Schaghticoke New York Historical Events Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Schaghticoke, New York Historical Events and Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate

KEY TO THE CITY - USA City Directory Top USA City Resource Guide


US Facts

Footsteps of

It Happened Here

Mottos, Slogans
and Nicknames

Noted Notables


Schaghticoke, New York Historical Events

1780's - First American Gothic Novelist
Buttermilk Falls, Schaghticoke
The first American gothic novelist was a woman by the name of Ann Eliza Bleaker, who resided near Buttermilk Falls. Her works were posthumously published and included, amongst other things, her account of the Kittle family massacre, which occurred earlier in the century in Schaghticoke (c. 1703). Later, this material was used by her nephew, Charles Borckden Brown, who is often credited as the first American gothic novelist in her place. In any event, one thing cannot be disputed: The story of the Kittle family massacre is definitely the plot for both works. Ann Eliza Bleaker was married to John Bleaker, and both are presently buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery in Watervliet, NY.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Schaghticoke and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
Search All the Web
Custom Search

To learn how to submit USA City information to Key to the City, go to Publication Information Page
Advertise on Key to the City

Use your back button to return to the previous page
To go to a new state, choose the States page
Return to the USA City Directory - Top USA City Resource Guide

Thanks for coming! Don't forget to come back soon!!