Historic New York
After the Revolution came land speculators, like Robert Harpur who in 1795 founded Harpursville, with a grant of 30,000 acres, and brought in settlers from the Mohawk Valley and New England. Lumber and agricultural products were rafted down the Susquehanna to market. In 1869 the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad, which became part of the Delaware and Hudson line, was completed, and industry developed along it's
Erected by Education Department-State of New York 1965-Department of Public Works.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
Location. 42° 14.527′ N, 75° 29.634′ W. Marker is in Afton, New York, in Chenango County. Marker is on New York State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Afton NY 13730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River (approx. 1.9 miles away); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mormon House Site (approx. 2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bainbridge, New York (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bainbridge New York Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles Cunahunta (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bainbridge New York 20th Century Wars Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Afton.
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