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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cortland County, New York

Clickable Map of Cortland 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> Cortland County, NY (68) Broome County, NY (95) Cayuga County, NY (198) Chenango County, NY (97) Madison County, NY (77) Onondaga County, NY (209) Tioga County, NY (51) Tompkins County, NY (56)  CortlandCounty(68) Cortland County (68)  BroomeCounty(95) Broome County (95)  CayugaCounty(198) Cayuga County (198)  ChenangoCounty(97) Chenango County (97)  MadisonCounty(77) Madison County (77)  OnondagaCounty(209) Onondaga County (209)  TiogaCounty(51) Tioga County (51)  TompkinsCounty(56) Tompkins County (56)
Cortland is the county seat for Cortland County
Adjacent to Cortland County, New York
      Broome County (95)  
      Cayuga County (198)  
      Chenango County (97)  
      Madison County (77)  
      Onondaga County (209)  
      Tioga County (51)  
      Tompkins County (56)  
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1New York, Cortland County, Cincinnatus — Bentley Family
aka Hawley burial ground Early burials in mid 1820s and final resting place of Revolutionary War soldiers Henry and Jacobus BushMap (db m146731) HM
2New York, Cortland County, Cincinnatus — 241 — Early Sawmill
On this site 1814-ca. 1898 home of Heil Tanner included gristmill and cider mill. Property in family until 1995Map (db m133160) HM
3New York, Cortland County, Cincinnatus — 584 — Reid Ice Cream
A creamery operated here 1898-1967 supplied by about 150 local farms. Acquired by Borden Company in 1928 and closed in 1967.Map (db m154479) HM
4New York, Cortland County, Cortland — American Revolutionary War Memorial
In memory of those patriots now buried in Cortland County who fought for the Independence of their Country in the War of The American Revolution Erected by the Tioughnioga Chapter of the Daughters of the American . . . Map (db m116798) WM
5New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Civil War Memorial
Centennial offering of Cortland County, to the memory of those who fought in defense of the Union. 1861. 1865.Map (db m126614) WM
6New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Cortland County Civil War Honored Dead
Civil War Cortland County Killed in Action [Roll of Honored Dead]Map (db m126619) WM
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7New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Cortland County Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam Memorial Dedicated to Cortland County Veterans R.I.P. SGT. R. William Byrnes - U.S.A. U.T.C.N. John Phillip Vandusen - U.S.N. SP/5 Ernest Melvin Plattner - U.S.A. Sgt. John A. Patriarco Jr. - U.S.A.F. SP/4 Bishop . . . Map (db m126623) WM
8New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Cortland County Women Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Women of Cortland County who served their country in war and peaceMap (db m126618) WM
9New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Cortland County Women's Veterans Memorial
[Honor Roll of Veterans] [Armed Services' Emblems]Map (db m126616) WM
10New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Cortland County World War I Honored Dead
Cortland County World War I Killed in Action [Roll of Honored Dead]Map (db m126621) WM
11New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Cortland County World War II Honored Dead
Cortland County World War II Killed in Action [Roll of Honored Dead]Map (db m126620) WM
12New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Headwaters of the Tioughnioga River
Site of a large Indian village. A favorite stopping place of early pioneers.Map (db m197306) HM
13New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Korean War • Honor Roll • Vietnam War
Cortland County servicemen who gave their lives for their country Korea Natalie Arena • Roger L. Brown • David Cashion Joseph Christmas • John Dalola, Jr. • John F. Favaloro Richard M. Fitzgerald • Ivan J. Greenwood • Abner C. Hall . . . Map (db m126553) HM
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14New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Korean War Honored Dead
This memorial has been erected by a grateful community to the memory of our Korean dead Roger L. Brown • Robert W. Hickman David J. Cashion • Donald Mayerle Joseph P. Christmas • Francis P. Odinek John Dalola, Jr. • Robert Phalen . . . Map (db m126622) WM
15New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Lt. James W. Wilson
In memory of U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. James W. Wilson who sacrificed his life for the citizens of Cortland Sept. 6, 1952 ———————————— POW/MIA Freedom . . . Map (db m126617) WM
16New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Port Watson
Port Watson Founded by Elkanah Watson About 1805. Mills, Brewery Rope Walk. Sent Arks, Rafts Cargoes to Penna. Absorbed By Cortland in 1867 Map (db m25425) HM
17New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Suffragist
Lydia Strowbridge 1830-1904 graduated from the Hygeio Therapeutic Medical College & specialized in diseases of women and children.Map (db m154512) HM
18New York, Cortland County, Cortland — World War II Memorial — In Memoriam
Cortland County servicemen who lost their lives during W.W. II [Roll of Honored Dead]Map (db m126559) HM
19New York, Cortland County, Cortland — World War Memorial
Lest We Forget Cortland County's Sons and Daughters Who Served In The World WarMap (db m126624) WM
20New York, Cortland County, Cuyler — Griswold Cabin
Erected prior to 1825Map (db m213704) HM
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21New York, Cortland County, Glen Haven — Glen Haven
School and Public Library shingle architecture Ehrick Rossiter architect 1901-1968 Glen Haven Historical SocietyMap (db m91043) HM
22New York, Cortland County, Glen Haven — Site of Glen Haven House
Site Of Glen Haven House which in 1845 was converted into Glen Haven Sanitarium destroyed to protect Syracuse Water supply State Education Department 1932Map (db m91039)
