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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cattaraugus County, New York

Clickable Map of Cattaraugus County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cattaraugus County, NY (75) Allegany County, NY (56) Chautauqua County, NY (248) Erie County, NY (602) Wyoming County, NY (81) McKean County, PA (41) Warren County, PA (33)  CattaraugusCounty(75) Cattaraugus County (75)  AlleganyCounty(56) Allegany County (56)  ChautauquaCounty(248) Chautauqua County (248)  ErieCounty(602) Erie County (602)  WyomingCounty(81) Wyoming County (81)  McKeanCountyPennsylvania(41) McKean County (41)  WarrenCounty(33) Warren County (33)
Little Valley is the county seat for Cattaraugus County
Adjacent to Cattaraugus County, New York
      Allegany County (56)  
      Chautauqua County (248)  
      Erie County (602)  
      Wyoming County (81)  
      McKean County, Pennsylvania (41)  
      Warren County, Pennsylvania (33)  
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1New York, Cattaraugus County, Allegany — Allegany Veterans Memorial
Allegany Veterans Memorial Casualties of WWI Michael O Connell Feb 15 1918 • Joseph Collins 27 Oct 3 1918 • Claude Slocum Oct 19 1918 • Pvt. Charles J Harbel 27 Nov 9 1918 • Sgt Maurice C Briody 24 1918 Casualties of WWII . . . Map (db m60168) WM
2New York, Cattaraugus County, Allegany — 520 — Oscar F. Wilber
Civil War private buried here. Died in 1863 from wounds rec'd at Chancellorsville. Subject of Walt Whitman's 1864 essay "A New York Soldier".Map (db m132668) HM
3New York, Cattaraugus County, Delevan — Honor Roll
Honor Roll ⋆Roy W. Pixley, killed in action [column 1] Arnold, Arthur; Andrews, Millard; Beach, Thomas; Bigelow, Elmer; Card, Vernon; ↓Chrisafulli, Angelo; ↓Crandall, Millard J.; Crosby, Roy Herbert; Cedrick, Clark Clemons; . . . Map (db m133101) WM
4New York, Cattaraugus County, Delevan — In Honor of All Veterans
In honor of all veterans past, present and future Map (db m133091) WM
5New York, Cattaraugus County, East Otto — East Otto Union School
1920 East Otto Union School Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the last remaining three room school houses in the USA. Noted as an outstanding example of civic architecture. Originally grades one through ten were . . . Map (db m132991) HM
6New York, Cattaraugus County, East Otto — East Otto Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of East Otto and vicinity who served our country in time of war Map (db m132997) WM
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7New York, Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville — Ellicottville Town Hall
Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. was entered on the National Register of Historic Places April 4, 1973Map (db m60150) HM
8New York, Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville — First Frame House
In Ellicottville, 1817 Early Courts of County and meetings of Board of Supervisors held hereMap (db m60149) HM
9New York, Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville — First Settler
10/6/1815, Grove Hurlburt bought lot 57, 150 acres for $525.00, built a log house, the first dwelling in Ellicottville, New YorkMap (db m175141) HM
10New York, Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville — Hinman Valley Wetland Complex
The Hinman Valley Wetland Complex consists of 100+ acres of open water, deep marsh, shallow marsh, wet meadow, and forested wetland habitats. The site originally contained over 60 acres of regulated wetland. In 2008, the New York State Department of . . . Map (db m104945) HM
11New York, Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville — In Memory of Those From Ellicottville
In Memory of Those from Ellicottville who served in World War I and World War II and especially the following who paid the supreme sacrifice Egbert L. Barnhard • William N. Burton • Douglass D. Dineen • Alton G. Eastman • Irvin T. Ebert • . . . Map (db m60153) HM
12New York, Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville — Jefferson Street Cemetery
Jefferson Street Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m89102) HM
13New York, Cattaraugus County, Franklinville — Cadiz
