Loudonville, New York

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Loudonville
hamlet and CDP
Loudonville census-designated place (CDP) in 1990
Loudonville census-designated place (CDP) in 1990
Etymology: For John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun
Loudonville is located in New York
Loudonville
Loudonville
Location of Loudonville within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°42′17″N 73°45′17″W / 42.70472°N 73.75472°W / 42.70472; -73.75472Coordinates: 42°42′17″N 73°45′17″W / 42.70472°N 73.75472°W / 42.70472; -73.75472
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
RegionCapital District
CountyAlbany
Settled1830
Area
 • Total5 sq mi (10 km2)
Elevation
348 ft (106 m)
Population
 (1990)
 • Total10,822
 • Density2,200/sq mi (840/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
12211
Area code(s)518

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, but became a CDP again in 2020.[3]

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.

History[edit]

Loudonville Historical Populations
YearPop.±%
1970 9,299—    
1980 11,480+23.5%
1990 10,822−5.7%
Sources: Censuses 1970 and 1980;[4] and 1990.[5]

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.[6] Loudon Road, known as Old Plank Road in the early 19th century,[7] is lined with several historic Jeffersonian mansions.[8] Loudonville started as a hamlet on Loudon Road (originally a plank road), at the intersection of Crumitie Road.[9] Ireland's Corners was a separate hamlet to the north at the intersection of Loudon Road and Menand/Osborne Road, with a post office.[9][10] Ireland's Corners is named for Elias H. Ireland who in 1832 bought the heavily wooded area from the Patroon, Stephen Van Rensselaer.[11] In 1871 the post office at Ireland's Corners was renamed Loudonville.[11]

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]

Famous residents[edit]

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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. ^ "State of New York Census Designated Places - Current/BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2019". tigerweb.geo.census.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-24.
  4. ^ 1980 Census of Population; Volume 1: Characteristics of the Population. United States Census Bureau. 1980. p. 34-10. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Loudonville, New York Community Profile". Epodunk. 1987-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  7. ^ "Post Office Prestige Loudonville Boxes Project Image of Affluence". Albany Times Union. 1987-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  8. ^ Doris Manley (June 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Loudon Road Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-10-18. See also: "Accompanying 15 photos".
  9. ^ a b Joseph Bien (1895). "Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia counties" (map). Julius Bien & Co. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  10. ^ J.H. French (1860). Gazetteer of the State of New York. R. Pearsall Smith. p. 166. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 'About Siena', Siena College website
  13. ^ "Welcome to Schuyler Meadows Club". Schuyler Meadows Club. Retrieved 2009-04-08.
  14. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  15. ^ "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame notes venture capitalist from Loudonville". Albany Times Union. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  16. ^ "The Rathbone Tragedy". New York Times. 1883-12-29. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  17. ^ 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

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