Brushton in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Famous in the 1800's.
Excursion trains to these
mineral springs brought
many seeking their
therapeutic value. ¼ Mi. N.
Erected by Order of the Eastern Star, Chalybeate Chapter.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Science & Medicine.
Location. 44° 49.881′ N, 74° 30.546′ W. Marker is in Brushton, New York, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (U.S. 11) and Spring Grove Road, on the right when traveling east on Washington Street. Marker is at the east end of the US 11 bridge over the Little Salmon River. US 11 is marked north-south, but is predominantly compass east-west across Franklin County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brushton NY 12916, 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. Site of First Starch Factory (approx. ¾ mile away); T38 Jet Trainer (approx. 1.3 miles away); Union Church (approx. Site of Home, Luther Bradish (approx. 3.1 miles away); World War II (approx. 5.4 miles away); In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes (approx. 5.4 miles away); Floyd F. Malette (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bangor's First Settler (approx. 6 miles away).
Regarding Chalybeate Springs. The excursion trains were on the Rutland Railroad. The rails through Brushton are gone.
Also see . . . Chalybeate - Wikipedia. Chalybeate mineral spring waters contain salts of iron. (Submitted on November 24, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.