Hannacroix in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
Timber and water power made lumbering the principal occupation. Great stands of hemlock supplied bark for tanning leather. Furniture makers and hoop shavers once labored here. Bluestone quarrymen and glass blowers also used the resources of the area. Catskill vistas attracted many artists and inspired such writers as Washington Irving and John Burroughs. The mountains have long been famous as a resort area. In 1885, the State established the Forest Preserve to safeguard forever the natural resources.
Water from mountain streams stored in great reservoirs – Ashokan, Cannonsville, Neversink, Pepacton and Rondout – is conveyed by aqueducts and tunnels to supply New York City.
Erected 1968 by Education
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 25.694′ N, 73° 48.332′ W. Marker is in Hannacroix, New York, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from New York Thruway (U.S. 87), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the New Baltimore Rest Area on the New York Thruway. Marker is in this post office area: Hannacroix NY 12087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powell Patent (approx. 2.4 miles away); Henry Hudson (approx. 2½ miles away); Henry Van Schaack (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sharptown (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gravesite (approx. 5½ miles away); Old Columbia Academy (approx. 5.8 miles away); Benedict Arnold House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Gen. John Burgoyne (approx. 5.8 miles away).
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