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Himrod in Yates County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Finger Lakes

Historic New York

 
 
Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, October 13, 2012
1. Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker
Inscription.  The Finger Lakes of central New York occupy deep north-south valleys amid gently rolling hills. From east to west these sparkling lakes are Skaneateles, Owasco, Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua. This region was the home of the Cayuga and Seneca Indians of the Six Nations whose lands were devastated by the Clinton-Sullivan Expedition of 1779. After the Revolution the area was opened for settlement. Jemima Wilkinson, the "Publick Universal Friend," in 1788 brought here followers who accepted her ideas of celibacy and communal living.

After 1830, with the linking of Caygua and Seneca Lakes with the Erie Canal, population grew and industry flourished. In 1908 Glenn H. Curtiss of Hammondsport pioneered in the flying of airplanes. Fertile lands and natural resources developed important products. Salt is manufactured from brine pumped from wells on the shore of Seneca Lake. Good soil and gentle winds have combined to make the Finger Lakes outstanding for growing grapes from which are produced champagne and other fine wines.
 
Erected 1961 by State Education Department.
 
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 42° 37.15′ N, 76° 56.612′ W. Marker is in Himrod, New York, in Yates County. Marker is on New York State Route 14, 0.2 miles north of Randall Road. Marker is at a parking/rest area overlooking Seneca Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Himrod NY 14842, 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. Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 5.1 miles away); Silas Halsey (1743 - 1832) (approx. 6.1 miles away); Agricultural College (approx. 6.2 miles away); Crooked Lake Canal Stone (approx. 6.2 miles away); The John T. Andrews Gates (approx. 6.2 miles away); Keuka Outlet Trail (approx. 6.2 miles away); Birkett Mills' World Record Pancake Griddle (approx. 6.3 miles away); Owl’s Nest (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker in situ image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, October 13, 2012
2. Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker in situ
A bit of the view from the parking area.
Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker seen from the South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, October 13, 2012
3. Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker seen from the South
Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker seen from the North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, October 13, 2012
4. Historic New York - Finger Lakes Marker seen from the North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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