Syracuse in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
Situated on the edge of the fruitful lake plain beside Onondaga Lake, Syracuse is near the geographical center of New York State. Serving a wide area, her industries which began with the salt works have been many and varied: chinaware, alloy steel, automobiles and automotive gears, air-conditioning and typewriters, chemicals and electronics -- these reflected the industrial growth of America. The first New York State Fair was held in 1841 in Syracuse where it has been an annual event since 1890. Education Department State of New York 1963 N.Y. S. Thruway Authority
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal, and the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 5.474′ N, 76° 6.072′ W. Marker is in Syracuse, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on Interstate 90 one mile west of New York State Route 233, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at DeWitt Rest Area on the New York State Thruway. This one is visible from the Thruway proper, but there is no chance it could be read unless you get off the Thruway. Marker is in this post office area: Syracuse NY 13206, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesuit Mission (approx. 4.8 miles away); John Leach (approx. 5.9 miles away); Grover Cleveland (approx. 6.4 miles away); Childhood Home (approx. 6.4 miles away); Cigarville Station (approx. 7½ miles away); Nedrow c. 1798 (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pine Plains (approx. 8.4 miles away); Paddock Mill (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.