Glens Falls Area

Glens Falls Area (HM12IN)

Location: Queensbury, NY 12804 Warren County
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N 43° 16.335', W 73° 40.443'

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Historic New York

? ? ? ? ? Where the Hudson River runs eastward before turning south is a series of falls, an obstacle to navigation but also a source of power. These lay athwart the north-south trail between Albany and Montreal. The Queensbury Patent of 23,000 acres was laid out in 1759. A small village was begun, but was burned by the British after Burgoyne's invasion of 1777. In 1780 John Glen, a Schenectady merchant, acquired land, built mills and gave his name to the site.

? ? ? ? ? Proximity to the Adirondack forests made Glens Falls a lumbering center. Millions of feet of timber were annually floated down the waters on Spring "drives." Booms across the river were built of timber and chains to hold the logs and permit sorting. Papermaking began in the 1860's and became the principal industry, utilizing pulp wood. Later mills were used to manufacture cellulose products. There was little diversification of industry although limestone was used for cement.

? ? ? ? ? Glens Falls is a gateway to the Adirondack Forest Preserve and to the recreational area of Lake George and Champlain. Travel was by stage coach until railroad lines were built beginning in the 1870's. Modern highway transportation has made these areas more accessible to the general public.
HM NumberHM12IN
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
Year Placed1966
Placed ByState of New York State Education Department, Department of Public Works
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 607598 N 4791901
Decimal Degrees43.27225000, -73.67405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 16.335', W 73° 40.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 16' 20.10" N, 73° 40' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203 Adirondack Northway, Queensbury NY 12804, US
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