Loudonville, New York
hamlet and CDP
Loudonville census-designated place (CDP) in 1990
|Etymology: For John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun|
|• Total||5 sq mi (10 km2)|
|Elevation||348 ft (106 m)|
|• Density||2,200/sq mi (840/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Loudonville is a hamlet in the town of Colonie, 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.
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.
|Loudonville Historical Populations|
|Sources: Censuses 1970 and 1980; and 1990.|
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. Loudon Road, known as Old Plank Road in the early 19th century, is lined with several historic Jeffersonian mansions. Loudonville started as a hamlet on Loudon Road (originally a plank road), at the intersection of Crumitie Road. Ireland's Corners was a separate hamlet to the north at the intersection of Loudon Road and Menand/Osborne Road, with a post office. Ireland's Corners is named for Elias H. Ireland who in 1832 bought the heavily wooded area from the Patroon, Stephen Van Rensselaer. In 1871 the post office at Ireland's Corners was renamed Loudonville.
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.
- Siena College: 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.
- The Bryan's Store, D. D. T. Moore Farmhouse, Gorham House, Hughson Mansion, Loudon Road Historic District, Springwood Manor, Wheeler Home, Holub Home, and Whitney Mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Roger McNamee, venture capital and private equity investor, founder of Elevation Partners and Silver Lake Partners, grew up in Loudonville.
- Henry Reed Rathbone, present at Lincoln's assassination, lived on Cherry Tree Rd.
- Joan Vollmer, beatnik and common law wife of William S. Burroughs.
- James H. Fallon, American neuroscientist and author.
- The Right Rt. David S. Ball, Former bishop of the Episcopalian Diocese of Albany
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- "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame notes venture capitalist from Loudonville". Albany Times Union. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
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- 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