Loudonville, New York

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Coordinates: 42°42′17″N 73°45′17″W / 42.70472°N 73.75472°W / 42.70472; -73.75472
Loudonville
hamlet
LoudonvilleCDP1990.gif
Loudonville census-designated place (CDP) in 1990
Official name: Loudonville, New York
Name origin: For John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun
Country United States
State New York
Region Capital District
County Albany
Municipality Town of Colonie
Elevation 348 ft (106 m)
Coordinates 42°42′17″N 73°45′17″W / 42.70472°N 73.75472°W / 42.70472; -73.75472
Area 5 sq mi (13 km2)
Population 10,822 (1990)
Density 2,164.4 / sq mi (836 / km2)
Settled 1830
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 12211
Area code 518
Location of Loudonville within the state of New York

Loudonville is a hamlet in the town of Colonie,[1][2] in Albany County, New York, United States. Loudonville was a census-designated place in the 1970, 1980, and 1990 US Census, but ceased to be in the 2000 Census.

The area is not precisely defined. In general, the area is known for the strict zoning regulations the town of Colonie has made that have prevented commercial development and tree-clearing in development.

History[edit]

Loudonville Historical Populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1970 9,299 —    
1980 11,480 +23.5%
1990 10,822 −5.7%
Sources: Censuses 1970 and 1980;[3] and 1990.[4]

The hamlet is named after John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun and was originally a 19th-century summer resort for some of Albany's wealthiest residents.[5] Loudon Road, known as Old Plank Road in the early 19th century,[6] is lined with several historic Jeffersonian mansions.[citation needed] Loudonville started as a hamlet on Loudon Road (originally a plank road), at the intersection of Crumitie Road. [7] Ireland's Corners was a separate hamlet to the north at the intersection of Loudon Road and Menand/Osborne Road, with a post office.[7][8] Ireland's Corners is named for Elias H. Ireland who in 1832 bought the heavily wooded area from the Patroon, Stephen Van Rensselaer.[9] In 1871 the post office at Ireland's Corners was renamed Loudonville.[9]

Geography[edit]

The community is located directly north of Albany, New York and south of Newtonville. The hamlet is centered on the original Ireland's Corners, the intersection of U.S. Route 9 with Osborne Road (County Route 154)/Menand Road (NY Route 378) (west bound name/east bound names respectively), with the northwest corner bisected by Old Niskayuna Road (County Route 152). Though as a hamlet it has vague borders the census designated place of Loudonville had definite concrete borders.

Location[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Siena College:[10] A private Catholic college.
  • Schuyler Meadows Club: The Club was founded in 1926 by residents of Loudonville who did not wish to travel to the Albany Country Club, which at the time was located at the current site of the uptown campus of the University at Albany, SUNY. The clubhouse, built in 1927, is modeled on the central portion of George Washington's Mount Vernon home.[11]

Famous residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of the State of New York Bulletin. New York State Museum. 1914. p. 48. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Town of Colonie Historian". Town of Colonie. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  3. ^ 1980 Census of Population; Volume 1: Characteristics of the Population. United States Census Bureau. 1980. p. 34-10. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Loudonville, New York Community Profile". Epodunk. 1987-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Post Office Prestige Loudonville Boxes Project Image of Affluence". Albany Times Union. 1987-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  7. ^ a b Joseph Bien (1895). "Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia counties" (map). Julius Bien & Co. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  8. ^ J.H. French (1860). Gazetteer of the State of New York. R. Pearsall Smith. p. 166. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  9. ^ a b George Rogers Howell and Jonathan Tenney (1886). Bi-centennial history of the county of Albany, New York from 1609-1886. W.W. Munsell & Co. p. 936. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  10. ^ 'About Siena', Siena College website
  11. ^ "Welcome to Schuyler Meadows Club". Schuyler Meadows Club. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  12. ^ Knight, B., Waldman, A. & Charters, A., Women of the Beat generation: the writers, artists, and muses at the heart of revolution, Conari, 1998, p.49
  13. ^ "The Rathbone Tragedy". New York Times. 1883-12-29. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

External links[edit]

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loudonville, New York