Hans Creek

This marker also designates a place in the northern portion of the Town of Broadalbin which is one of the tributaries emptying into the Great Sacandaga Lake. It was so named by Sir William Johnson on one of his many fishing excursions on the old Sacandaga Vlaie. An incident occurred when a fishing companion of Sir William, a Dutchman by the name of John Conye, fell out of the boat they were fishing in and nearly drowned. Hans was derived from the German version of the name John.

Location: This marker is located north on Route 110, beyond the settlement of North Broadalbin and near the settlement known as Benedict Corners. Here the road makes a turn and near by Hans Creek crosses. ( Note: this maker is somewhat hidden by the trees around it. It is located on the south side of the road by the creek.)

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