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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 MarkersSamuel Tubbs

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Marker recounting the history of Samuel Tubbs, an early settler in the Eden, NY area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersLutheran Church - Eden, NY

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Marker giving the brief history of St Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersIsaac Harris

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First settler of Apalachin and delegate to Philadelphia in 1790 settled here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersTavern 1831

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Tavern built by pioneer Ransom Steele

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersQuaker Cemetery - Eden, NY

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Marker describing the history of the Quaker Cemetery and nearby Quaker Meeting House in Eden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersMersereau House - Vestal, NY

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Ca. 1832 Federal Farmhouse of early pioneer John Mersereau

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersRiverside Cemetery

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Burial Place of Early Settlers, established 1792.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe Brick Store

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Built 1829, the second store in Union Corners and the oldest standing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHistoric New York - The Thousand Islands - Route 12, New York State

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A large marker located in a scenic rest stop west of Jacques Cartier State Park on Route 12. It highlights the Thousand Islands area, provides information on the recreation activities and commemorates the the Thousand Islands International Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: New York

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersPalisades Historic District 1685 - Palisades, NY

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This plot of land for Palisades, now a hamlet within Orangetown, NY, was first issued by the colonial province of New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSwinburne Park - Albany, New York

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Western edge of the park is at the intersection of Clinton and Manning.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: New York

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersOld and Weary - Utica, New York

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Sign is on the west side of French Road where the NYO&W once crossed French Road, just north of the North-South Arterial Highway, routes 5 and 8.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: New York

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCovered Bridge Pool

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This marker is in the Beaverkill DEC campground and Day Use Park, Beaverkill, NY?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe Beaverkill Covered Bridge

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This marker summarized the adjacent bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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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: 10/2/2014

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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: 10/17/2014

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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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