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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 MarkersDewittsburgh Newtown Point - Elmira, NY

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Moses Dewitt sold lots in Dewittsburgh, which later became Newtown, then Elmira.

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location: New York

date approved: 1/31/2016

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New York Historical MarkersElmira - Elmira, NY

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"Elmira ...after the daughter of Nathan Teall, Tavern Owner & prominent local citizen"

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location: New York

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersChemung Canal - Elmira, NY

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"The growth of Southern Tier cities such as Elmira and Corning was enhanced by the canal...the Chemung Canal enabled coal, lumber, and agricultural products to be shipped from Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York"

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location: New York

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThis Ridge - Lowman, NY

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This is one of several signs in and around the Newtown Battle area, a Revolutionary War battle site.

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location: New York

date approved: 1/25/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFred M Locke

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This marker stands along the roadside on Rt 444 at the edge of the village of Victor, in front of what is now the Victor Insulators, Inc.

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location: New York

date approved: 1/24/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersWillseyville Community Baptist Church - Willseyville, NY

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"In 1838 Jacob Willsey obtained 300 signatures to build a meetinghouse which was finished in 1840. In the beginning the meetinghouse was shared with the Methodists and the Swedenborgs, a spiritual cult of the time. "

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location: New York

date approved: 1/24/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersVestal Centre - Vestal Center, NY

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Vestal Center Methodist is a small rural church built in 1875.

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location: New York

date approved: 1/20/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSix Mile Creek - Caroline, NY

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This sign marks a creek crossing on an old "Warriors Trail". There is currently a trail along this creek in Ithaca that is through a wild flower preserve.

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location: New York

date approved: 1/18/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCornell University - Ithaca, NY

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"The university was initially funded by Ezra Cornell's $400,000 endowment and by New York's 989,920-acre (4,006.1 km2) allotment of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862"

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location: New York

date approved: 1/18/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCardiff Giant - Cooperstown, NY

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A New York State marker reporting on the discovery, status, and current location of the Cardiff Giant is located on Lake Street outside the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY

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location: New York

date approved: 1/12/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersTown of Ithaca - Ithaca, New York

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"Town of Ithaca formed March 15, 1821 from a portion of the Town of Ulysses"

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location: New York

date approved: 1/4/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFirst Court House - Ithaca, NY

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This sign is in front of the second court house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/22/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCayuga Indian Village - Danby, NY

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"Scholars agree that Logan Elrod was a son of Shikellamy, an important diplomat for the Iroquois Confederacy;...Logan's father Shikellamy, who was of the Oneida nation, worked closely with Pennsylvania official James Logan"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/21/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersAhwaga Hotel - Owego, NY

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"A grand hotel with 145 rooms, that would serve traffic coming through Owego on the river and the Ithaca-Owego railroad, in 1851 the Ahwaga Hotel opened for business, and rapidly became a center for culture, commerce, and politicking"

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location: New York

date approved: 12/21/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSchool Forest - Walton, NY

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"Here 122,500 trees were planted by the children of the Walton Schools from 1927 to 1934. "

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location: New York

date approved: 12/21/2015

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New York Historical MarkersWalton Covered Bridge - Walton, NY

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This bridge went over the Delaware River (West Branch).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/21/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersWilliam B. Ogden Free Library - Walton, NY

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The library was built by funds given by William B. Ogden, the town deciding that the funds were to be spent on a library.

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location: New York

date approved: 12/21/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersDunhamville - Richford, NY

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"Mr. Dunham determined to found a village and to that end purchased a large tract of land south of Richford settlement, a portion of which he laid out into lots and made some attempt to sell."

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location: New York

date approved: 12/21/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersLatham Home

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This marker is on the south side (eastbound) of County Route 41 in Ontario County

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 12/12/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCady Block - Nichols, NY

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George Parsons Cady, a doctor, built a block of stores, apartments, doctors offices, and the town hall.

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location: New York

date approved: 12/11/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSullivan Road - Chemung, NY

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This is another sign referring to the route the Sullivan-Clinton armies took in 1779 in the campaign against the British and Indians. The Battle of Chemung and Newtown occurred close to here.

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location: New York

date approved: 12/9/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersOld Chemung - Chemung, NY

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Chemung means "Big Horn" in the native language.

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location: New York

date approved: 12/9/2015

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New York Historical MarkersLamont Memorial - McGraw, NY

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This sign marks a library and a boyhood home.

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location: New York

date approved: 12/8/2015

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersEarly Sawmill - Taylor, NY

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Sawmill, gristmill and cider mill were here.

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location: New York

date approved: 12/8/2015

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New York Historical MarkersMilitary Route - Chemung, NY

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One of several signs about the Sullivan Clinton Campaign of 1779.

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location: New York

date approved: 12/8/2015

last visited: never

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