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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2015
1836 Willard Mansion & Marker
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 1836 Willard Mansion
1836 Willard Mansion A family home based on the cornstarch fortune of Dr. Sylvester Willard, philanthropist and Secretary of the Auburn Theological Seminary — Map (db m88041) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 500 Feet → Fort Hill
500 Feet → Fort Hill Prehistoric Indian fort. Traditional birthplace of Chief Logan. Now a cemetery. — Map (db m88174) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Alexis De Tocqueville
Alexis De Tocqueville. The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of Democrary in America visited this area during his 1831-1832 tour of America. — Map (db m88405) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Auburn Prison
Auburn Prison Erection commenced 1816 First prisoners 1817 assisted in construction First electrocution in the world 1890 — Map (db m87987) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Auburn Prison
Auburn Prison Convicts made sewing silk 1841 - 1846 Here was principal cash market in U. S. for cocoons and raw silk — Map (db m87991) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Case Research Lab
Case Research Lab Birthplace of talking movies in 1924. Theodore Case developed sound film and partnered with Fox Studios to create Movietone News. — Map (db m88038) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Cayuga County
[front] 1941 1947, Cayuga County. This tablet is erected by Cayuga County to the memory of those who gave their lives for their country in World War II. [right side] 1950 1953, Cayuga County. This tablet is erected by Cayuga County to the memory . . . — Map (db m88351) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Cayuga County Court House
Cayuga County Court House Frame building erected on rear of this lot 1809. Present building erected 1836. reconstructed 1922-24. — Map (db m88354) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Cold Spring Cemetery
Cold Spring Cemetery First Irish Catholic cem. Resting place of immigrants from famine in Ireland 1845-1850. Many Civil War Vets buried here — Map (db m87940) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Columbian Rope Plant
Columbian Rope Plant Founded by Col. E.D. Metcalf. New factory begun in 1903. 1 million sq. feet of floor area. "The Cordage City" — Map (db m88099) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — David Munson Osborne / Thomas Mott Osbourne
David Munson Osborne Born 1822 - Died 1886 Lived here - House demolished 1936. Founded D.M. Osbourne Company manufacturer of harvesting machines. Mayor of Auburn, 1879-1881 Thomas Mott Osbourne Born 1859 - Died 1926 Lived here - House . . . — Map (db m88470) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — David Munson Osborne Memorial City Hall
David Munson Osborne Memorial City Hall Opened 1930- Henry Shepley, architect. Donated by Helen Osborne Storrow and Emily Osborne Harris in memory of their father, D.M. Osborne. — Map (db m88391) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Dedicated to the Memory of William H. Seward
Dedicated to the Memory of William H. Seward who as a young Auburn lawyer practiced law in Cayuga County Court House. He rose to become governor of New York, United States Senator, Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson. He was Lincoln's . . . — Map (db m88355) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — During the War of 1812
During the War of 1812 barracks were established in this locality. Troops passing to and from Niagara camped here. — Map (db m88155) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — E.D. Clapp
E.D. Clapp 1874-1880, nationally known producer of carriage, drop and metal forgings. Relocated in 1972. — Map (db m88097) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Enos T. Throop 1784-1874
Enos T. Throop 1784-1874 Auburn Postmaster 1809-1815 State Congressman 1815-1817 Circuit Judge 1823-1828 Governor of New York 1829-1832 — Map (db m88176) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Ford
Across Wasco Outlet on great Iroquois Trail used by Col. Peter Gansevoort who encamped here Sept. 21, 1779. — Map (db m99185) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Fort Hill
Fort Hill of moundbuilder origin. Later Cayuga council seat and village Fort Wasco traditional birth place of Chief Logan — Map (db m88170) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memoriam
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, as members of the 299th Combat Engineer's assault boat teams, the following men from Auburn, N.Y. and adjacent areas, gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy in the liberation of Europe. •Nicholas V. DeAngelis •Leo A. . . . — Map (db m88329) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memory of Harriet Tubman