The first settlers arrived here in 1806 and this area was called Conrad's Mills. Later the name was changed to Cadiz. Dairy farming was the main occupation in this tiny hamlet within the Township of Franklinville. The famous Ontario Knife Company . . . Map (db m86625) HM
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14New York, Cattaraugus County, Franklinville — Cadiz Cemetery
Cadiz Cemetery Earliest burial Abigail Curtis in 1837. Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War veterans buried here.Map (db m86623) HM
15New York, Cattaraugus County, Franklinville — Franklinville Veterans Memorial — In Honor of Those Who Served
[left plaque] In memory of those who died in the service of their country. WWI Harry Alger, Gilbert Brown, George Button, George Carson, Claude Domes, Vernal Farrington, William Gavin, Clifford Guthrie, Harmon Hall, Henry Howard, Leighton . . . Map (db m86612) WM
16New York, Cattaraugus County, Franklinville — 106 — Ischua Creek — Legends & Lore
Believed to be route on Underground RR. Freedom seekers rafted here, then hidden by stationmasters. Conducted north by Alfred Rice.Map (db m182080) HM
17New York, Cattaraugus County, Franklinville — Peter T. Tenbroeck — Farmer, Public Benefactor and Founder of Tenebroeck Free Academy
Born in Somerset County, New Jersey in 1793, and moved to Farmersville, New York in 1816, with his home near this cemetery. Peter T. Tenbroeck and his immediate family are buried in this plot. Peter T. Tenbroeck was a successful farmer, was a . . . Map (db m86627) HM
18New York, Cattaraugus County, Freedom — Salem Welsh Church
Salem Welsh Church built 1855 has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m86649) HM
19New York, Cattaraugus County, Freedom — Welsh Settlement
Welsh Settlement circa 1840, immigrants from Wales settled in Freedom and nearby towns and contributed to the economic, religious, and social life of the area. Map (db m86648) HM
20New York, Cattaraugus County, Great Valley — In Honor and Memory
In honor and memory of the men and women of this township who answered the call of their country Map (db m89103) WM
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21New York, Cattaraugus County, Great Valley — 255 — Plank Road House
Built ca 1856 at junction of Ellicottville-Great Valley Plank Road & road to Franklinville. Served as hotel, livery & post officeMap (db m95789) HM
22New York, Cattaraugus County, Hinsdale — Seneca Oil Spring
1627 first petroleum discovered in America 1 mi. north 1000 yds east.Map (db m65537) HM
23New York, Cattaraugus County, Knapp Creek — The Settlement of Knapp Creek
The Settlement of Knapp Creek, formerly known as Knapps Creek, was a genuine boomtown in the early days of the Bradford Oil Field, beginning about 1877. It was on a narrow gauge railroad and later an electric street car line. The town boasted a . . . Map (db m60154) HM
24New York, Cattaraugus County, Leon — Honor Roll
[left panel] Honor Roll World War I Richard Cooper, Harlow Millman, Rolland Ackler, Clifford Waite, Frank Colleton, Mark J. Hall, Gleason Sheldon, E.W. Cooper (Gold Star), Robert Dow, Alva Baker, Elton Cooper, John Little, Joseph Hare, Milan . . . Map (db m133039) WM
25New York, Cattaraugus County, Leon — Leon Grange
Leon Grange has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m133013) HM
26New York, Cattaraugus County, Leon — Leon United Methodist Church
Leon United Methodist Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m133018) HM
27New York, Cattaraugus County, Little Valley — 639 — Case Brothers
Cutlery Co. factory and office est. here ca. 1898. "Tested XX” trademark stamped on knives. Fire destroyed factory 1912.Map (db m171503) HM
28New York, Cattaraugus County, Little Valley — 752 — Fairgrounds
Cattaraugus County Fair first held here ca. 1854. Promoted agriculture & household mfg. NY Gov. Theodore Roosevelt spoke here August 31, 1899.Map (db m171446) HM
29New York, Cattaraugus County, Little Valley — This Historic Bell
"In commemoration we rededicate this historic bell which was transferred from the Court House in Ellicottville, New York to the Courthouse in Little Valley New York in the year 1863. After surviving the fire of April 7, 1946, was placed here for . . . Map (db m133040) HM
30New York, Cattaraugus County, Little Valley — 496 — War Memorial
Bldg. dedicated Sept. 7, 1914 to honor the nearly 3,500 Cattaraugus County citizens who served in the Army and Navy during the Civil War.Map (db m132670) WM
