- Rexford, New York
Rexford is a hamlet in Saratoga County,
New York, USA, located on the North bank of the Mohawk River
Rexford is in the Town of Clifton Park, near the southwest town line. Its boundaries, like those of neighboring Alplaus, are unofficial and necessarily vague. To the south, it is bounded by the Mohawk River and Grooms Road and to the west, Alplaus and the
Schenectady Countyline. Route 146 (Balltown Road) and Vischer's Ferry Road, are probably a reasonable delineations of its northern and eastern boundaries.
The Rexford Fire District protected by the McLane Hose Company is probably the most accurate survey of Rexford. The
ZIP Codeis 12148.
Rexford has a population of 2,949. The median age 41.2 years, and the median household income is $76,923.
Noteworthy Features of Rexford Today
* [http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/glencliff/] Glencliff Elementary School,
NiskayunaSchool District; 961 Riverview Road, Rexford, New York, 12148 (Most of the Niskayuna School District lies within Schenectady County.)
*Schenectady Yacht Club, 1676 Route 146, Rexford, NY 12148
* [http://www.edisonclub.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp The Edison Club] is a country club that was formed in 1904 by employees of the General Electric Company's Test Dept. The Edison's Rexford Clubhouse opened 2 July 1925. It has a 27-hole golf course ( [http://www.edisonclub.com/club/scripts/view/view_insert.asp?grp=8&pg=Public&IID=4551&NS=PUBLIC&APP=106] ).
Edward Rexford called the area Rexford Flats. The Methodist Church at 18 Main St. was built in 1839. There is a blacksmith shop across from the church which dates back to that same era, the time of the
Erie Canal. [http://www.mohawktowpath.homestead.com/files/RexRambl.htm]
Rexford was the site of an
aqueductthat brought vessels traveling the Erie Canal across the Mohawk River. [http://www.shenet.org/okte/ok_library/field_trip/Old_Trip.htm] The aqueduct was built in 1841. Large arches which supported its towpathcan still be seen from the Route 146 bridge crossing the river today. [http://www.mohawktowpath.homestead.com/files/RexRambl.htm]
The Schenectady Yacht Club is located in a former canal store, built circa 1900. The Club uses the remains of Lock 21, which is on its grounds, for moving boats in and out of the river. Lock 21 was built in 1842 as part of an enlargement of the Canal. [http://www.mohawktowpath.homestead.com/files/RexRambl.htm]
Rexford once had a 2-room schoolhouse, located at the corner of Riverview and what is now Route 146. This was razed in the 1960s and replaced by a firehouse, which was replaced by a Stewart's convenience store in 2001. The firehouse is now located north of the intersection on Route 146.
In the early 1900s, there was an amusement park at Rexford with rides, games, and refreshments. Trollies brought people from the city of Schenectady. The park was known as both Luna Park and Dolle's Park. [http://www.mohawktowpath.homestead.com/files/RexRambl.htm]
The McLane Hotel, razed in 1964, was a stop for
stagecoachesand canal boats. John McLane operated it until about 1930. [http://www.brooksidemuseum.org/vewebsite/exhibit5/e51378a.htm] [http://www.cliftonpark.org/farmfest/where.htm] [http://www.shenet.org/okte/ok_library/field_trip/Old_Trip.htm] Before its demise the McLane was a mysterious-looking, old-fashioned and extremely weathered building with large galleries on both floors and a cupolaat its peak.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
New York State Route 146B — NYS Route 146B Map of the Schenectady area with NY 146B highlighted in red Route infor … Wikipedia
New York State Route 146 — NYS Route 146 Map of the Capital District with NY 146 highlighted in red Route informat … Wikipedia
New York State Route 146B — Basisdaten Gesamtlänge: 4,20 mi. / 6,76 km Eröffnung: … Deutsch Wikipedia
New York State Route 23 — NY 23 redirects here. NY 23 may also refer to New York s 23rd congressional district. NYS Route 23 Map of eastern New York with NY 23 highlighted in red … Wikipedia
Mechanicville, New York — Mechanicville City … Wikipedia
Charlton, New York — Town … Wikipedia
Northumberland, New York — Town … Wikipedia
Schuylerville, New York — Village … Wikipedia
Moreau, New York — Moreau Town … Wikipedia
Malta, New York — Malta Town Location within Saratoga County … Wikipedia