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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 MarkersCounty Seat - Spencer, NY

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In 1810 the county was divided into 2 jury districts. Spencer was a half-shire town.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2016

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New York Historical MarkersSuffragist - Candor, NY

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Esther H. McQuigg Morris was born 1812 and became Justice of Peace in 1870.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2016

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New York Historical MarkersCandor Congregational Church - Candor, NY

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Organized in 1808, the Candor Congregational Church has a new sign.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersIthaca Owego R.R. - Candor, NY

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This is in Hull Park along Main Street in Candor.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2016

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New York Historical MarkersC.C.C. Co. 1265 - Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca, NY

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This sign is in Buttermilk Falls State Park near the swimming area.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2016

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New York Historical MarkersUpper Mill Pond - Candor, NY

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There was both an upper pond and a lower pond in Candor. Both had mills. There is still a dam at the upper pond site, while the lower one has been removed.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2016

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New York Historical MarkersSmith's Mill

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This marker is on the north side of County Route 41 (westbound) in Ontario County.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/13/2016

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New York Historical MarkersLower Mill Pond & Dam - Candor, NY

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"A woolen mill was erected in 1824, by the brothers Artemus and Isaac V. Locey."

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location: New York

date approved: 4/13/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersGeneral Henry Martyn Robert Residence - Owego, NY

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General Henry Martyn Robert was a military engineer who wrote Robert's Rules of Order, after "residing over a church meeting that erupted into open conflict because of abolitionist concerns"

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location: New York

date approved: 4/13/2016

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New York Historical MarkersFormer Residence Raphael Pumpelly - Owego, NY

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Raphael Pumpelly was born in Owego in 1837, graduated from the Owego Academy. He graduated in 1859 from the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in Germany. "After graduating, Pumpelly moved to Tioga Point, now Athens"

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location: New York

date approved: 4/10/2016

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New York Historical MarkersRevolutionary Army Camp - Otego, NY

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This was a campsite for General Clinton's army on their way from Cooperstown NY to Athens PA to meet General Sullivan's army.

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location: New York

date approved: 4/1/2016

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New York Historical MarkersAndrew Mann Inn - Unadilla, NY

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"The Inn was built by architect James DeCalvin just a few years after the end of the Revolutionary War." It was a"transitional period in architecture, from the Georgian to the Federal styles."

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location: New York

date approved: 4/1/2016

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New York Historical MarkersFormer Residence - Owego, NY

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John J. Taylor was a lawyer, politician and railroad man. This was his house in Owego.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/29/2016

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New York Historical MarkersOwego Female Seminary - Owego, NY

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The building is no longer here, but this is where the Owego Female Academy was. Belva Lockwood was " selected to head a girls' seminary in Owego, New York where she stayed for three years"

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location: New York

date approved: 3/26/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHistoric District - Dryden, NY

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The historical district has many of the houses southeast of the center of Dryden. "Roughly bounded by E. Main, James, Lake and South Sts. , Dryden"

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location: New York

date approved: 3/25/2016

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New York Historical MarkersMullet Creek - Town of Omar, NY

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Marker denoting Grist Mill creation on Mullet Creek in Omar, NY.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/23/2016

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New York Historical Markers1st Baptist Church - Etna, NY

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"The Etna Community Church, founded as the First Baptist Church of Dryden, is celebrating its 200 years of activity." (2004)

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location: New York

date approved: 3/17/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSt. Mark's Episcopal Church - Candor, NY

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"St Mark's Episcopal Church organized 1832".

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location: New York

date approved: 3/16/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersIndian Camp - Dryden, NY

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Dryden Lake is south of Dryden, NY. It is a birding hotspot, as well as an old Indian camp area.

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location: New York

date approved: 3/7/2016

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New York Historical MarkersAsbury Church - Nichols, NY

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The original settlers "who came up the Susquehanna in Durham boats" built the church in 1822-23. It is now home to the community band "The Kirby Band" which has been active since 1876.

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location: New York

date approved: 2/26/2016

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New York Historical MarkersBefore 1800 - Lounsberry, NY

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There were more towns on the north side of the Susquehanna. Those on the south had ferries to get across until bridges were built that did not wash away when the river was high.

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location: New York

date approved: 2/26/2016

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New York Historical MarkersChenango Canal - Route 88, Port Crane, NY

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This is one of many signs for the Chenango Canal. It is by the side of US81 going north. The names of villages such as Port Crane reflect the times when the canal was operating.

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location: New York

date approved: 2/14/2016

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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

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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

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