New York, USA

Greetings from Schaghticoke, N. Y.
Schaghticoke, New York, USA - Bird's Eye View of Schaghticoke, N.Y.
Schaghticoke, New York, USA

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Schaghticoke, New York, USA - Entrance to Elmwood Cemetery
Schaghticoke, New York, USA

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1668 - The first permanent settlement (of Schaghticoke) by Europeans began around 1668, who were mostly Dutch and English.

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In 1792, William Chase constructed the first bridge over the Hoosic River at what would become the Village of Schaghticoke.

townofschaghticoke.org/ content/ History
News  1854 - Fatal Railroad Accident.
Troy, Tuesday, Jan. 3. The first train from Rutland, on the Albany and Northern Railroad, this...Read MORE...

News  1859 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT NEAR TROY, N. Y. - A Bridge on the Northern Railroad Gives Way.
A TRAIN PLUNGED INTO THE STREAM.

THIRTEEN PERSONS KILLED.

MANY DANGEROUSLY...Read MORE...

1867 - The Village of Schaghticoke was incorporated as Harts Falls in 1867.
The falls of the Hoosic powered large woolen, flax, and powder mills among others.
townofschaghticoke.org/ content/ History
News  1867 - Fire
A fire at Schaghticoke, New York, on Thursday morning destroyed the cordage works of Spicer &...Read MORE...

1897 - Schaghticoke
Schaghticoke is situated in the northwest corner of the county, and is bounded on the north by the...Read MORE...

1906
Schaghticoke, sknt'i-kudk\ a post-village of Rensselaer co., N.Y., on the Boston and Maine R., 12...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Hinds
flag  Jennie A HINDS (7 August 1861, Schaghticoke, New York, USA - 7 May 1922, Orlando, Florida, USA) gravestone

Vanderpool
flag  Paul VANDERPOOL (1819, Schaghticoke, New York, USA - 15 March 1864, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Almy
flag  Anna ALMY (1776, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - 28 May 1862, Schaghticoke, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Robert ALMY (1806, Pawling, New York, USA - 16 March 1841, Schaghticoke, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Thankful ALMY (24 March 1774, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - 24 March 1832, Schaghticoke, New York, USA) gravestone

Salisbury
flag  Harriet SALISBURY (1808, , Saratoga County, New York, USA - 4 December 1833, Schaghticoke, New York, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1773
Gideon OLMSTEAD (17 July 1747 - June 1809) & Annaka VAN DEUSEN (28 April 1748 - )
married 12 November 1773
 

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