Harriman in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Train Order Transmitted by Telegraph
Erected 1912 by Harriman Historical Society.
Location. 41° 18.563′ N, 74° 8.755′ W. Marker is in Harriman, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Grove Street 0.1 miles west of New York State Route 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harriman NY 10926, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First MIA Flag ( approx. 0.2 miles away); First Church ( approx. 1.8 miles away); American Heroes ( approx. 2.1 miles away); Tomas Estrada Palma ( approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Site ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Reynolds House ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Monroe Race Track ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Methodist Church ( approx. 2.3 miles away).
Regarding First Train Order Transmitted by Telegraph. Adjacent to the marker is a granite and bronze monument erected on May 12, 1912. As described in the internet link provided below, the original bronze plaque has been missing since 1996.
Also see . . .
1. A Monument to Charles Minot (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.)
2. New York Times article announcing the unveiling of the original monument. (Submitted on March 17, 2009.)
1. Former train station
The Tudor-style train station at this site was erected in 1911 on land donated by E.H. Harriman, a former director of the railroad. It was demolished in May 2006 after years of neglect.
— Submitted March 15, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.
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