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Stony Creek in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

John P. Bowman

1816 - 1891

John P. Bowman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, May 16, 2020
1. John P. Bowman Marker
Bowman came to Stony Creek in January 1852, a new and sparsely settled area. He purchased an uncompleted tannery, a sawmill, three houses and 6,000 acres of forest. With hard work and determination he soon had a capacity of forty thousand sides of leather per year.

The sole leather from the Stony Creek Tannery came to have a reputation and none better was to be had in market.

Additions to the Tannery were bark sheds, storage buildings, and a carpenter and repair shop. Mr. Bowman built a grand residence complete with a stable of fine horses, carriage house and a prestigious office.

He also built a boarding house for twenty-five men and houses for sixteen of his tannery workers and families.

The success of Mr. Bowman is what many people believe made this place.
Erected 1999 by Town of Stony Creek.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1852.
Location. 43° 25.435′ N, 73° 55.753′ W. Marker is in
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Stony Creek, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Hadley Road (County Route 12) and Warrensburg Road (County Route 3), on the right when traveling north on Hadley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Creek NY 12878, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named John P. Bowman (here, next to this marker); Stony Creek War Memorials (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warren County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stony Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); (Hadley Mountain) Fire Tower (approx. 3.7 miles away); James Cameron (approx. 4˝ miles away); Town of Thurman War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Thurman (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Creek.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 16, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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