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Early turnpikes were toll roads and were comparatively good highways. They were called turnpikes because they were barred by a pike (or pole) balanced and swinging on a post. This aparatus was placed in the center of the early turnpikes as a toll gate. When the traveler paid his toll, the pike was turned parallel with the road and the toll-payer passed through.  
 
Early turnpikes were toll roads and were comparatively good highways. They were called turnpikes because they were barred by a pike (or pole) balanced and swinging on a post. This aparatus was placed in the center of the early turnpikes as a toll gate. When the traveler paid his toll, the pike was turned parallel with the road and the toll-payer passed through.  
  
Timeline  
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==Timeline==
  
*1797 Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Corporation established
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*1797 Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Corporation established  
*1799 Cherry Valley Turnpike first constructed as a toll road
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*1799 Cherry Valley Turnpike first constructed as a toll road  
*1799 Rensselaer & Columbia Turnpike chartered
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*1799 Rensselaer & Columbia Turnpike chartered  
*1800 Seneca Turnpike chartered
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*1800 Seneca Turnpike chartered  
 
*1800 Mohawk Turnpike established  
 
*1800 Mohawk Turnpike established  
*1802 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike started
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*1802 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike started  
*1803 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension authorized
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*1803 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension authorized  
*1806 Seneca Turnpike expanded through Syracuse
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*1806 Seneca Turnpike expanded through Syracuse  
*1806 Catskill Turnpike completed
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*1806 Catskill Turnpike completed  
*1806 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike chartered
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*1806 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike chartered  
*1808 Cochecton – Newburgh Turnpike completed
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*1808 Cochecton – Newburgh Turnpike completed  
*1811 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension completed
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*1811 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension completed  
*1812 Mount Hope – Lumberland Turnpike started
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*1812 Mount Hope – Lumberland Turnpike started  
*1815 Philipstown Turnpike Company organized
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*1815 Philipstown Turnpike Company organized  
 
*1825 Erie Canal constructed and opened  
 
*1825 Erie Canal constructed and opened  
 
*1852 Seneca and Mohawk Turnpikes reverted to public control
 
*1852 Seneca and Mohawk Turnpikes reverted to public control
  
 
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Revision as of 19:22, 1 February 2013

Early turnpikes were toll roads and were comparatively good highways. They were called turnpikes because they were barred by a pike (or pole) balanced and swinging on a post. This aparatus was placed in the center of the early turnpikes as a toll gate. When the traveler paid his toll, the pike was turned parallel with the road and the toll-payer passed through.

Timeline

  • 1797 Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Corporation established
  • 1799 Cherry Valley Turnpike first constructed as a toll road
  • 1799 Rensselaer & Columbia Turnpike chartered
  • 1800 Seneca Turnpike chartered
  • 1800 Mohawk Turnpike established
  • 1802 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike started
  • 1803 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension authorized
  • 1806 Seneca Turnpike expanded through Syracuse
  • 1806 Catskill Turnpike completed
  • 1806 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike chartered
  • 1808 Cochecton – Newburgh Turnpike completed
  • 1811 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension completed
  • 1812 Mount Hope – Lumberland Turnpike started
  • 1815 Philipstown Turnpike Company organized
  • 1825 Erie Canal constructed and opened
  • 1852 Seneca and Mohawk Turnpikes reverted to public control