Historic New York? ? ? ? ? The Capital District has long been important as a trading post, military objective and governmental center. Located near the juncture of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, Albany has been the "crossroads" of the northeast since colonial times. The Albany Congress of 1754 was the first major attempt to unite the thirteen original colonies. The area's strategic importance was proven by the successive attempts of the French and English to capture it during the colonial and revolutionary wars.
|Series||This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series|
|Placed By||State of New York State Education Department, Thruway Authority|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 599578 N 4716400|
|Decimal Degrees||42.59360000, -73.78628333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 35.616', W 73° 47.177'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 35' 36.96" N, 73° 47' 10.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 203 Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, Glenmont NY 12077, US|
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