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Otsego County New York Historical Markers

 
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New York (Otsego County), Brighton — Brighton
Site of 2d match factory in U.S., Eaton and Stanton owners 1845-50, 1st post office in town 1807, Ivory Holland, 1st post master. — Map (db m142402) HM
New York (Otsego County), Burlington — Jedediah Peck
Jedediah Peck 1747 - 1821 Farm and Grave Father of the Common School System of the State of New York — Map (db m148791) HM
New York (Otsego County), Burlington Flats — Burlington Flats Honor Roll — Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf
North Face Honor Roll Vietnam War Fredrick Ackerman • James Bolton • Donald Harrington • Randolph Holdredge • David McLean • William R. Cursh • George H. Twist • Charles R. Twist • Richard Salamacha • Alton Shillieto • Philip Smith • . . . — Map (db m149078) WM
New York (Otsego County), Burlington Flats — Burlington Flats Honor Roll — World War I — World War II
East Face Honor Roll World War One Burdick, Verne • Bennett, Hill • Bennett, Jay • Dutton, Vaughn • Greene, Harry • Griffith, Glen • Griffith, William • Richards, Earl • Sitts, Edward • Stickles, Emory • Shepherd, . . . — Map (db m149107) WM
New York (Otsego County), Burlington Flats — Michael L. Mayne
U.S. Army Corporal Michael L. Mayne 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team 5th Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment 25th Infantry Division Fort Wainwright, Alaska KIA 23 Feb. 09 Balad, Iraq Operation Iraqi Freedom Lest We Forget This . . . — Map (db m149074) WM
New York (Otsego County), Burlington Flats — 575 — William Hulbert
An owner of Chicago baseball team and a founder of the National League was born in Burlington Flats on October 23, 1832 — Map (db m148822) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Cherry Valley Massacre
Cherry Valley Sacred to the Memory Of Those who Died by Massacre In the Destruction of this Village At the Hands of the Indians & Tories Under Brant & Butler, Nov. 11. AD. 1778 — Map (db m42579) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Cherry Valley Museum — Cherry Valley Massacre —
The Cherry Valley Massacre of 1778 was led by British Captain Walter Butler and Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant on this strategically important frontier settlement. — Map (db m33655) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Cherry Valley Museum — Built 1815-1832
Built by Joseph Phelon as a private residence for his daughter and her husband. They in turn added onto the home so weary travelers could spend the night. The building was given to the Cherry Valley Historical Association in 1959 by Mrs. . . . — Map (db m144234) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Cherry Valley Museum — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
Before the American Revolution, Cherry Valley was one of the largest and most prosperous of New York's western frontier settlements. In July 1778 they built a new fort and brought in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment to protect local residents . . . — Map (db m144267) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Civil War Monument — Dedicated 1870
Established in memory of the 42 victims from Cherry Valley and all who served. This marble monument was erected and dedicated in 1870. Once located in the intersection, it was moved in the early 1950's. — Map (db m93183) HM WM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Colonel Alden Felled
On this spot Col. Alden was felled by the tomahawk on the day of the massacre Nov. 11. 1778 — Map (db m42462) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — First Presbyterian Church — Founded 1741
. . . — Map (db m144233) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Lieutenant Wormuth Killed
From behind this rock Joseph Brant shot and killed Lieut Wormuth May 1778 Erected by Cherry Valley Chapter D.A.R. 1914 — Map (db m42492) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cherry Valley — Limestone Mansion — Built circa 1870
"Roselawn", formerly known as the Belcher Mansion, was the original site of the Hotel Eagle which burned in 1866. The land was then purchased by Susan Belcher and a house erected out of limestone from the Campbell Quarry, as limestone would . . . — Map (db m144237) HM
New York (Otsego County), Colliersville — Colliersville Dam
Built 1907. Cost $200,000. Flooded 600 acres; Supplied hydroelectric power for the Otsego & Mohawk Trolley Line and nearby villages. — Map (db m98149) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — "Natty Bumpo"
Leatherstocking rescued Chingachgook from flames Chingach dying in his care "Pioneer" — Map (db m98223) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Blacksmith Shop
