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Description:
Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.
Expanded Description:
The New York State Historic Marker program started in 1926 as a way to commemorate historic sites during the sesquicentennial of the American Revolution. The program lasted for only 13 years before funding ran out. Nearly 3,000 blue and gold markers were placed over those years giving the history throughout the state. You can search for these markers by county here.

A new State Historic Marker program was established in 1966. However, travel habits had greatly changed since the first program. With increasing automobile travel speeds, it was no longer safe to stop along the side of the road to read about history. As a result, the new program created larger signs placed at highway rest stops. It was a much safer way to learn about the history of the area. However because they were only placed at rest stops, the information contained on the markers had to be very general and cover a large area. A listing of the large rest stop markers can be found here.

The smaller markers that were found in the original program are still placed today by local historical societies. Other varieties have been seen across the state as well. There is no known database for these type of markers.

The following are examples of Historical Markers that we will accept into the category:
Brigham Young
Irondequoit Bay

Chenango Canal The Buffalo Stockyards
Instructions for Posting a New York Historical Markers Waymark:
We will not accept most bronze plaques regardless of who placed it. Typically these can be seen mounted to a boulder or a building. Chances are they would be accepted in to the Signs of History category. If there is a question about whether or not a marker would be accepted, feel free to contact one of the officers.

When creating a new waymark in the category, of course it has to be located in New York State. The long description should include the full text of the marker. Additional background information is appreciated but not required. A quality photo of the marker also must be included and should be the default image. Additional photos of the subject of the marker, if nearby and photographable, are also appreciated but not required.

For the variables, you will need to know the year it was placed (if known), the agency or group that placed it (if known), the city or town, the county, and the region of the state the marker is located in. A map of the regions can be found here.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
As a suggestion for your visit log, please make every effort to supply a brief-to-detailed note about your experience at the waymark. If possible also include an image that was taken when you visited the waymark. Images can be of yourself, a personal waymarking signature item or just one of general interest that would be of value to others. Sharing your experience helps promote waymarking and provides a dynamic history of your adventures.
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New York Historical MarkersHISTORIC NEW YORK - WATERTOWN REGION - Watertown, New York

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New York State Historical Area Markers located on Interstate 81, south of Watertown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: New York

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe Headless Horseman Bridge - Sleepy Hollow, NY

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This sign marks the likely location of the bridge used in Washington Irving's tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFirst Court in the Old Chenango Village - Dickinson, NY

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NYS HM depicting the site of the First Court in Old Chenango Village in 1791.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSite of Peterson's Tavern - Binghamton, NY

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NYS Monument denoting the site of the first meeting place of the Town of Binghamton in 1834.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHome of the Big Cheese - Sandy Hook, NY

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NYS HM denoting the creation of a 1400 lb, 11-foot round cheese for President Andrew Jackson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 6/1/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe West Street Building - New York, NY

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This historical marker is located right next to Ground Zero and was placed in 2010.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 12/26/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersOld Merchants House - New York, NY

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This historical marker is located in the heart of the Big Apple.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 12/26/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersEddie James

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Eddie James "Son" House Jr

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChileHead

location: New York

date approved: 12/26/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersPhoenicia Station - Phoenicia NY

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Located right outside of the Empire State Railway Museum

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 12/1/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersWashington's Headquarters - Plattekill Travel Plaza, I-87, NY

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Second of two large blue signs at the Plattekill Travel Plaza northbound on I-87.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersNewburgh Area - Plattekill Travel Plaza, I-87, NY

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This is one of two large blue signs at the Plattekill Travel Plaza.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSeward Seminary

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This sign is on a vacant lot near the old Genesee Hospital. Oneside of this sign is very faded and hard to read...the other side faces away from the street, with a fence around the area, making it hard to discover what this sign has to say.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSt Mary's Hospital

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More a driveway-side sign than a road-sign, this marker is on St. Mary's Hospital grounds. This is now an outpatient facility for Unity Health system. It closed it's doors as a hospital in the late 1990s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/17/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCatskills Mountains

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There is an identical marker at the New Baltimore travel plaza, just a few miles north of this northbound lane rest area on I-87.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/7/2013

last visited: 4/25/2014

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New York Historical MarkersCold Spring - Sleepy Hollow, NY

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This marker explains the fountain adjacent to it. The fountain doesn't work anymore, but the spring continues to run under it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/2/2013

last visited: 5/24/2014

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New York Historical MarkersOntario Drill Works

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Ontario Drill Works

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChileHead

location: New York

date approved: 9/22/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFonda Rail Road

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Fonda RR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChileHead

location: New York

date approved: 9/22/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBritish Raid - Hopkinton, NY

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The British Raid historical marker in Hopkinton, NY is located at the intersection of Route 49 and 11B in Hopkinton, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/18/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSite of First Blast Furnace - Moriah, NY

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The site of the first blast furnace historical marker is located along route 9N in Moriah, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/18/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBangor's First Settler - North Bangor, NY

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Marker denoting the residence of Joseph Plumb, who settled here in 1802.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHome of William Almon Wheeler - Malone, NY

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Home of William Wheeler, US Vice President from 1877-1881, in Malone, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: 9/30/2013

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New York Historical MarkersArsenal Green - Malone, NY

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Marker denoting the former military drill area in Malone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: 9/30/2013

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New York Historical MarkersCongregational Church - Malone NY

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Marker Describing the First Congregational Church in Malone NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 9/8/2013

last visited: 9/12/2013

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New York Historical MarkersThe Senate House - 1676, Clinton Avenue, Kingston

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The Senate House - 1676, Clinton Avenue, Kingston. Located at Thruway, northbound, at Plattekill Service Area (milepost 65)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al

location: New York

date approved: 9/8/2013

last visited: 11/17/2013

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New York Historical MarkersMorningside Cemetery - Malone, NY

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Large urban cemetery in Malone NY, burial site of a VP and a music pioneer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 9/4/2013

last visited: 9/30/2013

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