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Amityville in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Naomi W. Griffiths

 
 
Naomi W. Griffiths Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2018
1. Naomi W. Griffiths Marker
Inscription.  

First Amityville suffrage
club president, formed 1914.
Held local meetings and
socials supporting
voting rights for women.


 
Erected 2017 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 368.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the Women's Suffrage series lists.
 
Location. 40° 40.576′ N, 73° 24.597′ W. Marker is in Amityville, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Avon Place, on the right when traveling south on Bayview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Avon Place, Amityville NY 11701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suffolk County (approx. ¼ mile away); Ireland's Mill (approx. half a mile away); Amityville Trolley Routes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route (approx. 0.6 miles
Naomi W. Griffiths Marker - Wide View, Looking North on Bayview Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2018
2. Naomi W. Griffiths Marker - Wide View, Looking North on Bayview Avenue
away); South Side R.R. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Great Neck Road School (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named South Side R.R. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Four Chaplains Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amityville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Babylon, Amityville adding markers to honor suffragists (Newsday, October 25, 2017). "In Amityville, a marker will be placed at Avon Place, on the Bayview Avenue side of Naomi Williams Griffiths’ former residence at 160 Avon Place. Griffiths served as the first — and Cascone believes only — president of the Amityville Suffrage Club, which was formed in 1914. She actively raised awareness of the suffrage movement in the village, and the club often held rallies...." (Submitted on March 8, 2018.) 

2. William G. Pomeroy Foundation Announces New Series of Historic Roadside Markers to Commemorate Women. (Submitted on March 8, 2018.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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