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Cairo in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Cairo

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, February 2, 2019
1. Town of Cairo Marker
Inscription.  Created March 26, 1803 from Towns of Catskill, Coxsackie and Freehold. Originally named Canton. Became Cairo April 6,1808
 
Erected 2016 by William C. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 348.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.624′ N, 73° 59.37′ W. Marker is in Cairo, New York, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 32 and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on State Route 32. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cairo NY 12413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mowers House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1808 Sayre Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bell Factory (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cairo Fairgrounds (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Catskills (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pachquiack (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cairo.
 
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By Steve Stoessel, February 2, 2019
2. Town of Cairo Marker
 Cairo. The first settler arrived around 1772, but many new families moved in after the American Revolution. In 1803, the town of Cairo was formed from the towns of Catskill, Coxsackie, and Durham. Formerly known as "Canton", the town's name was changed in 1808 to "Cairo". The accepted pronunciation is "care-oh", and newcomers are quickly advised of this. From 1800 the Susquehannah Turnpike, a private toll road, ran through the town. The only railroad, the Canajoharie and Catskill Railroad, ran through the town, but only operated from about 1839 to 1842. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly was born in Cairo in 1970. (Submitted on February 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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