Near Roscoe in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“They Came to the Mountains by Rail”
This rail link opened up the interior of Sullivan County to millions in the New York Metropolitan area, eager to vacation amidst its natural beauty. Thus, tourism became a new and vital local industry, and remains so one century later.
The Route 17 Quickway here was built on the roadbed of the O & W.
Erected 1973 by Sullivan County Tourism.
Location. 41° 55.561′ N, 74° 51.853′ W. Marker is near Roscoe, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker is on the Route 17 Quickway at the Roscoe Rest Area, 2.8 miles east of Exit 94 (Old Route 17), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the comfort station. Marker is in this post office area: Roscoe NY 12776, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Catskill Mountains (here, next to this marker); Livingston Manor Covered Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Roscoe Station Site N.Y Ontario & Western Rwy. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stone School House (approx. 16.7 miles away); Old Stone Schoolhouse (approx. 16.7 miles away).
More about this marker. In the coming months Route 17 also known as the "Quickway" will be converted to Interstate 86.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Features • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 13, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. 2. submitted on October 2, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2016, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.