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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 MarkersLock 96, Black River Canal - Port Leyden, New York

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Park in the Lock 96 service center just north of Port Leyden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: New York

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersStone Church - Lowville, Lewis, New York

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The church is at 7707 North State Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: New York

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersNew York County Lawyer's Association - New York, NY

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One of many state historical markers in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBank of New York and & Trust Company Building - New York, NY

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One of many state markers in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical Markers40 Wall Street - New York, NY

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One of many state markers in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCanal Industry - Chittenango, NY

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This sign is on Lakeport Road just north of the canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSite of Greens House - Pompey Center, NY

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On Us 20 At Pompey Center. This is in the town of Pompey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY

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A small state historical marker located to the right of the main entrance to the MET museum in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church - Brisben, NY

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There is currently a Baptist Church on the same spot one was organized in 1795, the Brisben Baptist Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersLake Warn - NY

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"An old Oneida oral tradition told of a terrible enemy chief called "Thick Neck" of the Antone tribe, which dated back seven generations"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/30/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersAUDREY MUNSON

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New plaque installed to honor the burial place of Audrey Munson, officially known as "America's First Supermodel".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY

location: New York

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCol. John Hendy - Elmira, NY

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Col. John Hendy was in the Revolution and raised companies for the War of 1812. He was the first settler of Elmira having come up the river (Susquehanna and Chemung) from Wilkes Barre, PA in a canoe., -

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersOld Second Street Cemetery - Elmira, NY

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There is a metal fence around the cemetery and the gate is locked.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersZim Bandstand - Horseheads, NY

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This sign and bandstand is in Teal Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/4/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHart House - Candor, NY

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As an inn it provided shelter and a place to rest for people traveling between Ithaca and Owego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/4/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersRunonvea - Big Flats, NY

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"Indians inhabited the Big Flats area with several camps; the largest of which was Runonvea. "

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/31/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSidney Plains - Sidney, NY

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This cemetery is on Main Street by the bridge in Sidney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/27/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersA.M.E. Zion Church - Elmira, NY

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This sign is by the Ernie Davis Park, across from the Ernie Davis School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/23/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBenjamin Patterson Inn - Corning, NY

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This building is now part of the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/12/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSteuben Glass Works - Corning, NY

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"Carder began to experiment with colored glass", later Steuben "produced primarily colorless art glass."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/12/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFirst Presbyterian Church - Corning, NY

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The sign is by the First Presbyterian Church of Corning, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersErie Avenue - Corning, NY

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This sign is near the Corning Transportation Center which is a hub for buses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCity of Corning - Corning, NY

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This sign is across the street from the Rockwell Museum, which is the old City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSlave Burying Ground

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Slave Burying Ground Plaque showing the nearby area of the graves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sanders3

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical Markers1928 A. L. Kellogg School - Treadwell, NY

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Abraham L. Kellogg, a famous state Supreme Court justice, was born nearby and helped organize the A.L. Kellogg Central School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2016

last visited: never

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