31New York, Cattaraugus County, Lyndon — Early School
Early School The North Lyndon school was built ca. 1844 and remained in use until 1947. The school still retains many of its original features.Map (db m86611) HM
32New York, Cattaraugus County, Machias — In Honor of PFC Albert "Dick" R. Boehmer
In Honor of PFC Albert "Dick" R. Boehmer Killed in action June 6, 1944 WWII - Normandy - France US Army Map (db m133086) WM
33New York, Cattaraugus County, Machias — Revolutionary War Veterans
Dedicated to our Revolutionary War Veterans and The Early Residents buried in Gulf Cemetery Nelson Lingenfelter 1821 1842; Charles Lingenfelter 1822 1841; Darius C. Brace; Amanda Chatfield 1767 1829; Hannah Brown 1727 1809 ; Andrew . . . Map (db m133041) HM WM
34New York, Cattaraugus County, Machias — Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial In honor of the residents of the Town of Machias who served our nation in the armed forces Map (db m133088) WM
35New York, Cattaraugus County, Olean — 1804-2004
In recognition of Olean's 200th birthday, we dedicate this prehistoric Olean conglomerate rock. In 1804 Major Adam Hoops bought a large parcel of land at Olean Point and founded our city. We celebrate that occasion and honor all of our citizens and . . . Map (db m60155) HM
36New York, Cattaraugus County, Olean — 761 — Bartlett House
Built 1881. Home of Frank & Fannie Bartlett, civic leaders and philanthropists. Served Co. Health Dept 1930-1989. Became museum 1990.Map (db m182077) HM
37New York, Cattaraugus County, Olean — 634 — Frank W. Higgins — 1856-1907
From 1896-1906 served as NY Governor, Lt. Governor and State Senator. Buried here.Map (db m182075) HM
38New York, Cattaraugus County, Olean — Grand Army of the Republic — 1861-1865
Erected to the memory of the G.A.R. by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil WarMap (db m153723) WM
39New York, Cattaraugus County, Olean — Historic Site - Home of Frank W. Higgins
Approximately 100 feet south of this spot stood the home of Frank W. Higgins. Elected State Senator in 1894 -- Lieut. Governor in 1902 -- Governor of the State of New York in 1905-06. A distinguished citizen and businessman who contributed greatly . . . Map (db m60167) HM
40New York, Cattaraugus County, Olean — Major Adam Hoops
In Memory of Major Adam Hoops A soldier of the Revolution and founder of Olean, N.Y. 1804 and to keep in remembrance the patriots of the War for Independence who are buried in Cattaraugus County, New YorkMap (db m60156) HM
41New York, Cattaraugus County, Olean — 363 — Women's Suffrage
Harriot Stanton Blatch, Pres. NYS Women's Political Union held suffrage liberty torch rally here July 1915 for women's right to voteMap (db m153623) HM
42New York, Cattaraugus County, Otto — Medora Ball Historical Museum
Medora Ball Historical Museum has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The First Congregational Church of Otto 1861 Map (db m133002) HM
43New York, Cattaraugus County, Otto — Otto Township Roll Of Honor
[left panel] Otto Township Roll of Honor Abbey, Anthony; Allen, Rollin; Aust, Walter; Barver, Raymond; Behmer, William; Bird, Dorothey; Bird, George; Borden, Eugine; Brege, Karl; Brege, Lawrence; Brege, William; Brown, Arthur; Brown, Glenn; . . . Map (db m133008) WM
44New York, Cattaraugus County, Otto — Prof. of Nature
Prof. of Nature Anna Botsford Comstock 1854 -1930. Professor at Cornell Author of handbook of nature study as well as an engraver and illustrator. Map (db m133000) HM
45New York, Cattaraugus County, Perrysburg — Town of Perrysburg — Founded 1814
First named Perry from 1814 to 1818 in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the Lake Erie Hero in War of 1812.“Don’t Give Up The Ship”Township called Perrysburg after 1818.Map (db m78973) HM
46New York, Cattaraugus County, Persia — Ahaz Allen
Ahaz Allen Pioneer settler in town of Persia in 1810. Built first saw and grist mill, bridge, frame house, Forty Rd. Gave land for cemetery in 1836. Map (db m104212) HM
47New York, Cattaraugus County, Portville — 613 — Peter Jones
1850-1933, believed to have escaped slavery, lived and worked for Hatch family on Mayville farm. Buried At Chestnut Hill Cemetery.Map (db m181939) HM
48New York, Cattaraugus County, Randolph — 1917 – 1918
