Near Newcomb in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Became President of the United States Near this Point
while driving hastily from Tahawus Club
to North Creek at 2:15 A.M. Sept 14 1901
became President of the United States
as William McKinley expired in Buffalo
David Hunter • Upper Works to Lower Works
Orrin Kellogg • Lower Works to Aiden Lair
Michael Cronin • Aiden Lair to North Creek
and presented to the Town of Newcomb
by H. V. Radford
Erected 1908 by H.V. Radford.
Location. 43° 56.36′ N, 74° 2.868′ W. Marker is near Newcomb, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on New York State Route 28N 1.2 miles south of Tahawus Road (County Route 25), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in a pull-out on the east side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcomb NY 12852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Also see . . .
1. Teddy Roosevelt’s Unexpected Path to the White House. On September 6, 1901, a deranged anarchist named Leon Czolgosz shot McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Tahawus: A Ghost Town In The Adirondacks. Although it is abandoned, Tahawus holds an important place in U.S. History. The most well-preserved building in the village - McNaughton Cottage - is where Theodore Roosevelt was staying in 1901 when he received word of President McKinley's assassination and deteriorating condition. He made his famous midnight ride from Tahawus to Buffalo to take over for McKinley. (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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