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Tyre in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crusoe Island

 
 
Crusoe Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2004
1. Crusoe Island Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Crusoe Post Office
until 1852. Home of Senator
David H. Evans, 1837-1920.
Stage relaying barns were
located here.

State Education
Department 1935

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Department of Education.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 59.476′ N, 76° 48.128′ W. Marker is in Tyre, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Gravel Road (State Highway 101) and East Tyre Road, on the right when traveling north on Gravel Road. Marker is located on private, residential property, on the east side of Gravel Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Aqueduct (approx. 4.8 miles away); Squagonna (approx. 5 miles away); Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District (approx. 5 miles away); General Sullivan’s New York Campaign Trail
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(approx. 5 miles away); A Landmark and Pride in Our Community (approx. 5.1 miles away); Montezuma Heritage Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); Opened in 1828 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Early Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
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1. History of the Town. The large body of highland surrounded (some six miles long, and three or four broad), lying between the swamp and Seneca river, was known as Crusoe island, and extended south to Clyde river, in Seneca county. More than one-half of this "island" is located within the town of Savannah. Crusoe island, in the south part of the town, is largely a woodland marsh, which, at the time of settlement, appeared to be the natural condition of the whole town, aside from the drift-ridges. The soil in the north is a sandy and gravelly loam, and in the south it is composed principally of muck and shell-marl. It is very strong, fertile, and productive. A post office was established at Crusoe. This post-route was discontinued, and this post-office transferred to the Savannah depot upon the opening of the railroad, and has there remained, the only post-office in town since that time. (Submitted on October 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. David H. Evans
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. David H. Evans (1837-1920) was an American politician from New York.
Justice of the Peace, Tyre, (1866-1869)
Supervisor of the Town of Tyre (1869, 1872-1877)
New York State Assembly (Seneca Co.) (1879-1880)
New York State Senate (1882-1883)
Died on February 24, 1920, at the farm where he was born, located in the Town of Tyre, about four miles south-west of the Village of Savannah; and was buried at the Evans Corner Cemetery in Tyre. (Submitted on October 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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