August 16, 2006

Visit Robertson's Corners this Sunday

The Dryden Town Historical Society will be gathering at the Plantation Inn this Sunday to talk about the history of a part of town that's currently growing rapidly: Robertson's Corners, around the intersections 366 has with Baker Hill Road and Route 13.

Today the busy intersection of Rte. 366 and Rte. 13 is best known for the commercial interests located there. You can buy anything from furniture to plants, enjoy a good meal, and even plan a family vacation. But did you know that area, Robertson's Corners, was once the home of George Robertson, who in 1798, was Dryden's first resident freeholder and later became known as the "father of the town of Dryden"? On March 1, 1803, the first town meeting was held at the home of George Robertson on the Bridle Road (now Dryden Road) at the corner of Baker Hill Road, where the Plantation Inn is now located.

Join the Dryden Town Historical Society on Sunday, August 20th, from 2 to 4 PM to learn more about the early settlers and activities of Robertson's Corners. Rain or shine, we will meet at the Plantation Inn (corner of Route 366 and Baker Hill Road). Refreshments will be served and, as always, this program is free and open to all.

We'll be looking at both the early history and the recent changes. I'm hoping the audience can help answer questions about how things have changed there over the years, and we'll have pictures and stories to bring the past back to life.

Posted by simon at August 16, 2006 6:50 PM in ,
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Jim Rolfe said:

Just a note for those who like me thought that maybe they had missed out on a town intersections "local name" for all of these years....
"Robertsons Corners" is a previously non-existent newly-created name the Historical Society has with the best of intentions come up with to publicize this event but who knows...maybe the name will catch on: ) After all, every "Corners" name in the county started with the intersection being named for a prominent local citizen, and this mans place in Town history certainly grants him the priviledge of having the junction remembered in his name.....