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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 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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New York Historical MarkersThe New-York Historical Society - New York, NY

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A state marker mounted at the east corner of the building facing 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 MarkersThe San Remo - New York, NY

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A state marker located on an apartment building next to 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 MarkersAstor Library - New York, NY

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A state marker located at the former Astor Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe Brown Building - New York, NY

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A state historical marker located at the site of one of the worst disasters 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 MarkersCanal Tow Path - Middleport, NY

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Marker describing Erie Canal activity in Middleport in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 12/25/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCobblestone School - Hartland, NY

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Marker describing the history of the nearby cobblestone school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 12/25/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe Grave of Col. Benjamin Walker - Utica, NY

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Marker relating the history of Col. Benjamin Walker, who served in the Revolutionary War and as a US Representative.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 12/16/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersJustus Henry Rathbone - Utica, NY

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Marker denoting the history of Justus Henry Rathbone, the founder of the Knights of Pythias Service group.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 12/16/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSt. Mary's Home - Binghamton, NY

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There are some postcards available online that show the old building for St. Mary's Home. The site now has a high school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/16/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersMacDonough Monument - Plattsburgh, NY

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This 'interstate' marker is next to a tall obelisk that is a monument to Commodore MacDonough's victory in the Battle of Plattsburgh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 11/24/2016

last visited: never

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