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Worcester in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Worcester

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, January 5, 2020
1. Worcester Marker
Inscription.  
The Town of Worcester (pronounced wUS-ter) is at the divide between the Hudson and Susquehanna watersheds. It was a Mohawk, Indian hunting ground when the Servos family, Palatine Germans, began settlement, perhaos by 1740. There were skirmishes along the Charlotte River between American rebels and bands of soldiers, Tories and Iroquois under Chief Joseph Brant, 1774-1780. Major settlement of the Schohanna Valley, where this marker’s located, was made by Silas Crippen and other Revolutionary veterans from New England and the Hudson Valley, 1787-1788. John Champion settled East Worcester in 1788. The hamlet of Worcester grew up with the arrival of the Albany & Susquehanna Railroad during the Civil War. The township, incorporated in 1797 is named after Worcester County, Massahusetts, previous home of many settlers.

The area, formerly known for the production of hops, lumber and potatoes, has also been a prosperous dairy region. The population is about 2,000. Prominent area residents have included Abram and Eliza Garfield, parents of the nation's twentieth president; Timothy Murphy, frontier scout and hero of the Battle of Saratoga;
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By Steve Stoessel, January 5, 2020
2. Worcester Marker
Civil War generals Delevan Bates, Napoleon McLaughlen and Abner Doubleday; Seth Flint, General Grant's bugler and witness to Lee's surrender at Appomattox; Lewis Waterman of Decatur, inventor of the fountain pen; Andrew S. Draper, the state's first Education Commissioner; Sherburn M. Becker, the “Boy Mayor” of Milwaukee; and Jim Konstanty, famous World Series pitcher with the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies "Whiz Kids."

* A project of the Worcester Historical Society, Inc. in memory of Catherine O. Clark

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Erected by Worcester Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 35.358′ N, 74° 45.622′ W. Marker is in Worcester, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 7) 0.6 miles west of Decatur Street (County Route 39), on the right when traveling west. The marker is located just before the town line in John Stockdale Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester NY 12197, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garfield Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Town of Maryland Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Corporal James Tanner (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Toll Gate (approx.
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By Steve Stoessel
3. Worcester Marker
9.2 miles away); 2 Richmondville Seminaries (approx. 10.4 miles away); Geo. Dox Tavern (approx. 10˝ miles away); Mill Stones (approx. 10.6 miles away); Town of Jefferson War Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Worcester, NY. (Submitted on January 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Worcester, New York (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Looking towards the town from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
4. Looking towards the town from the marker
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By Steve Stoessel, January 5, 2020
5. Worcester Marker Site
John Stockdale
Memorial Park
1991
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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