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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 MarkersLudington Graves - Patterson, NY

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The historical marker for the nearby graves of Henry and Sybil Ludington is located on on Route 311 on the south side of Maple Avenue Cemetery in Patterson, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 8/3/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical Markers1849 Great Fire - Owego, NY

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The buildings were getting taller than the fire equipment could reach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersMaple Tree - Newark Valley

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A maple tree was spared when a wagon road was built.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe Chenango Canal

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Another sign about the Chenango Canal. It is on State Street which is on top of the canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHistoric North Side

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Historic North Side is the north part of Binghamton. This sign is between the Binghamton Plaza and US route 81.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersJoseph Handy - Binghamton, NY

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The Handy Cemetery is next to The Chenango Schoolhouse Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersNichols Hotel

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A sign for a hotel that burned down in 1980

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersTown Hall - Nichols, NY

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The Nichols Town Hall was sold to the Nichols National Bank in 1949

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBarstow House - Nichols, NY

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Built in 1828 the house was owned by a doctor, it is now a restaurant

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCady Mansion - Nichols, NY

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The Cady Mansion is now a library

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersTurnpike

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Sign at the intersection of Route 434 and Montrose Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHooper-Endwell, NY

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Hooper-Endwell : Indian trail and farm community were here

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersWindsor

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Windsor was founded around 1787.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHistoric Site John D. Rockefeller Sr.

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Place where Rockefeller lived as a boy near Owego, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersOuaquaga Bridge

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The Ouguaga bridge crosses the Susquahanna River near a site of an Iroquois camp destroyed in 1778. It is a pedestrian bridge now.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/23/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersEldridge Park

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Eldrige Park is a large municipal park with a lake in Elmira.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/1/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHiawatha Bridge

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Hiawatha bridge crosses the Susquehanna River just east of Owego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersWatering Trough

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A triangular watering through from the era of horse-drawn transportation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member M.Bahlam

location: New York

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical Markers19th Century Hawleyton

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The Hawleyton sign shows the location of 8 of the old buildings from the 19th century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/8/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCarmel Grove - Endwell, NY

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Carmel Grove was a Methodist summer camp 1872-1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFirst Schoolhouse Burns NY

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This plaque is the site of the First Schoolhouse in the town of Burns NY. The schoolhouse was erected in 1810 and the first teacher was David Crook.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sanders3

location: New York

date approved: 4/26/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersGilead Church

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On NY 7 in Haynersville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: New York

date approved: 4/6/2015

last visited: 4/8/2015

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New York Historical MarkersTrinity Evangelical Church - Grand Island

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Site of the Trinity Evangelical Church on Grand Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 4/5/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSt Stephen's R.C. Church - Grand Island

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Marker denoting the oldest church still in use on Grand Island, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 4/5/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersUniversalist - Binghamton, NY

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A Universalist Church was built in the square in 1846, burned about 1867.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/3/2015

last visited: 6/11/2015

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