Franklinville in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Peter T. Tenbroeck
Farmer, Public Benefactor and Founder of Tenebroeck Free Academy
Peter T. Tenbroeck and his immediate family are buried in this plot.
Peter T. Tenbroeck was a successful farmer, was a county judge, gave generously to the public of his funds and time during his life and at the time of his death left a trust fund of $60,000.00 to be used for the building of an academy to provide free education for high school students in the area and to be known as Tenbroeck Free Academy.
At that time few scholars had oportunity of continuing with their education past fourth grade.
Later Tenbroeck Free Academy became a part of the Franklinville Public School System.
The stone foundation of the present high school buiding in the village of Franklinville came from the original Tenbroeck Free Academy stone structure.
Location. 42° 21.802′ N, 78° 27.052′ W. Marker is in Franklinville, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is on New York State Route 16 / 98 0.2 miles south of New York State Route 98, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is south of the NY 98 - NY 16 merger. Marker is in this post office area: Franklinville NY 14737, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Franklinville Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cadiz (approx. 3 miles away); Cadiz Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Early School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Salem Welsh Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Welsh Settlement (approx. 10.1 miles away); Hanging Bog (approx. 11 miles away); Upper Cattaraugus Valley (approx. 11.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklinville.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education •
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