Du Schanhectade < Mohawk skahnéhtati, Albany, lit., on the other side of the pines: the pines were between the communities; the Dutch transferred the name
See Schenectady in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of eastern New York on the Mohawk River northwest of Albany. First settled in 1661, it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroad in the early 19th century. Its electrical industry dates to the 1880s. Population: 61,600.