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*1799 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Rensselaer and Columbia Turnpike] chartered  
 
*1799 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Rensselaer and Columbia Turnpike] chartered  
 
*1800 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Seneca Turnpike] chartered  
 
*1800 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Seneca Turnpike] chartered  
*1800 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Mohawk Turnpike] chartered
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*1800 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Mohawk Turnpike] chartered  
*1801 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Newburgh and Cochecton Turnpike] chartered
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*1801 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Newburgh and Cochecton Turnpike] chartered  
 
*1802 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Ulster and Delaware Turnpike] chartered  
 
*1802 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Ulster and Delaware Turnpike] chartered  
 
*1803 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension authorized  
 
*1803 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension authorized  
*1805 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Ontario and Genesee Turnpike] chartered
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*1805 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Ontario and Genesee Turnpike] chartered  
 
*1806 Seneca Turnpike expanded through Syracuse  
 
*1806 Seneca Turnpike expanded through Syracuse  
 
*1806 Catskill Turnpike completed  
 
*1806 Catskill Turnpike completed  
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*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 15:25, 5 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.

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