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Cazenovia in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crazy Luce

 

— Legends & Lore —

 
Crazy Luce Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mollie, December 28, 2019
1. Crazy Luce Marker
Inscription.  
Lucy Dutton, Lived ca. 1795 near Cazenovia Lake. Jilted by man who wed her sister. Went mad and wandered Madison County for 30 years.
 
Erected 2015 by New York Folklore Society and William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Waterways & VesselsWomen. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series list.
 
Location. 42° 55.47′ N, 75° 52.242′ W. Marker is in Cazenovia, New York, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 20 and New York State Route 92, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 20. Marker is located in a parking area along the shore of Cazenovia Lake. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1485 US Route 20, Cazenovia NY 13035, 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. Cazenovia (within shouting distance of this marker); Parade Grounds (approx. 0.9 miles away); C&C Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away); Atwell's Corners
Crazy Luce Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mollie, December 28, 2019
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Temperance House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Drovers Tavern, 1820 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Early Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Site of Green's House (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cazenovia.
 
Also see . . .  Have You Ever Heard of Crazy Luce?. Big Frog 104 website entry (Submitted on December 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. folklore; mental illness
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2019, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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