Old Loonenbergh Turnpike - Gardnersville, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
N 42° 44.528 W 074° 35.143
18T E 533908 N 4732262
This is not what I think of when I think of a Turnpike today!!
Waymark Code: WM4V5Y
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 09/30/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member PTCrazy
Views: 11

Old Loonenbergh Turnpike

This old turnpike surveyed
in 1802 was the main route
of travel for stage and
oxcart from Hudson River
Valley North and West

"The Palatine Germans followed an old Indian trail going north west from Livingston Manor. The route became so heavily traveled that in 1802 the NYS legislature chartered the 60 mile Schoharie (Loonenburgh) Turnpike along this trail. It began just west of the ferry at Loonenburgh (now Athens) at the Hudson River in the Township of Coxsackie. It ran through Gayhead, Freehold, Wright St., Oak Hill (Greene Co.) to Schoharie County: Livingston, Franklinton and into Middleburgh."
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Marker Name: Old Loonenburgh Turnpike

Marker Type: Roadside

Agency: State Education Department

Dedication Date: -9223372036854775808

City/Town/Village Name: Gardnersville

County: Schoharie

Region: Central Leatherstocking (Region 6)

Website: [Web Link]

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