Himrod in Yates County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Finger Lakes
Historic New York
After 1830, with the linking of Caygua and Seneca Lakes with the Erie Canal, population grew and industry flourished. In 1908 Glenn H. Curtiss of Hammondsport pioneered in the flying of airplanes. Fertile lands and natural resources developed important products. Salt is manufactured from brine pumped from wells on the shore of Seneca Lake. Good soil and gentle winds have combined to make the Finger Lakes outstanding for growing grapes from which are produced champagne and other fine wines.
Erected 1961 by State Education Department.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 37.15′ N, 76° 56.612′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at a parking/rest area overlooking Seneca Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Himrod NY 14842, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 5.1 miles away); Agricultural College (approx. 6.2 miles away); Birkett Mills' World Record Pancake Griddle (approx. 6.3 miles away); 101 Main Street (approx. 6.3 miles away); 103 Main Street (approx. 6.3 miles away); 115 Main Street (approx. 6.3 miles away); 131 Main Street (approx. 6.3 miles away); 130 Main Street (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Categories. • Agriculture • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 358 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.