This tablet is erected by the citizens of this town in honor of our fellow townsmen who answered their country's call in the World War and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrificeMap (db m171629) WM
49New York, Cattaraugus County, Randolph — 749 — Academy Hill
Randolph Academy & Ladies’ Seminary est. 1850. Renamed Chamberlin Inst. Destroyed by fire 1915. Randolph Central School built here 1932.Map (db m171506) HM
50New York, Cattaraugus County, Randolph — 773 — Dow Library
Est. 1909 by Albert G. Dow Jr. in memory of his father. Former library had large reading area & lecture hall. Gifted to village 1917.Map (db m171596) HM
51New York, Cattaraugus County, Randolph — 741 — Early Bank
State Bank of Randolph opened here July 1, 1874 with $65,000 capital stock invested by 14 shareholders. Operated over 100 years.Map (db m171598) HM
52New York, Cattaraugus County, Randolph — Original Randolph Free Library
In 1909 The Original Randolph Free Library was founded by Albert G. Dow, Jr. and later given by him to the Village of Randolph as a tribute to his father Albert Gallatin DowMap (db m173754) HM
53New York, Cattaraugus County, Randolph — 767 — Randolph
est. February 1, 1826 from Town Of Conewango. Jeremiah York elected supervisor at first town meeting held March 7, 1826.Map (db m171509) HM
54New York, Cattaraugus County, Randolph — 775 — Village Hall
Erected by village 1904-1905. Housed Rescue Hook & Ladder Company, Hose Company #1 and Village Board rooms. Served village 99 years.Map (db m171597) HM
55New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Allegany State Park's Camp Allegany
Allegany State Park's Camp Allegany This ca. 1930 photograph shows the original mess hall and double cabins at Group Camp 11. Camp Allegany is one of Allegany State Park's 12 group camps. Constructed in 1928, the camp was designated Group . . . Map (db m119514) HM
56New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Allegany State Park's Fancher Cabin
Albert T Fancher, former New York State senator and chairman of the Allegany State Park Commission, had this colonial-style lodge built in the summer of 1927. The interior includes a large, combination living and dining room with a massive stone . . . Map (db m77545) HM
57New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Allegany State Park's Oldest Cabin
During the early 1920s, campers at Allegany State Park stayed in large canvas tents acquired as World War I surplus. The original tents were improved by adding wooden sides. These hybrids were known as "tent cabins." Early campers at a tent cabin . . . Map (db m136279) HM
58New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Civilian Conservation Corps
1933-1942 Allegany State Park - Salamanca, New York Camp SP-50 - Red House - Company 1250 Camp SP-51 - Red House - Company 249 Camp SP-19 - Red House - Company 2218 Dedicated this 7th day of October 1990 to the memory of those young men . . . Map (db m77525) HM
59New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Fire Observation Stations: / Fire Tower is Reborn — the First Line of Defense
[left panel] In the early 20th century, approximately one million acres in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves were destroyed by fire. In response, New York State passed legislation that created a forest patrol service and funded the . . . Map (db m89109) HM
60New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Outdoor Museum
A foundation is all that remains of a pavillion-style, outdoor museum, built by Company 249 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.). It was one of the first C.C.C. projects completed in Allegany State Park. Articles in the Salamanca . . . Map (db m77526) HM
61New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Site of First Wild Turkey Trap & Transfer Program — Allegany State Park
Site of first wild turkey trap & transfer program Allegany State Park Founding site for the N.Y.S. Conservation Dept. wild turkey trap & transfer program. Birds trapped at this site helped reintroduce the eastern wild turkey to the . . . Map (db m155753) HM
62New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Ski Jumping — at Allegany State Park
