Historic New York
In 1786 William Cooper came from New Jersey, founded Cooperstown, and opened the land to settlers. Lumber and farm products were sent down river on rafts in periods of high water to markets as distant as Harrisburg and Baltimore. The Albany and Susquehanna Railroad, later a part of the Delaware and Hudson line, opened in 1869 and spurred economic development. Railroad shops were located in Oneonta and creameries and factories for milk products served the dairy farmer in the area. Traffic on improved highways has succeeded that on rails and river, stimulating resorts and centers of recreation.
Erected 1963 by Education Department State of New York Department of Public Works.
Location. 42° 29.818′ N, 74° 58.968′ W. Marker is in Milford, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on New York State Route 992G. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford NY 13807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colliersville Dam (approx. half a mile away); Oldest Church (approx. 14.2 miles away); Doubleday Field (approx. 14.3 miles away); Otsego Hall (approx. 14.3 miles away); Indian Grave (approx. 14.4 miles away); George Croghan (approx. 14.4 miles away); Site of the First National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction (approx. 14.4 miles away); Frisbee House (approx. 14˝ miles away).
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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