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

Grain Pits

 
 
Grain Pits Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mollie, January 11, 2020
1. Grain Pits Marker
Inscription.  
These pits are remains
of community storage
cellars for corn, beans
and squash. Used by
the Iroquois Indians.

 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative Americans.
 
Location. 43° 0.301′ N, 75° 44.485′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is on Nichols Pond Road, half a mile north of W Mile Strip Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5832 Nichols Pond Rd, 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. Oneida Stone of 1615 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nichols Pond Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Champlain Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oneida Indian Village Wall (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1822-1911 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Children's Home (approx. 3.9 miles away);
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Amelia Earhart (approx. 4˝ miles away); Town Of Lenox WWII Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
Grain Pits Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mollie, January 11, 2020
2. Grain Pits Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 76 times this year. 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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