In memory of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave in Maryland about 1821. Died in Auburn, N.Y. March 10th, 1913. Called the "Moses" of her people during the Civil War. With rare courage, she led over three hundred negroes up from slavery to freedom and . . . — Map (db m88356) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memory of the Famous 299th
In Memory of the Famous 299th Combat Engineers D Day WWII Normandy Invasion. On June 6th 1944, the 299th Combat Engineers were among the first troops deployed on "D" Day. Their mission was to clear the beach defenses. With no cover and receiving . . . — Map (db m88362) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors
In memory of the soldiers and sailors in the War for Independence 1776 buried in Cayuga County New York — Map (db m88358) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — John Foster Dulles — Born 1888 - Died 1959
John Foster Dulles Born 1888 - Died 1959 Resided in this house. Secretary of State in cabinet of President Dwight D. Eisenhower — Map (db m88461) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Korean War
[front center] Koren War "The Forgotten War" 25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953 Dedicated to the men and women of Cayuga County for their contriutions and sacrifices in saving a nation fom communism and preserving peace, freedom and prosperity. Killed . . . — Map (db m88306) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Martha Coffin Wright
Martha Coffin Wright with sister Lucretia Mott, an organizer of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. Underground Railroad stop. Wright home raised 1880. Noble Mansion razed in 1975. — Map (db m88152) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Memorial to Cayuga County Soldiers and Sailors
Memorial to Cayuga County Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War, 1861 1865. Friends around me fell like drops of rain. Twas there many noble ones were slain. Their mangled corpes strewned the grass with none to care since life was passed. Each . . . — Map (db m88392) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — North Street Cemetery
North Street Cemetery Most of the settlers of Hardenbergh's Corners and early inhabitants of Auburn are buried here. Main cemetery until 1852 — Map (db m88476) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 10 — Pomeroy
Hon. Theodore Medad Pomeroy (1824-1905) was born in Cayuga to Rev. Medad Pomeroy and Lillian Maxwell. His father moved the family to Elridge where Theodore studied at Munro Academy under Lemuel S. Pomeroy. A graduate of Hamilton College, Theodore . . . — Map (db m88309) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — St. Alphonsus
St. Alphonsus Church was founded by German-speaking Catholics in 1853. The congregation worshipped in a church on Water Street until this ediface was erected in 1930. — Map (db m88366) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church Original church 1811 First to be erected in Auburn. Present stone ediface dedicated 1833. — Map (db m88177) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — The Medal of Honor — USN, USMC, USCG, US ARMY, USAF
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Government. It is bestowed by the President in the name of Congress and is conferred only upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves . . . — Map (db m88220) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — The Moral of War
[left] The Moral of War In War: Resolution In Defeat: Definace In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Goodwill Winston Spencer Churchill ———————— This memorial is dedicated as a perpetual reminder . . . — Map (db m88221) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Theodore Medad Pomeroy — 1824-1905
. . . — Map (db m88311) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Theodore Willard Case — Born 1888 - Died 1944
Theodore Willard Case Born 1888 - Died 1944 Built and resided in this house. Inventor of the sound-on-film technology and the optical soundtrack — Map (db m88424) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Wasco
Wasco "The Crossing Place" Site of a Cayuga village occupied by Indians before and after settlement of Hardenbergh Corners 1793 — Map (db m87985) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Willam Henry Carpenter — Born 1821 - Died 1885
Willam Henry Carpenter Born 1821 - Died 1885 Built and resided in this house. United States Consul to Foo Chow, China Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln Served 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m88427) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — William H. Seward — Born 1801 — Died 1872 — Resided in This House 1824-1872
William H. Seward Born 1801 — Died 1872 Resided in This House 1824-1872 New York Governor, United States Senator, Secretary of State in Cabinets of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The leading figure in the purchase of . . . — Map (db m88368) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — William H. Seward — 1801 - 1872
