Albany, New York

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Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.wikipedia
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Capital District, New York

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Albany constitutes the economic and cultural core of the Capital District of New York State, which comprises the Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, including the nearby cities and suburbs of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs.
The Capital District, also known as the Capital Region, is the metropolitan area surrounding Albany, the capital of the U.S. state of New York.

Albany County, New York

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Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.
The county seat is Albany, the state capital of New York.

New York (state)

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Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany.

Troy, New York

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Albany constitutes the economic and cultural core of the Capital District of New York State, which comprises the Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, including the nearby cities and suburbs of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs.
Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District.

Mohawk River

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Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River approximately 10 mi south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and approximately 135 mi north of New York City.
The Mohawk flows into the Hudson in Cohoes, New York, a few miles north of the city of Albany.

Erie Canal

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The city lies toward the north end of the navigable Hudson River, was the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal connecting to the Great Lakes, and was home to some of the earliest railroad systems in the world.
Originally, it ran 363 mi from the Hudson River in Albany to Lake Erie in Buffalo.

Fort Orange (New Netherland)

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The area that later became Albany was settled by Dutch colonists who, in 1614, built Fort Nassau for fur trading and, in 1624, built Fort Orange.
Fort Orange (Fort Oranje) was the first permanent Dutch settlement in New Netherland; the present-day city of Albany, New York developed at this site.

New York City

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Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River approximately 10 mi south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and approximately 135 mi north of New York City. From statehood to this date, the Legislature had frequently moved the state capital between Albany, Kingston, Hurley, Poughkeepsie, and the city of New York.
Hudson sailed roughly 150 miles north, past the site of the present-day New York State capital city of Albany, in the belief that it might be an oceanic tributary before the river became too shallow to continue.

Schenectady, New York

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Albany constitutes the economic and cultural core of the Capital District of New York State, which comprises the Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, including the nearby cities and suburbs of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs.
Schenectady was founded on the south side of the Mohawk River by Dutch colonists in the 17th century, many from the Albany area.

Mohicans

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The Hudson River area was originally inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Mohican (Mahican), who called it Pempotowwuthut-Muhhcanneuw, meaning "the fireplace of the Mohican nation."
The Mohicans occupied the upper tidal Hudson River Valley, including the confluence of the Mohawk River (where present-day Albany, New York, developed) and into western New England centered on the upper Housatonic watershed.

Fort Nassau (North River)

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The area that later became Albany was settled by Dutch colonists who, in 1614, built Fort Nassau for fur trading and, in 1624, built Fort Orange.
Fort Nassau (a.k.a. Fort van Nassouwen) was the first Dutch settlement in North America, located beside the "North River" (the modern Hudson) within present-day Albany, New York, in the United States.

Upstate New York

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Prosperity was soon seen all over Upstate New York.
Major cities in Upstate New York, from east to west, include Albany, Schenectady, Utica, Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo.

Hudson Valley

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After Horatio Gates defeated John Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777, the upper Hudson Valley was generally at peace as the war raged on elsewhere.
The region stretches from the Capital District including Albany and Troy south to Yonkers in Westchester County, bordering New York City.

Volkert P. Douw

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Three slaves were arrested and charged with arson: a male slave named Pompey, owned by Matthew Visscher; a 14-year old slave girl named Dinah, owned by Volkert P. Douw; and a 12-year old slave girl named Bet, owned by Philip S. Van Rensselaer.
Volkert Petrus Douw (March 23, 1720 – March 20, 1801) was a merchant and politician from Albany, New York who was prominent both during colonial times and after the United States was established.

Hudson River

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Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River approximately 10 mi south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and approximately 135 mi north of New York City. The city lies toward the north end of the navigable Hudson River, was the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal connecting to the Great Lakes, and was home to some of the earliest railroad systems in the world.
The river enters the Hudson Valley, flowing along the west bank of Albany and the east bank of Rensselaer.

Poughkeepsie, New York

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From statehood to this date, the Legislature had frequently moved the state capital between Albany, Kingston, Hurley, Poughkeepsie, and the city of New York.
Poughkeepsie is in the Hudson Valley midway between New York City and Albany, and is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area (which belongs to the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area).

Philip S. Van Rensselaer

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Three slaves were arrested and charged with arson: a male slave named Pompey, owned by Matthew Visscher; a 14-year old slave girl named Dinah, owned by Volkert P. Douw; and a 12-year old slave girl named Bet, owned by Philip S. Van Rensselaer.
Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer (April 15, 1767 – September 25, 1824) was the mayor of Albany, New York on two occasions.

Kingston, New York

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From statehood to this date, the Legislature had frequently moved the state capital between Albany, Kingston, Hurley, Poughkeepsie, and the city of New York.
It is 91 mi north of New York City and 59 mi south of Albany.

Robert Fulton

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In 1807, Robert Fulton initiated a steamboat line from New York to Albany, the first successful enterprise of its kind anywhere in the world.
In 1807 that steamboat traveled on the Hudson River with passengers, from New York City to Albany and back again, a round trip of 300 mi, in 62 hours.

Port of Albany–Rensselaer

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The Canal emptied into a 32 acre man-made lagoon called the Albany Basin, which was Albany's main port from 1825 until the Port of Albany-Rensselaer opened in 1932.
The Port of Albany–Rensselaer, widely known as the Port of Albany, is a port of entry in the United States with facilities on both sides of the Hudson River in Albany and Rensselaer, New York.

New Netherland

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When New Netherland was captured by the English in 1664, the name was changed from Beverwijck to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany (later James II of England and James VII of Scotland).
Soon after, traders built Fort Nassau on Castle Island in the area of Albany up Hudson's river.

List of North American settlements by year of foundation

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Albany is one of the oldest surviving European settlements from the original thirteen colonies and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.

Duke of Albany

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When New Netherland was captured by the English in 1664, the name was changed from Beverwijck to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany (later James II of England and James VII of Scotland). In 1664, the English took over the Dutch settlements, renaming the city as Albany, in honor of the then Duke of Albany, the future James II of England and James VII of Scotland.
The cities of New York and Albany, New York, were thus both named after James, as he was the Duke of York and of Albany.

Philip Livingston

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In 1776, Albany native Philip Livingston signed the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Philip Livingston born in Albany, New York, on January 15, 1716 the fourth surviving son of Philip Livingston (1686–1749), 2nd Lord of the Manor and Catherine Van Brugh Livingston, the daughter of Albany, New York, Mayor Pieter Van Brugh.

Dutchess County, New York

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At that time the county included all of present New York State north of Dutchess and Ulster Counties in addition to present-day Bennington County, Vermont, theoretically stretching west to the Pacific Ocean; Albany became the county seat.
Dutchess County is located in southeastern New York State, between the Hudson River on its west and the New York–Connecticut border on its east, about halfway between the cities of Albany and New York City.