Near Newcomb in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Became President of the United States Near this Point
while driving hastily from Tahawus Club
to North Creek at 2:15 A.M. Sept 14 1901
became President of the United States
as William McKinley expired in Buffalo
David Hunter • Upper Works to Lower Works
Orrin Kellogg • Lower Works to Aiden Lair
Michael Cronin • Aiden Lair to North Creek
and presented to the Town of Newcomb
by H. V. Radford
Erected 1908 by H.V. Radford.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series lists.
Location. 43° 56.36′ N, 74° 2.868′ W. Marker is near Newcomb, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on New York State Route 28N 1.2 miles south of Tahawus Road (County Route 25), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcomb NY 12852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Roosevelt-Marcy Memorial Highway (approx. 1.2 miles away); Newcomb Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 3.1 miles away); Camp Santanoni (approx. 3.1 miles away); Newcomb Campus (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rist Mountain (approx. 3.1 miles away); “New” McIntyre Furnace (approx. 9.7 miles away); Making Bricks (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcomb.
Also see . . .
1. Teddy Roosevelt’s Unexpected Path to the White House. On September 6, 1901, a deranged anarchist named Leon Czolgosz shot McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley died eight days later, and Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th president. (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Tahawus: A Ghost Town In The Adirondacks. Although it is abandoned, Tahawus holds an important place in U.S. History. The most well-preserved building in the village - McNaughton Cottage - is where Theodore Roosevelt was staying in 1901 when he received word of President McKinley's assassination and deteriorating condition. He made his famous midnight ride from Tahawus to Buffalo to take over for McKinley. (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.