William H. Seward, 1801 - 1872 "How through these years in silence thou hast borne the cruel doubt, the slanders of debate, the assassin's knife, and keener blade of scorn, wielded by party in its narrow hate: How could'st thou pause each step to . . . — Map (db m88395) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Aurelius — 1789-1800 Old Genesee Road
1789-1800 Old Genesee Road from Hardenbergh Corners to Harris Ferry crossed here — Map (db m88137) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Aurelius — Half Acre * 1800
Half Acre * 1800 Originally "Hell's Half Acre" intersection of old Genesee Road West and Ridge Road South. 3 Inns and a stage stop graced the 4 corners — Map (db m88102) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Brutus — Conduit For Ideas — The Canalway Trail
The Erie Canal tied together western New York and became a conduit for ideas as well as for commerce. Seneca Falls was the site of the first Women's Sufferage convention, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott in 1848 to advocate . . . — Map (db m83670) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Brutus — The Boom Years — The Canalway Trail
The opening of the Erie Canal had a huge economic impact on the citizens of New York State. Producers could afford to ship products to previously inaccessible markets at a cost that dropped from $100.00 per ton (by wagon) to just a few dollars. . . . — Map (db m83674) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Brutus — The Erie Canal — The Centreport Aqueduct — Centreport Aqueduct Park
In 1807 Jesse Hawley, a prisoner in the Canandaigua jail, wrote a series of essays proposing a waterway from Lake Erie to the Atlantic Ocean. Following the War of 1812 the settling of western New York and Ohio resulted in an increased demand for . . . — Map (db m83708) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Brutus — The Erie Canal — Historic New York
Construction of the Erie Canal was hailed as the greatest engineering accomplishment to that time. Under the leadership of Governor De Witt Clinton, construction began July 4, 1817. With little technical knowledge, thousands of workers surveyed, . . . — Map (db m88628) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Brutus — William McCreedy
William McCreedy and family, burial site. Soldier in Revolution. Born 1755 - Died 1824. Early Methodist meeting held in nearby family home. — Map (db m88480) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Cato — Jakway's Corners
Jakway's Corners Village formerly so called from Dr. John Jakway settling 1809, associate of Ethan Allen. Platt Titus first settler 1805. — Map (db m83764) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Cato — Old Mill
Old Mill First grist mill in Ira. Built in 1818 by John Hooker, associate of Ethan Allen. Mill was old part of present building. — Map (db m83777) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Cato — Site Where Four Towns Meet
Site Where Four Towns Meet Cato-Ira-Victory-Conquest Created by legislative act on March 16, 1821 — Map (db m83778)
New York (Cayuga County), Fair Haven — George E. Ingersol
The George E. Ingersol Post #658 dedicates this plaque to George E. Ingersol, the first Fair Haven veteran to die in World War I. This Fair Haven Post was chartered in January of 1922, and named after him in recognition of his ultimate . . . — Map (db m79727) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Fair Haven — Honoring All Men and Women
Honoring all men and women from the village of Fair Haven and the town of Sterling who served in World War I and World War II ✰ ✰ ✰ Dedicated to the following who made the supreme sacrifice World War I Otto Berlin . . . — Map (db m79726) WM
New York (Cayuga County), Fair Haven — Little Sodus Bay (Fair Haven) — A Busy Lakeport — Maritime Heritage
A Commerce Center. Though camps, pleasure boats, and the sandy beaches of Fair Haven State Park dominate the bay and lake shore today, in 1910 Little Sodus Bay was the second busiest port on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Trains . . . — Map (db m79751) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Fair Haven — Site of Methodist Episcopal Church
Site Of Methodist Episcopal Church Erected 1882 Local red brick construction Sold and dismantled in 1934 — Map (db m79725) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Fleming — Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman Moses of her people Served Underground Railroad Frequented this site after the Civil War — Map (db m88408) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Ira — Burial Place
Burial Place of the pioneers of this section, including several revolutionary veterans 1809-1860 — Map (db m83811) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Meridian — Cato Four Corners
Cato Four Corners Geo. Loveless and Abel Pasko first settlers in 1804. Jesse Elwell and Abner Hollister settled in 1805. Called Meridian since 1849 — Map (db m83812) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Meridian — In Memory of Abner Hollister
For many years a Magistrate of this Town & County. The founder of this Village and this Church which he served with christian fidelity as ruling Elder from the time of its organization until his death. Born at Glastonbury Conn. Sept. 26, 1782, . . . — Map (db m83813) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Midlake — Old Mill
