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Sharon Springs in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Sharon

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 14, 2011
1. Town of Sharon Marker
Inscription.
Originally named Dorlach
after Dorlach in German
Palatinate. Name changed
to Sharon after Sharon,
Conn. in 1797

 
Erected 1949 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 47.054′ N, 74° 37.583′ W. Marker is in Sharon Springs, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Route 10, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is roadside at the pull off beside Bowmaker Pond. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon Springs NY 13459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockville (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lehman Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp of Cedar Swamp (approx. 1.7 miles away); James Mereness (approx. 3.9 miles away); Flint Homesite (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lieutenant Wormuth Killed (approx. 6.3 miles away); Cherry Valley Museum (approx. 6.4 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharon Springs.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rockville, Sharon, and Sharon Springs
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Sharon. (Submitted on May 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Town of Sharon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 14, 2011
2. Town of Sharon Marker

2. Brief History of Sharon Springs Spas.
Sharon Springs began its interesting history as mineral water spa destination in 1825. Several large hotels and boarding houses were built between 1836 and 1860, and by1841, the village and its waters had become world famous. The great turnpikes of the 1800s drew visitors from Albany, New York and other Hudson river towns. The turnpikes, Erie Canal system and eventually the Delaware and Hudson railroad drew more visitors and sparked commerce for farmers, shopkeepers and all sorts of accompanying businesses and enterprises. (Submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Additional keywords. Sharon Springs
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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