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

Nichols Pond Park

 
 
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By Mollie, January 11, 2020
1. Nichols Pond Park Marker
Inscription.  
Nichols Pond Park, a Madison County park, consists of 45 acres of land. The park is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk, and provides opportunities for hiking, bird watching and other forms of outdoor recreation.
The pond located at the park is a forested wetland and is approximately 15 acres in size. The wetland provides habitat for a number of birds and mammals, as well as several different species of plants. The pond serves as the head waters for Clockville Creek, which supplies water to the waterfalls at Oxbow Falls in the Town of Lincoln.
Nichols Pond Park is the site of an early Oneida Indian village. Artifacts dating back to the 1400's have been discovered at the site. There is also substantial evidence that Nichols Pond was the site of a decisive battle where Samuel de Champlain aided by 10 Frenchmen and 300 Hurons attacked the stockaded Oneida Indian village October 10-16, 1615.

 
Location. 43° 0.172′ N, 75° 44.527′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is on Nichols Pond Road 0.4 miles north
Nichols Pond Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mollie, January 11, 2020
2. Nichols Pond Park Marker
of W Mile Strip Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located at the entrance to Nichols Pond County Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5797 Nichols Pond Road, Canastota NY 13032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Champlain Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Oneida Stone of 1615 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oneida Indian Village Wall (about 500 feet away); Grain Pits (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1822-1911 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lenox Anti-Slavery Society (approx. 4.7 miles away); Quality Hill Green (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
Also see . . .  Nichols Pond County Park Website. (Submitted on January 11, 2020, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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