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

Thurlow Weed

 
 
Thurlow Weed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2019
1. Thurlow Weed Marker
Inscription.  
Born Acra, NY 1797
Founder five political
newspapers in NYS 1818-1830
NYS Assemblyman 1825, 1830
Influential in NYS Whig Party

 
Erected 2014 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 42° 18.63′ N, 74° 3.227′ W. Marker is in Acra, New York, in Greene County. Marker is on Sunside Road (Old Route 23) (County Route 20) west of Hearts Content Road (County Route 31), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located beside the highway, on the north side of the Acra Manor Resort parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 487 Old Route 23, Acra NY 12405, 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. Cairo Fairgrounds (approx. 2.2 miles away); 1808 Sayre Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); World War (approx. 2.7 miles away); County Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away); Town of Cairo (approx. 3˝ miles away); Mowers House
Thurlow Weed Marker (<i>looking east along Sunside Road • Acra Manor Resort to right of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2019
2. Thurlow Weed Marker (looking east along Sunside Road • Acra Manor Resort to right of marker)
(approx. 3.6 miles away); John E. Lawe (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bell Factory (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Thurlow Weed • American journalist and politician. Weed allied himself with William H. Seward, a leading New York Whig, and was influential in Seward’s election as governor of the state (1838). When the Whig Party disintegrated, Weed joined the new Republican Party. He eventually became a staunch supporter of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1861 Seward, then Lincoln’s secretary of state, sent Weed as a special agent to England, where he was a propagandist for the United States. (Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Thurlow Weed image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Thurlow Weed
Engraving by F.T. Stuart after Chester Harding 1843 From Life of Thurlow Weed, including his autobiography and a memoir by Thurlow Weed Barnes, 1884.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 177 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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