This is the site of Allegany State Park's 30-meter and 50-meter ski jumps. The two jumps and the park's ski slopes at Bova were Depression-era projects constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and New York State's Temporary Emergency Relief . . . Map (db m77524) HM
63New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Stoddard Hollow
On this site in 1859, the first log house was built on what is now known as Allegany State Park. It was built by Giles Stoddard Jr., and his wife Sarah Niles Card on 132 acres then known as Stoddard's Hollow. Giles Stoddard Jr. helped fell the . . . Map (db m98119) HM
64New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — The School in the Forest
Welcome to Science Lake, a favorite park attraction with an interesting history. Science Lake was built in 1926 as the new location for a science camp popularly called "The School in the Forest." Chauncey J. Hamlin, president of the Buffalo . . . Map (db m104901) HM
65New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — The Tornado / Forest Succession
The Tornado On August 28, 1990, at approximately 6:15 PM, an F1 tornado swept through the Quaker Run drainage of Allegany State Park. This tornado was one of four that occurred in Western New York on that date. The tornado first touched down on . . . Map (db m136333) HM
66New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Weather Station
DeForrest A. Mattison, a park forest supervisor and unpaid observer for the U.S. Weather Bureau, set up the park's first weather station in September 1924. First located in the Quaker area, the station was moved to this site in 1929. In subsequent . . . Map (db m77544) HM
67New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Welcome to Thunder Rocks
Welcome to Thunder Rocks The Legend of Thunder Rocks A local legend describes a competition among the guardian spirits of rocks to determine which spirit could throw the biggest rock to the top of the mountain. A nearby Iroquois tribe, after . . . Map (db m155618) HM
68New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — Dedicated to Those from the Salamanca Area
Dedicated to those from the Salamanca area who gave their lives in the Indo-China War Keith Franklin, Orrie Macomb Jr. Lloyd Darling, Arnold Robbins Victor Smith, Charles Harrison Jr. Gregg Smith Also to all other people from all nations . . . Map (db m98148) WM
69New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — From the Mountains of Afghanistan
From the mountains of Afghanistan and deserts of Iraq these men and women gave devotion and sacrifice. They are worthy of much greater recognition than words can say. Let us pay tribute to the heroism of those who served and those who gave . . . Map (db m98238) WM
70New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — In Memory of Our Dead Comrades
In Memory of Our Dead ComradesMap (db m89104) WM
71New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — Stone Tower
In April of 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps to serve two purposes. The first was to put young Americans to work and the second was to accomplish conservation projects nationwide. With a . . . Map (db m155418) HM
72New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — Sweet Water Spring
Sweet Water Spring Legend has it that the Sweet Water Spring gets its name from a Buffalo druggist who was in the area searching for gold with the property owner, N.L. Mr. Kysor. Evidently when the druggist tasted the water, he pronounced it . . . Map (db m60092) HM
73New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — These Gates Erected by Salamanca
These gates erected by Salamanca Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution are a tribute to the memory of those who served in World War I Dedicated May 30, 1931 Map (db m98150) WM
74New York, Cattaraugus County, Yorkshire — First Frame House
First Frame House in town of Yorkshire Built in 1820 by Isaac Williams Opened as a tavern 1822 Map (db m86650) HM
75New York, Cattaraugus County, Yorkshire — Upper Cattaraugus Valley — Historic New York
Erie Indians were the first inhabitants of this region. In 1654, they were driven out by the Senecas who occupied several sites along the banks of Cattaraugus Creek. The Cattaraugus, the principal stream of many that divide the Cattaraugus Hills, . . . Map (db m86681) HM
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