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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 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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New York Historical MarkersPort Jackson - Peru, NY

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The sign states that Port Jackson, established around 1820, was an important transportation hub on Lake Champlain.

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location: New York

date approved: 11/24/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersMount Defiance - Ticonderoga, NY

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This sign relates the event that took place on Mt. Defiance where cannons were dragged up to the summit, forcing the Americans to evacuate Ft. Ticonderoga in 1777.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 11/12/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersThe French Lines - Ticonderoga, NY

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Sign explains that French Troops built defenses here, and near the signs are low straight ridges that are the remains of these defenses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 11/12/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHut Sites - Ticonderoga, NY

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This sign within the grounds of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum marks where 150 huts occupied by American Troops in 1776 to 1777 during the American Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 11/11/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersParks Cemetery

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This is the Parks Family Cemetery.

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location: New York

date approved: 11/6/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersOld Stone Heap - Ithaca, NY

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Nathaniel Davenport erected a stone house in 1820 as a tavern on the Ithaca Geneva Turnpike. There is a lithograph of it from 1839.

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location: New York

date approved: 11/6/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersVestal Park - Vestal, NY

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Vestal Park Cemetery is by the Vestal Methodist Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersIthaca College - Ithaca, NY

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This sign is by the road, NY 96B near the entrance to Ithaca College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/26/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersHayts Chapel - Ithaca, NY

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This church was built by a break away church group to support abolition. It served on the underground railway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersNewfield Covered Bridge - Newfield, NY

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"The Newfield Covered Bridge was built in 1851-1853 at a total cost of $800. The bridge crosses the West branch of the Cayuga Inlet "

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location: New York

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersVestal Depot - Vestal, NY

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The Vestal Train Station was on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western line, built in 1881. It is now a museum in the library parking lot. It is one of the few surviving stations of the pagoda style.

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location: New York

date approved: 10/16/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersVestal Parkway - Vestal, NY

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The sign is about the road that created today's Vestal, with shopping strips, restaurants, motels. The post war suburban areas developed along this road as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/15/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersChugnut - Vestal, NY

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This sign was not placed by the road, but along the Vestal Rail Trail near the pedestrian bridge over Choconut Creek. The sign is marked 2015, but it has only recently been placed in 2016.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/15/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersCamp House - Trumansburg, NY

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Herman or Hermon Camp built this house in 1848. He was a colonel of calvary in the War of 1812. He was also a sheriff and bank president.

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location: New York

date approved: 10/9/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersBattle of Valcour - Peru, NY

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The Battle of Valcour Island was a standoff on Lake Champlain between a fleet of British vessels and a much smaller fleet of American vessels led by Gen. Benedict Arnold, that lost the battle but possibly saved the war by delaying the British enough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 10/6/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersDann House - Jacksonville, NY

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A Jacksonville website claims the house was torn down, but agrees Jacksonville was settled in 1799 and there was a house called Matteson tavern.

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location: New York

date approved: 10/4/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersU.S.S. Ticonderoga - Whitehall, NY

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The hull of the U.S.S. Ticonderoga sits near the sign that states the history of the boat that was part of the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 9/27/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersMoriah Plank Road, Moriah, NY

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A sign along Broad near the Moriah village center of Port Henry marks where iron ore was transported to Port Henry over a plank road until 1869.

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location: New York

date approved: 9/23/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersSage Creek - Windsor, NY

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Seth Sage, a captain and chaplain in the American Revolution, settled in this area.

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location: New York

date approved: 9/5/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersEarly Cemetery - Summerhill, NY

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This small cemetery has graves from 1806 to 1905 including a soldier from the Revolutionary War, Jesse Woodard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersFormer Home of State Senator - Locke, NY

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"Charles J. Hewitt...was an American businessman, banker and politician"

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location: New York

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical MarkersWorld War II - Owego, NY

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Sign marking the Owego home of a World War II plane crash survivor, Cpl. Margaret J. Hastings.

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location: New York

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical Markers"Edgefields" - Owego, NY

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The Mersereau family settled in the area after the Revolutionary War. Their name is found on roads and parks, and historic signs. Several family members are buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Endicott.

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location: New York

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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New York Historical Markers1st State Road in Town of Virgil - Virgil, NY

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This sign is in the center of Virgil on West State Road where it meets route 392.

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location: New York

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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