Skaneateles in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Benjamin C. Cook
Legends & Lore
Civil War veteran who suggested flags to decorate graves, honoring both Union and Confederate soldiers
Erected 2016 by New York Folk Society, William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 15.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series marker series.
Location. 42° 58.388′ N, 76° 26.625′ W. Marker is in Skaneateles, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is at the intersection of Crow Hill Road and Frost Street on Crow Hill Road. The marker is located in a small creek-side park at end of the Charlie C. Major nature trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Skaneateles NY 13152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. N. Leonard's Inn 1798 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of an Underground Railroad Station (approx. 2 miles away); Lake View Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Sherwood Inn (approx. 2 miles away); Wm. H.H. Crosier (approx. 2 miles away); Site of The Great Fire (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. John's Beach (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skaneateles.
More about this marker. The Cook family home was once located on the land directly across the Creek but has since been torn down.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on January 23, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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