Ken Gottry - Cambridge NY History

The sun was shining, the sidewalks were clear of snow and ice, but the weatherman was predicting another winter storm. Better take my walk over to the Library before the bad weather hits.

Following the Revolutionary War, population in the United States began to shift. The fledgling country tried to build roads through public financing, but construction was often haphazard and maintenance was spotty. 

The Great Northern Turnpike passed through Cambridge on its way from Lansingburgh to Granville. Today it's Turnpike Road and North/South Union Streets. As stage coach traffic passed through Cambridge Corners, hotels, liveries, and shops emerged spurring the economic development of the area.

In their September 4, 2013 meeting, the Cambridge Village Board announced that the Ackley Building (Legrys Buildings to old-timers) cannot be repaired and must be demolished. This leaves 3 of the original 6 buildings to celebrate their 130th anniversary next year.

Ackley Building 1890s Arrow      Ackley Building Sep2013 Arrow

 

April 2014 - Hannah Stevens and Sara Kelly created a business map of the Village of Cambridge for the 2014 Tour of the Battenkill bicycle race, America's largest one-day Pro/Am cycling race.

Cambridge VillageBusiness Map2014large

I did it. I published a book!

Some of the first settlers on the western edge of our community were Scotch-Irish who came between 1763 to 1765 from Colerain and Pelham near the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. The community was first known as Green settlement, then Scotland or Stevenson?s Corner. Around 1850, when the post office was established, the community received its current name of Coila.

CoilaChurch and Parsonage