The King's Highway: Schenectady's First Road

Don Rittner | April 16th, 2018 | 2:36pm EST
Short Publications

Around 1663, the Dutch settlers from Albany County widened a Native American trail into a wagon road. Called the Schenectady Path, or Albany Road, it connected the frontier village of Albany and Schenectady and later became known as the King's Highway. It was the major trade, transportation, and military route between the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys until around 1800.

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