Acra in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
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 4 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); Depot (approx. 2.9 miles away); Round Top (approx. 3.2 miles away); Massacre 1790 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Town of Cairo (approx. 3˝ 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.)
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 214 times since then and 17 times this year. 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.