The Markers Speak: Maalwyck

Maalwyck markerFrom the village of Scotia comes this historical marker for the house called Maalwyck:

“This house built ca. 1712 / by Karel Hansen Toll, who / settled here 1685. Broom / farm became an outpost of / Mohawk Valley Turnpike.”

Maalwyck was always said to be Dutch for “whirlpool,” describing a condition in the Mohawk River near this farm. The historic house still stands.

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