The Thoroughfares

New Lebanon,

Columbia County,

          New York         

by Captain Franklin Ellis429


     The thoroughfares of the town embrace several important roads and the Harlem Extension railroad.  Of the former, one of the most important was the stage-route from Boston to Albany.  Its general direction is along the Wyomanock creek, and half a century ago it was almost continuously lined with teams going between the above-named points.  The railroad follows the general course of the wagon-road to Lebanon Springs, where it turns northward into Rensselaer county.  It is supplied with stations at West Lebanon, New Lebanon, and Lebanon Springs, affording good shipping facilities at each of these points.