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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 MarkersMRS. I.L. CREGO HOUSE

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This historical plaque is located on Crego Street in the Village of Baldwinsville, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy

location: New York

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersWillis Cemetery - Vestal, NY

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Willis Cemetery is on Old Vestal Road next to a car dealership. It is a small old cemetery, no longer active.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 9/29/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCole Tavern 1800 - Colesville, NY

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This sign is by the Coles Hill Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 9/11/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersPanama Rocks - Panama, NY

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Historical marker for Panama Rocks in Panama, New York

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: New York

date approved: 9/2/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHistoric New York Upper Susquehanna - Cooperstown Junction, New York

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This sign is at a small parking area on route 992G, a connector between route 28 and route 7. Cooperstown Junction is near Oneonta.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCaughdenoy Lock

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New York Historical plaque, located in the small community of Caughdenoy, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy

location: New York

date approved: 7/23/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCrazy Luce - Cazenovia, NY

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The sign tells of a woman betrayed by a sister and fiance on her wedding day. The story has been written about in lore and history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/14/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBlack River Canal - Boonville, New York

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Marker is southwest of intersection of route 12 and Schuyler Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: New York

date approved: 7/14/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBoonville's 97th New York Volunteer Civil War Regiment - Boonville, New York

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Sign is on the east side of NYS route 12.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: New York

date approved: 7/14/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBuellville - Buellville, NY

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The hamlet of Buellville is is the town of Pompey, between Malius and Cazenovia..

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/6/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersChenango Canal - Greene, NY

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This sign is on route 12 north of Greene, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/25/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersJohn Albright - East Homer, NY

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This sign is on route 13 in front of a house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersON THIS SITE - RICHARDSON THEATER

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A new historical marker has just been placed in downtown Oswego, signifying the location of Richardson Theater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy

location: New York

date approved: 5/31/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersRounds House - Vestal, NY

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This is a 15 room Queen Anne Style house occupied by the Rounds family for 106 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersErie Canal - Syracuse, NY

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This sign is across from the Erie Canal Museum, the old weighlock building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/26/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersVestal Central School - Vestal, NY

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The Vestal Central School was a WPA project built in 1939. This building was designed by Truman Lacey of T.I. Lacey and Sons. It has a number of art deco features.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBronck House - Coxsackie, NY

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Located in a small triangular section of grass at the intersection of NY 42 and Peter Bronk Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 4/23/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFormer Site - Owego, NY

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Storrs Mica Factory 1899-1927 was here. A.P Storrs patented a mica glass chimney used in gas lamps of the day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/2/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersRobert Harpur - Harpursville, NY

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This is a recently placed sign at the Riverview Cemetery in Harpursville, NY. This hamlet is named after Robert Harpur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 3/22/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersUnadilla, New York

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Unadilla, New York is "The Village Beautiful", placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 3/11/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersAlfred Dunk House - Binghamton, New York

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Alfred Dunk House was built around 1854 in the Carpenter Gothic style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 3/11/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSteeple Bell - Spafford, NY

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Marker recounting the history of the nearby bell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/14/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBethesda Fountain and Terrace - New York, NY

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A state marker located in Central Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersColonnade Row - New York, NY

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A state marker located in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHSBC "Formerly the Knox Building" - New York, NY

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A state marker located near the New York Public Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: never

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