Massena in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Lawrence River and Massena
Historic New York
During the War of 1812 and the Canadian Patriot War of 1837-39, the region was the scene of military action and cross-border raids. In recent times international cooperation has brought about the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project, opened in 1959. Greatly altering the appearance of the area, these have also created new facilities for transportation and recreation.
Extensive pasture lands make the region ideal for dairy farming. Iron, zinc, talc and lead mines yield significant industrial products. The presence of water power later converted to electrical energy, has stimulated diverse industries. Among these were paper making and, after 1897, the manufacture of aluminum.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list.
Location. 44° 55′ N, 74° 59.411′ W. Marker is in Massena, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 37 half a mile west of Whalen Road. Marker is at a rest area along a parallel access road situated for eastbound traffic on NY Route 37. Marker is between Whalen Road and Willard Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Massena NY 13662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area (approx. 1.3 miles away); Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario (approx. 4 miles away in Canada); Battle of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 6.9 kilometers away in Canada); Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 (approx. 7 kilometers away in Canada); Loyalist American Regiments / Loyalists of the Indian Nations / Sir John Johnson (approx. 7 kilometers away in Canada); Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 7 kilometers George H. Challies (approx. 7.4 kilometers away in Canada); In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 7.7 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. Massena, NY - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project - New York Power Authority. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Alexander Macomb (merchant) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.