Partly built by Charles Kellog in 1823. Sold to Horace Rounds in 1851, to his son Eugene Rounds in 1865, to W.E. Rounds & A Ryan, 1919 — Map (db m90772) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Monrovia — Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore 1800 1874 13th President of the United States — Map (db m96142) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — A Landmark and Pride in Our Community — Byron Lapp Memorial Trail and Montezuma Heritage Park
A Landmark and Pride in Our Community. The Town on Montezuma purchased the lot and is restoring it for it [sic] significance to the town's history. Volunteers helped clear the site and in a community effort has [sic] taken the important first step . . . — Map (db m83561) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Early Aqueduct
Early Aqueduct This towpath leads to the Richmond Aqueduct built 1849 second largest aqueduct carrying Erie Canal waters over the Seneca River. — Map (db m83562) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Early Cemetery
Early Cemetery Old Montezuma Cemetery Revolutionary War veteran Richard Damewood buried here 1850. Served at seige of British at Yorktown. — Map (db m83546) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Mentz Church
Mentz Church First Methodist Episcopal Church Inc. 1825 with John Gilmore, Wm. Bell & James Weston, Trustees. Adjoining cemetery in use by 1813. — Map (db m83525) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Montezuma
Montezuma Named from the Aztec emperors. Town formed from Mentz in 1859. Village incorporated in 1866. — Map (db m83538) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Montezuma Heritage Park — Mural & Historic Markers Dedication — May 4, 2013
In 1828, the Cayuga-Seneca Canal opened in Montezuma allowing transportation of people and goods into the Finger Lakes and beyond by connecting with the Erie Canal at this site. The Exchange Hotel provided lodging for travelers and was the center of . . . — Map (db m83560) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Old Erie Canal
Old Erie Canal Completed from Utica to here 1819. The "Montezuma" built here was the first boat on the canal. Took passengers to Syracuse 1820. — Map (db m83542) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Opened in 1828 — Cayuga Seneca Canal
Opened in 1828 Cayuga Seneca Canal Extended navigation of the Erie Canal to Finger Lakes Site of crossover bridge and Exchange Hotel — Map (db m83547) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Moravia — Cady Tavern
In 1801 Zadoc Cady built a log tavern here. A few years later he built the present building. — Map (db m100591) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Moravia — Millard Fillmore
13th President of the United States, was born in a log cabin in the adjacent field January 7, 1800. — Map (db m97557) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Moravia — Oldest House in Moravia
The kitchen of this house is the original cabin built by Gershom Morse in 1794. — Map (db m100634) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Owasco — First Church
Here was built in 1798 First Church in Cayuga County Reformed Dutch Church of Owasco — Map (db m90715) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Owasco — One-Room School
Baptists Corners Owasco District No. One Built 1834 with local stone Served for 116 years Closed in 1950 — Map (db m117184) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — A Metaphor for Change — The Canalway Trail
Lock 52 in Port Byron was a busy place prior to 1917. In the vicinity of the lock, you would have seen a bustling waterfront, with dozens of boats locking up or down the canal. At Tanner's Dry Dock, just up the canal from the lock, canal boats were . . . — Map (db m83641) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Blacksmith Shop and Mule Shed — Port Byron / Old Erie Canal Heritage Park
The mules that pulled boats along the Erie Canal were cared for here, fed and shoed. — Map (db m103563) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Brigham Young
The Mormon prophet lived in the house 100 yards east of here in 1831. He was baptized a Mormon in 1831 at Mendon, N.Y. — Map (db m65342) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Glaciers, Drumlins, and High Level Lakes — Port Byron / Old Erie Canal Heritage Park
During the ice ages of the last 2 million years, glaciers sculpted the land surface forming, amongst other features, the many rounded and elongated hills called drumlins that are seen from the Thruway between Rochester and Syracuse. From this . . . — Map (db m103583) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Henry Wells
Henry Wells Founder of Wells Fargo Express Company was a shoemakr by trade and lived in this house from 1827 to about 1830 — Map (db m83564) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Port Byron
