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Sharon Springs in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Sharon

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 14, 2011
1. Town of Sharon Marker
Inscription.  
Originally named Dorlach
after Dorlach in German
Palatinate. Name changed
to Sharon after Sharon,
Conn. in 1797

 
Erected 1949 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 47.054′ N, 74° 37.583′ W. Marker is in Sharon Springs, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Route 10, on the right when traveling north. Marker is roadside at the pull off beside Bowmaker Pond. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon Springs NY 13459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockville (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lehman Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Main Street Tour (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Main Street Tour (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Main Street Tour (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Historic Main Street Tour
Town of Sharon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 14, 2011
2. Town of Sharon Marker
(approx. one mile away); Chestnut Street Schoolhouse (approx. one mile away); The White Sulphur Spring (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharon Springs.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rockville, Sharon, and Sharon Springs
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Sharon. (Submitted on May 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Brief History of Sharon Springs Spas.
Sharon Springs began its interesting history as mineral water spa destination in 1825. Several large hotels and boarding houses were built between 1836 and 1860, and by1841, the village and its waters had become world famous. The great turnpikes of the 1800’s drew visitors from Albany, New York and other Hudson river towns. The turnpikes, Erie Canal system and eventually the Delaware and Hudson railroad drew more visitors and sparked commerce for farmers, shopkeepers and all sorts of accompanying businesses and enterprises. (Submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Additional keywords. Sharon Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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