Massena in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Empire State
Historic New York
One of the thirteen original states, New York adopted its Constitution in 1777. George Washington referred to the State as "the seat of the Empire," and New York City became the first capital of the United States. The State has had a pivotal position in national politics with numerous New Yorkers serving in the Presidency and other high offices. An exceptional variety of natural resources and a population augmented by immigration make New York a leader in agriculture, industry, finance, and the arts. Unsurpassed transportation routes also spurred New York's development and the growth of the nation. New Yorkers continue to add significant chapters to the history of the Empire State fulfilling its motto of Excelsior - "ever upward."
Erected 1966 by New York State Education and Public Works
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 44° 57.813′ N, 74° 46.602′ W. Marker is in Massena, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is on New York State Route 37 half a mile east of Haverstock Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at a westbound rest area on NY Route 37 between the International Bridge Approach road and Haverstock Road. Eastbound traffic on NY 37 must proceed to a break in the divider and reverse direction to reach the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Massena NY 13662, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eisenhower Lock (approx. 3.8 miles away); Akwesasne (AH kwey ZAH sney) (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cornwall Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away in Canada); The Founding of Cornwall (approx. 6.9 kilometers away in Canada); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 7 kilometers away in Canada); War of 1812 (approx. 7.2 kilometers away in Canada); Cornwall Grammar School (approx. 7.6 kilometers away in Canada); Right Reverend John Strachan (approx. 7.6 kilometers away in Canada).
More about this marker. There are no facilities at the rest area.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.