Named 1825, inc. 1837. Formerly called Bucksville from Aholiab Buck, settler in 1798. Also King's Settlement from P. King 1797 — Map (db m65340) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Port Byron's Lock 52
Lock 52 on the Erie Canal was once a busy place. Built in 1851 and lengthened on the berm side in 1887 to accommodate two boats hitched together in tandem, the lock created a popular stopping point for canal boatmen. The 11-foot lift at Lock 52 . . . — Map (db m103581) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Tanner's Dry Dock — The Canalway Trail
The O.B. & H.E. Tanner Dry Dock was established near Lock 52 in Port Byron in 1873, replacing the earlier Ames Dry Dock. In its heydey, Tanner built and repaired a variety of canal boats, employing a crew of 18, including a shipwright, carpenters, . . . — Map (db m83644) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Tanner's Dry Dock
About two hundred feet from here was once the location of the D. B. Tanner Dry Dock, built in 1863 on the former Clinton's Ditch alignment. Craftmen built and repaired canal cargo boats in the dry docks that carried grain, coal, lumber and the . . . — Map (db m103582) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — The Erie Canal in Port Byron — Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron — Today's Canal System in New York
The Erie Canal in Port Byron When the original Erie Canal or "Clinton's Ditch" was completed here in 1819, Port Byron was transformed from a frontier settlement to a thriving canal town. Indeed, the local citizens were so hopeful with the new . . . — Map (db m103580) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — The Erie House — Port Byron / Old Erie Canal Heritage Park
This 1894 saloon and hotel belonged to the Van Detto family, recently arrived Italian immigrants. Located a few hundred feet east of Lock 52, the Erie House was a popular destination for the canal community. — Map (db m103562) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Village of Port Byron
1. Park Hotel: Dates from the bustling railroad days in the mid-eighteen hundreds when it was known as "National Hotel". The Park Hotel was built by Samuel Lamkin in 1835. Its reputation and ownership has changed many times. 2. Masonic Block: . . . — Map (db m83600) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Sterling — Railway Signal Tower
The c.a. 1910 Railway Signal Tower was acquired in the early 1930's then used as a woodworking shop by William Williams. It was then located in Sterling Center and now generously given by grandson Roger Malcott. The Tower was originally located at . . . — Map (db m79779) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Sterling — School House Built 1825
. . . — Map (db m79777) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Sterling — Site of First Baptist Church of Sterling
Site of first Baptist church of Sterling erected in 1841, federated with United Presbyterian in 1931 Churches consolidated in 1962 Sold and dismantled in 1970 — Map (db m79782) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Sterling — Sterling Valley
Sterling Valley First settlement made here 1805 by Peter Dumas, a soldier with Lafayette. Earlier called Coopers Mills after John Cooper 1810 — Map (db m79783) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Sterling — Town of Sterling
Town of Sterling Named after a Revolutionary officer, Lord Wm. Alexander Sterling. Set off from Cato 1812. First grist and saw mill built here in 1813 — Map (db m79753) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Throop — Home of Gen. John S. Clark
Home of Gen. John S. Clark Born 1823. Died 1912. Civil engineer, historian, Civil War officer and first Supervisor of Throop. — Map (db m87936) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Throop — Throop Industry
Throop Industry Settlers used Owasco River power to run sawmills & gristmills as early as 1798. This site was one of the three dams built in Throop. — Map (db m87937) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Throop — Town of Throop
Town of Throop Formed in 1859 from portions of Aurelius, Mentz, and Sennett, named after Governor Enos T. Throop of Auburn — Map (db m87921) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Weedsport — Firehouse
Firehouse constructed 1884 of local brick to hold newly purchased 1878 Silsby steam powered pumper. Belfry bell is original. — Map (db m83763) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Weedsport — God's Acre
God's Acre First community cemetery in the town of Brutus 1801 - 1863. Most stones removed, 1916. Declared town park, 1974. — Map (db m87920) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Weedsport — Town of Brutus
Town of Brutus Formed from Aurelius 1802. First settlement in town made by Aaron Frost in 1795; he built the first grist mill. — Map (db m87902) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Weedsport — Weed's Basin
Cayuga County Weed's Basin named after Elihu and Edward Weed who constructed a basin on Old Erie Canal 1821. P.O. established 1822 Weedsport Inc. village 1831 Village of Weedsport — Map (db m83727) HM

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