. . . — Map (db m44783) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Cardiff Giant
The Great American Hoax Dug Up In Cardiff, N Y October 16, 1869 Now At The Farmers' Museum — Map (db m76150) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Clinton's Dam
Dam opened August 9, 1779 2000 Men and 200 batteaux went down the Susquehanna — Map (db m43309) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Council Rock
Council Rock Famous meeting place of the Indians — Map (db m43316) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Doubleday Field — "Birthplace of Baseball"
Doubleday Field "Birthplace of Baseball" Reconstructed by Works Progress Administration and Village of Cooperstown 1938 - 1939 — Map (db m43672) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — General Clinton's Dam
. . . — Map (db m43308) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — George Croghan
Indian Agent - Land Speculator Lived in Pioneer Log House Located Here 1769-1770. General James Clinton's Headquarters Here 1779. — Map (db m43351) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Indian Grave
Indian remains excavated in this field were reburied in 1874 at the base of this mysterious mound.The tablet, with poem by the Rev. W.W. Lord was placed over the remains by Mrs. Alfred Corning Clark in 1899. "The wide land which now is . . . — Map (db m98406) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Oldest Church
Oldest Church in Cooperstown First Presbyterian Organized June 16, 1800 Building erected 1805 Land gift of Judge Cooper — Map (db m98404) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Otsego Hall — The Home of James Fenimore Cooper
On This Site Stood Otsego Hall, Bvilt By William Cooper, The Fovnder Of Cooperstown, in 1798. The Home Of James Fenimore Cooper Where He Lived From 1834 To The Day Of His Death September 14th, 1851. Destroyed by Fire in . . . — Map (db m121197) HM
New York (Otsego County), Cooperstown — Site of the First National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction — June 12, 1939 —
Site of the First National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction, June 12, 1939 * * * * * Attended by Grover Alexander, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, . . . — Map (db m68721) HM
New York (Otsego County), East Springfield — Camp and Fort
‹—« At Hyde Bay, Otsego Lake 2½ miles south, occupied by 4th Massachusetts Regiment 1799 — Map (db m42495) HM
New York (Otsego County), East Springfield — First Church
in Springfield, and first Baptist Church west of Hudson Valley 1787, used by all denominations and for town-meetings — Map (db m42690) HM
New York (Otsego County), East Springfield — General James Clinton
This monument is erected to the memory of Gen'l James Clinton Born 1736 died 1812 & marks a point on the line of march of his troops from Mohawk River to Otsego Lake in Jvne 1779 General James Clinton Chapter DAR . . . — Map (db m42494) HM
New York (Otsego County), East Springfield — Hyde Hall — 1817-1835 — National Historic Landmark • New York State Historic Site —
Hyde Hall, constructed in four visibly distinct stages between 1817-1835, offers visitors a stunning experience of architectural and social grandeur in the early American republic. Built and decorated in the style of an English neoclassical country . . . — Map (db m43317) HM
New York (Otsego County), East Springfield — Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
Built by Andrew Alden, Lorenzo Bates and Cyrenus Clark in 1825, the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge is not only the oldest existing covered bridge in New York State, but in the United States. Restored in 1967 by the State of New York and placed on the . . . — Map (db m43340) HM
New York (Otsego County), East Springfield — Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
The Hyde Hall Covered Bridge was built in 1825 as part of the 1817-1835 construction of George Clark's country estate, Hyde Hall. Built by Cyrenus Clark, Andrew Alden, and Lorenzo Bates, this 53-foot-long, single span structure incorporates the Burr . . . — Map (db m123261) HM
New York (Otsego County), Edmeston — Town of Edmeston WWII Roll of Honor
Ackerman, Roger · ★Aylesworth, Carl · Barrell, Clare · Bemnnington, Willard · Bice, Leverne · Blanchard, Robert · ★Burleson, Robert · Caulder, Catherine · Chase, G. Benjamin · Chase, Lee B. · Chase, Paul · Chase, William · Chase. . . . — Map (db m149059) WM
New York (Otsego County), Hartwick — Baptist Church
Baptist Church First church in Town of Hartwick Organized August 1795 with 12 charter members. This building built 1854 — Map (db m148812) HM
