Oneida Corners, New York

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Oneida Corners
hamlet
Sign along New York State Route 9L indicating Oneida Corners.
Sign along New York State Route 9L indicating Oneida Corners.
Oneida Corners is located in New York
Oneida Corners
Oneida Corners
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°22′31″N 73°37′44″W / 43.37528°N 73.62889°W / 43.37528; -73.62889Coordinates: 43°22′31″N 73°37′44″W / 43.37528°N 73.62889°W / 43.37528; -73.62889
Country United States
State New York
County Warren
Town Queensbury
unincorporated circa 1800
Elevation 376 ft (115 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 518

Oneida Corners is a hamlet within the town of Queensbury in Warren County in the U.S. state of New York.[1]

Geography[edit]

Oneida Corners is situated at the intersection of New York State Route 9L (Ridge Road), extending west along County Route 54 (Sunnyside Road) and east along County Route 39 (Sunnyside Road East).[1][2]

History[edit]

Around the time of the American Revolutionary War, the hamlet was a prominent settlement featuring two inns, three shops, a lumber business, mechanic shops, and a church. Court was held at least once weekly in the hamlet. Shortly before the war, an Oneida Indian by the name of Thomas Hammond ran a thriving business at the corner. His establishment being a frame of reference, the area came to be known as "the Oneidas" — and later as Oneida Corners — around 1800.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c VanDyke, Marilyn. "Oneida Hamlet". Town of Queensbury, Historian. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ Map showing Oneida Corners (Map). Cartography by NAVTEQ. Yahoo!, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  3. ^ "An Open Space Vision for the Town of Queensbury" (PDF). Town of Queensbury Open Space Plan Committee, et al. 2003-07-07. p. 22 / PDF p. 25. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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