Kelly Corners in Delaware County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2009 by Historical Society of the Town of Middletown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 42° 11.452′ N, 74° 35.88′ W. Marker is in Kelly Corners, New York, in Delaware County. Marker is on New York State Route 30 0.6 miles north of E Hubbell Hill Road (County Road 36), on the right when traveling north. Marker is left of water vat on east side of highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46174 State Highway 30, Margaretville NY 12455, 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. 1899 Round Barn (approx. half a mile away); Middletown Settlement (approx. 3.7 miles away); Margaretville War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Margaretville Lodges Organized in Middletown (approx. 4 miles away); Welcome to Historic Margaretville! (approx. 4 miles away); A Village Transformed (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Buy-Out Program (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Regarding Hubbell Homestead. Milow Hubbell was raised on Hubbell Hill, directly across the valley from this sign. He was an 1812 war veteran at the age of 15. Shortly after he returned home from service his father died and he assumed responsibility for caring for his mother and younger siblings. In 1848 he purchased this farm.
Seven generations of the Hubbell family have since occupied this farm.
His son, John D. Hubbell, was a farmer, Old School Baptist minister, and entrepreneur.
His grandsons, Will and Burr, were farmers, inventors, and businessman, founding Hubbell Brothers, a retail business which sold cars, building materials, hardware, and many other items for over a century at this location.
Today a family business continues to be run from this location.
Buildings on this location date from the early 1800s up through the late 1900s.
Surrounding farm land reflects late 19th and early 20th century land use patterns.
Also see . . . History of the Hubbell family, containing a genealogical record. An 1881 history of the Hubbell family, written by Walter Hubbell (b. 1851). (Submitted on November 19, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2009, by Burr Hubbell of Pawling, New York. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 19, 2009, by Burr Hubbell of Pawling, New York. 2. submitted on November 20, 2009, by Burr Hubbell of Pawling, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.