Middle Granville in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
as an early business center
First slate quarry opened by
William R. Williams in 1853
attracting many Welsh settlers
By W.C.H.S., 2002
Erected 2002 by Washington County High School.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 43° 25.889′ N, 73° 16.855′ W. Marker is in Middle Granville, New York, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 24) 0.1 miles south of Depot Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of a small pioneer cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middle Granville NY 12849, 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. Revolutionary War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Village of Granville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bishops Corners (approx. 1.8 miles away); Friends Meeting House Granville Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2 miles away); Erected 1784 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Wells Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away in Vermont); Wells World War II Memorial (approx. 4 miles away in Vermont).
Also see . . . Granville History. The first settlement undoubtedly dates back to about 1770, and probably even earlier than that; at least twenty years before the first recorded town-meeting of 1787. Several lists of names that appear under the head of church history, etc., show quite a population in the midst of the Revolutionary war.
The discovery of slate near Middle Granville was about the year 1850. A gentleman having bargained for one of the farms upon which works now exist, and walking over the farm with the owner, and carelessly kicking over a stone or two, remarked, “There is slate here.” (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.