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Palmyra in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Palmyra Area

Historic New York

 
 
Palmyra Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
1. Palmyra Area Marker
Inscription. Here before the white man came, lived the Cayuga and Seneca Indians. Their displacement after the Revolution, when many went to Canada, opened the land to settlers. Massachusetts which claimed a large portion of western New York sold its holdings to land speculators, Phelps and Gorham. Settlement was later actively promoted by Charles Williamson, agent for the Pulteney Associates. The rapid growth of villages followed completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. Incidents in this area raised social and religious issues of national importance. In 1826 the disappearance of William Morgan produced the Anti-Masonic movement. The vision of Joseph Smith on the Hill of Cumorah, near Palmyra, resulted in the Book of Mormon and the founding of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. The home of the Fox Sisters, near Hydeville, is regarded as the "birthplace of spiritualism." Small industries grew up along the Erie Canal and the New York Central Railroad, but the region remained rural. It is known for fruit orchards and horticultural nurseries, especially the growing of roses.
 
Erected 1961 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 3.933′ N, 77° 10.829′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection
Palmyra Area Marker as seen facing West image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
2. Palmyra Area Marker as seen facing West
of Palmyra-Newark Road (New York State Route 31) and Galloway Road, on the right when traveling west on Palmyra-Newark Road. Touch for map. It is at an intersection, but it's set a little back from the road on the far side of New York's ugliest official parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Palmyra in History (approx. 2.5 miles away); Grandin Print Shop (approx. 2.5 miles away); Palmyra War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Admiral William T. Sampson Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); World War I Mortar (approx. 2.6 miles away); First School House (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Church (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Palmyra Area Marker as seen facing East image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 1, 2012
3. Palmyra Area Marker as seen facing East
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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