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Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eldridge Park

 
 
Eldridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 26, 2014
1. Eldridge Park Marker
Inscription.
Dr. Edwin Eldridge opened
his park in 1879. Called the
beauty spot of the southern
tier for its gardens. Elmira
bought the park in 1889.

 
Erected 2011 by Chemung County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 6.894′ N, 76° 48.938′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker can be reached from Eldridge Park Road. Click for map. Within Eldridge Park next to the parking lot in front of the carousel. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodlawn National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); John W. Jones Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Burials (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Gettysburg Address (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Augustus W. Cowles (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elmira.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eldridge Park.
Eldridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
2. Eldridge Park Marker
Eldridge Park, located in Elmira, New York, was a famous amusement park around the turn of the 20th century. Covering roughly 15 acres, it was dedicated to the memory of a local physician and was in common usage late into the 20th century. (Submitted on November 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. 20 Facts About Elmira's Parks. (Submitted on November 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Elmira History column: Dr. Edwin Eldridge's investment in Elmira's Rolling Mills. Dr. Edwin Eldridge, of Eldridge Park fame, was born in Ulster County in 1815. He graduated New York Medical University and settled in Binghamton. (Submitted on November 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentMan-Made Features
 
Eldridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
3. Eldridge Park Marker
Eldridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 26, 2014
4. Eldridge Park Marker
Photo taken looking toward the entrance to Eldridge Park.
Eldridge Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
5. Eldridge Park Marker
Eldridge Park Lake image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 26, 2014
6. Eldridge Park Lake
Taken across the lake toward the park carousel.
Eldridge Park Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 26, 2014
7. Eldridge Park Carousel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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