All throughout the park you'll find unique features that contribute to Peebles Island's charm. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. What isn't quite as visible to the eye, is all of the amazing history behind the island. An archeological and documentary history of Peebles Island State Park, Waterford, N.Y.. [Paul R Huey] Home. Henry Hudson's expedition may have visited the island in 1609 on a trip north to what's now Stillwater. Another interesting fact? Aren't apart of this group? Peeblesshire, historic county of southeastern Scotland that forms a triangle between the historic counties of Midlothian (north and northeast), Selkirkshire (east and southeast), Dumfriesshire (south), and Lanarkshire (west). Works focusing on Waterford’s history beyond the 1950s haven’t yet been published. Linked by bridges to both Van Schaick Island to the south and the town of Waterford (of which it is a part) to the north, Peebles Island is much more than just a haven for history … Hammersley lived on Peebles Island, which today is a state park. History. Between 1843 and 1860, numerous houses and barns, occupied by tenants of Anthony Augustus Peebles, were built along its east side. A group for posting photographs and discussions concerning Peebles Island in Waterford, New York. Please indicate in the photo description that it was made on the island. The remains of Peebles Island. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Beyond history. Whether you were dragged here on a school field trip or you were genuinely interested in learning about the rich history that lies here, most of New York's residents can say they've at least visited here once. Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick, who acquired the island in 1664, was a brewer and may have grown hops here as early as the 1650s. Peebles, royal burgh (town), Scottish Borders council area, historic county of Peeblesshire, Scotland, at the junction of Eddleston Water with the River Tweed.Peebles, which gained royal burgh status in 1367, grew up under the shelter of the royal castle, which was a favourite residence of the Scottish kings when they hunted in nearby Ettrick Forest. The first Europeans were said to have visited the island back in 1609 and New York State didn't purchase the island until 1973. Search. Peebles Island -- once called Haver Island -- and the surrounding area were long inhabited by Native Americans, in part because of the riverside location and access to nearby attractive farmland in what's now Waterford. Lea Monroe/Only In Your State. Peebles Island State Park is a 190-acre (0.77 km 2) state park located at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers in New York State.A majority of the park is located in Saratoga County, with a smaller portion located in Albany County. It lies entirely within the Scottish Borders council area. Native American & 17th-century History and 18th-20th Centuries of Peebles Island Markers shown near Kahoos (today Cohoes). Pebble Island, the third largest off-shore island in the Falklands is on the market. Photographs of Matton Shipyard, which is located on Van Schaick Island in Cohoes, are also desired since that is a part of Peebles Island State Park. This is the perfect opportunity for a wildlife enthusiast to own a piece of Falklands' history, along with an established sheep and cattle farm with great potential for development and diversification. This island in Waterford, at the edge of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers converging, has an interesting history surrounding it that doubtless inspired the author. Beginning in 1835, railroads crossed the island to Ballston Spa, where they made connections to points north and west. The 19th century brought development to the island. On Hanver Island (now Peebles Island) was the Indian stronghold "Moenimmes Castle." Well now's your time to check it out then!