New York (Otsego County), Hartwick — 206 — Hartwick Historic District
Hartwick Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m148968) HM
New York (Otsego County), Hartwick — Hartwick War Memorial
“In honor and memory of those who answered the call to the colors of our country” Dedicated Memorial Day 1949 Site donated by Grace Brownell BeachMap (db m149128) WM
New York (Otsego County), Hartwick — Marcus Wells — 1815 - 1895
Home of Marcus Wells 1815 - 1895 wrote the famous hymn “Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide” — Map (db m148881) HM
New York (Otsego County), Hartwick — The White House
Built in 1790 - 1792 as Butterfield's Tavern by Captain James Butterfield, Revolutionary War soldier. National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m148805) HM
New York (Otsego County), Laurens — Civilian Conservation Corps
Civilian Conservation Corps. Camp SP-11 • Company 212 1933-1941 Gilbert Lake State Park • Laurens, N.Y. Dedicated this 4th day of August 1985 to the memory of those young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who lived and worked at . . . — Map (db m149019) HM
New York (Otsego County), Laurens — John Sleeper’s Log House
A few yards south of this stone stood John Sleeper's log-house - built in 1774 - pillaged by Seneca Indians Nov 12-14, 1778. 200 yards N.N.E. from here stood his grist-mill of 1775-78. Joseph Brant, the Mohawk Chieftain, was often here on . . . — Map (db m148884) HM
New York (Otsego County), Laurens — Laurens, NY War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m149061) WM
New York (Otsego County), Milford — Upper Susquehanna — Historic New York
Rivers and streams flowing southward make this area a part of the great Susquehanna River Valley. Early fur traders from the Mohawk Valley dealt with Indians as far away as Oquaga(Now Windsor). Large colonial land grants were obtained by George . . . — Map (db m98343) HM
New York (Otsego County), Morris — Morris Village Historic District
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m144269) HM
New York (Otsego County), Morris — William Yates
Baronet, humanitarian, noted doctor, from Sapperton, Eng. Introduced vaccination in America in Philadelphia in 1799. Died, Morris, Mar. 1857 — Map (db m144271) HM
New York (Otsego County), Richfield Springs — French War - 1757
Here English Troops Guided by Indians sought sulphur deposit site Great Sulphur Spring opened to public 1820 — Map (db m42748) HM
New York (Otsego County), Richfield Springs — Ganowauges — Great White Sulphur Spring
Indian Tribes Healing Water Caused Resort Era 1800-1940 Origin of Village and Official Seal — Map (db m42751) HM
New York (Otsego County), Richfield Springs — Richfield Hotel
Oldest tavern in Richfield; built by Nathan Dow in 1816, who was with Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga. First summer guests, 1821, when board was $1.25 per week. — Map (db m42786) HM
New York (Otsego County), Schenevus — Town of Maryland Civil War Memorial
In Memory Of The Soldiers Of The Town Of Maryland 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m144429) WM
New York (Otsego County), Unadilla — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779

An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending . . . — Map (db m92999) HM

New York (Otsego County), Unadilla — The Lost Peace — Historic New York
This area was once the gathering place for Tories and Indians bent on the destruction of American frontier settlements. In 1777, General Nicholas Herkimer met with Chief Joseph Brant and discussed a peace which might have ended the bloody raids on . . . — Map (db m91513) HM
New York (Otsego County), Warren — John Tunnicliff Jr
B. 1751, Derby, England, came to America 1772; Revolutionary Soldier; Settled here 1793; Died 1814; Buried one Mile South, Tunnicliff Cemetery. — Map (db m42746) HM
New York (Otsego County), West Burlington — West Burlington NY Honor Roll
Alton W. Backus • Herbert R. Backus • Raymond F. Backus • Charles S. Colburn • John L. Heinrich • Ralph G. Heinrich • Roy E. Heinrich • Lowell A. Holdredge • Robert E. Mantor • David H. Mayne • Lee F. Maxson • Charles S. Schwenk . . . — Map (db m149058) WM
New York (Otsego County), Worcester — Garfield Farm
Site of home of Solomon Garfield and son Thomas. Abram Garfield, father of President James A. Garfield lived here prior to 1827. — Map (db m144221) HM
New York (Otsego County), Worcester — Worcester
The Town of Worcester (pronounced wUS-ter) is at the divide between the Hudson and Susquehanna watersheds. It was a Mohawk, Indian hunting ground when the Servos family, Palatine Germans, began settlement, perhaos by 1740. There were skirmishes . . . — Map (db m144285) HM

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