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Big Flats in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Mapes

 
 
William Mapes Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2020
1. William Mapes Monument Inscription
Inscription.  
5 years a
Drum Major
in the
Continental Army,
was present at the
surrender of
Cornwallis,
and received an
Honorable Discharge
written by the hand of
Washington.
Died
April 1, 1856
In the 103rd year
of his age
.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1836.
 
Location. 42° 8.096′ N, 76° 56.109′ W. Marker is in Big Flats, New York, in Chemung County. Memorial is on Main Street east of Miller Street, on the left when traveling east. The monument is in the original section of Miller Cemetery, adjacent to the First Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Main Street, Big Flats NY 14814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Runonvea (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rhodes Farm (approx.
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1.8 miles away); World War II Glider Training at Harris Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Harris Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Settler (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Denison Park (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Flats.
 
William Mapes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Harold Mapes, 1984
2. William Mapes Marker
Photo of William Mapes grave inscription taken by Harold C. Mapes Jr. in 1984
William Mapes Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2020
3. William Mapes Monument
William Mapes Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2020
4. William Mapes Monument
Other pioneer grave markers are lined up on each side of the Mapes monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 25, 2023, by Harold Mapes of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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