Albany Post Road

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The Albany Post Road, also known as the "Queen's Road," and later the "King's Road" connected the colonial seaport of New York City (New Amsterdam) and the fur trading outpost, and second-largest city of Albany (Beverwijck), New York.[1] Each end of the road at New York City and Albany was a nexus of other significant migration routes. The Albany Post Road along the east side of the Hudson River was about 150 miles (241 km) long.

Historical Background

In 1669 the government of New Netherland designated a postal road from New Amsterdam (New York City) to Beverwijck (Albany). It followed older trails of the Wiccoppe and Wappinger Indian tribes on the east side of the Hudson River.



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External Links



  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Old Albany Post Road" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 23 June 2011).