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Campbell Hall in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Butter Factory

 
 
Butter Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, August 20, 2010
1. Butter Factory Marker
Inscription.
First in U.S.-1856
← 200 feet
R. W. Woodhull, Owner
George Gouge, Buttermaker

 
Erected 1956 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 27.253′ N, 74° 15.559′ W. Marker is in Campbell Hall, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of NY Rt 207 (New York State Route 207) and Maybrook Rd, on the right when traveling east on NY Rt 207. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2799 New York 207, Campbell Hall NY 10916, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bull (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sarah Wells (approx. 2.4 miles away); “Colored Cemetery" (approx. 3.5 miles away); German Town (approx. 4 miles away); Montgomery House (approx. 4 miles away); Orange County Seat (approx. 4.5 miles away); Maplewood (approx. 4.5 miles away); Camp Wickham (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Butter Factory. This claim of the first being the first butter factory in the United States may be challenged, for in his 1980 book, “Sugar Loaf Its History Mystery And Magic 1703-1980,” Professor Richard W. Hull wrote that: Minard
Butter Factory Tablet Mounted on Stone. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, August 21, 2010
2. Butter Factory Tablet Mounted on Stone.
Inscription:
This spring, with an abundance of cool water, determined the site of the first butter factory in the United States
1856

R. W. Woodhull, owner
George Gouge, buttermaker

This monument was placed here through the courtesy of the :
Town of Hamptonburgh, Orange County
Hamptonburgh Grange No. 950
Cornell Dairy Science Association
1956
Sutton, who lived on Wood Road, Sugar Loaf, NY, established a creamery here in about 1855, and built the first modern cheese factory in Orange County. Sutton led the area's farmers into the New York metropolitan milk market and was instrumental in forming the Warwick Valley Rail Road in 1859.
 
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Closeup of Butter Factory Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, August 21, 2010
3. Closeup of Butter Factory Tablet
Spring That Cause this Butter Factory to be Sited Here. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, August 21, 2010
4. Spring That Cause this Butter Factory to be Sited Here.
Looking Over the Spring and Tablet to the Butter Factory Marker at Far Side of Intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, August 21, 2010
5. Looking Over the Spring and Tablet to the Butter Factory Marker at Far Side of Intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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