“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Alexandria Bay in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Chippewa Bay Area

Historic New York

Historic New York The Chippewa Bay Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nancy Mueller, July 2011
1. Historic New York The Chippewa Bay Area Marker
Inscription. This area was settled early in the 1800's by immigrants from Scotland. They were encouraged to come here by agents of George Parish, a large landholder in the North Country. These conscientious farmers and tradesmen came up the St. Lawrence River from Montreal with true pioneer determination. The hardships of the frontier were especially severe since much of the land had to be redeemed with the axe.

As the trials of the first years passed, fields of grain replaced the forest and gave way to prosperous farms. Gradually, the original log cabins were replaced by stone houses, many of which survive to this day. Superb workmanship, firmness of principle and industriousness were part of this Scottish tradition that is now part of our heritage.
Erected 1969 by New York State Education Department & Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 44° 28.697′ N, 75° 46.234′ W. Marker is near Alexandria Bay, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is on New York State Route 12. Touch for map. It is located at a rest area on Route 12 just north of Alexandria Bay where there is a lovely view looking out at the Thousand Islands. Marker is in this post office area: Hammond NY 13646, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crossover Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oak Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Thousand Islands (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 3˝ miles away in Canada); The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. 6 kilometers away in Canada); Bay Road Cemetery (approx. 6.6 kilometers away); First Church (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); William McNeil (approx. 6.8 kilometers away).
Additional keywords. Thousand Islands
Categories. Settlements & Settlers

Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2012, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 26, 2012, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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