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Vrooman Map of Schenectady in 1768

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[This information is from pp. 328-329 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

Vrooman Map of Schenectady in 1768

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Thanks to researcher Terry Small for help with the handwriting!

Map text: Top left corner: Union College Library, Gift of Col. Stephen Yates, March 1862, with "the farry" and "Schonectady River" below that.

Center: Map of the Town of Schonectady contains 172 acres

Lower left: Laid Down by Scale of 4 Chains to the Inch by [illegible] Vrooman surveyor Septm 1768.

Right: road down the river, road to the pasture, nistagione [i.e., Niskayuna] road.

Explanation:

  1. The Dutch Church
  2. The fort
  3. The English Church
  4. The market place
  5. The [illegible] mill
  6. Schermerhorn [?] mill
  7. Quackenbos [?] mill

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