23New York, Cortland County, Homer — Barber Block
Site of Jedediah Barber's The Great Western Store Built: 1813 Burned: 1856 Rebuilt c. 1863 & became Keator Opera House in 1876Map (db m141517) HM
24New York, Cortland County, Homer — 244 — Birthplace Of Andrew Dickson White
November 7, 1832. Cofounder & first President of Cornell University 1866-1885.Map (db m133178) HM
25New York, Cortland County, Homer — 289 — Birthplace of Dr. James Henry Salisbury
Dr. James Henry Salisbury 1823. Pioneer in germ theory research. Invented salisbury steak to combat illness in Civil War soldiers.Map (db m128005) HM
26New York, Cortland County, Homer — Childhood Home
Amelia Jenks Bloomer. Writer, speaker & activist, temperance, abolition and women's rights. 1818-1894.Map (db m154507) HM
27New York, Cortland County, Homer — Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Soldiers & Sailors buried here who fought to save the Union 1861---1865Map (db m141471) WM
28New York, Cortland County, Homer — David Hannum — 1898 • David Harum • 1998 — Edward Noyes Westcott —
David Hannum (1822-1891), horse trader and investor in the hoax, "The Cardiff Giant," and on whose life the 1898 novel DAVID HARUM was based, lived in Homer. Portrayed as a horse trader, banker and humanitarian residing in "Homerville," DAVID . . . Map (db m141515) HM
29New York, Cortland County, Homer — 50 — David Harum — Legends & Lore —
Home of legendary folk character from 1898 novel & 1934 Will Rogers movie. Based on David Hannum who lived here 1867-1892.Map (db m154505) HM
30New York, Cortland County, Homer — Early Settler
Thomas Gould Alvord, Sr. built his cabin here in 1794 on land granted for services in the Revolutionary WarMap (db m159440) HM
31New York, Cortland County, Homer — Eli DeVoe
Born here in log cabin Member U.S. Secret Service Detected and frustrated a plot to kill LincolnMap (db m159442) HM
32New York, Cortland County, Homer — Glenwood Cemetery
Opened in 1867 Named and landscaped by Paris Barber 1814 - 1876 A public spirited citizen of HomerMap (db m141466) HM
33New York, Cortland County, Homer — 208 — Glenwood Cemetery
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m141463) HM
34New York, Cortland County, Homer — Homer Dist. 2 School
Built 1828; Lot cost $1, school $165. Replaced log school erected 1797 n. of Atwater CemeteryMap (db m159443) HM
35New York, Cortland County, Homer — Homer Village Green
Military tract deeded by Revolutionary soldiers to first religious society of Homer, 1805, for meeting house and burial ground This society organized 1799Map (db m141512) HM
36New York, Cortland County, Homer — 944 — John J. Arnold — 1847 - 1936
Former dry goods merchant established floral shop and greenhouse here 1892. Later operated with son Charles H. Arnold, 1879-1953.Map (db m207583) HM
37New York, Cortland County, Homer — Rev. Samuel and Roenna Clark Day
Rev. Samuel S. Day 1808-1871 Roenna Clark his wife 1809-1881 Founders of the American Baptist Telugu Mission India Mary M. Day their dau. 1839-1915 Missionary in India 32 y'rs. The Lone Star Mission and their example of faith . . . Map (db m141474) HM
38New York, Cortland County, Homer — William Osborn Stoddard
Assistant personal secretary to President Lincoln Born here September 24, 1835 Died in NJ August 29, 1925Map (db m154506) HM
39New York, Cortland County, Marathon — 1820 Peck Block
Burned rebuilt 1854 3 floor Seamans Bros owned 1890 to 1920 W F Allen Block burned 1938 built store station Frost 1985 Antiques 1990Map (db m131028) HM
40New York, Cortland County, Marathon — A.C. Baker & Son
Site of furniture store 1895 A Quality Shop 1965 Home furnishings jewelry silverware appliances began undertaking 1895Map (db m131023) HM
41New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Brink's Tavern
Founded in 1799 by Abraham Brink, second settler in vicinity. An area landmark and the forerunner of the present Three Bear Inn.Map (db m131026) HM
42New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Civil War Memorial
Dedicated May 30, 1893, to the memory of those who fought for the preservation of the Union. 1861 — 1865 Comrades G.A.R. - F.C. & L. - W.R.CMap (db m131032) WM
43New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Dr. Japheth Hunt — 1711 - 1808
Retired Army surgeon First Marathon settler arrived with family 1794 by canoes, up Tioughnioga [River]Map (db m131029) HM
44New York, Cortland County, Marathon — First Baptist Church Bell
Presented to the First Baptist Church of Marathon village, by Mrs. D. E. Whitmore, April 23-1901. ———————————— The Carillon of Bells is dedicated to the . . . Map (db m131022) HM
45New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Flag Pole
Made in Marathon, NY by Climax Company, erected by Sons of Veterans of the Civil War, 1914 Original pole was 110 feet with arrow weather vane. *Restored and Rededicated September 8, 2007* Those who unselfishly gave of their time, talent, . . . Map (db m131030) HM
46New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Hulbert's Block — 1886 - 1967
70' x 55' with 3 floors 1st Three pleasant stores 2nd George A. Hulbert res. 3rd An elegant opera houseMap (db m131024) HM
47New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Joseph Chaplin
First settler in Virgil built home on this site 1794-95 Military tract, Lot 50Map (db m207123) HM
48New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Peck Library
Library and 600 Seat Opera House Constructed May 1894 To May 1895. Willed to the People of Martathon by Mrs. Mercena Brink Peck A.D. 1891Map (db m28799) HM
49New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Vietnam War Memorial
. . . Map (db m131033) WM
50New York, Cortland County, Marathon — War Memorial
In honor of the men and women of this community who served their country during World War I☆World War II☆Korean War and In memory of those who gave their lives for God and Country 1917· ·World War I· ·1918 . . . Map (db m131048) WM
51New York, Cortland County, McGraw — Lamont Memorial Library
Lamont Memorial Library - Boyhood home of Daniel S. Lamont private secretary to President Cleveland, 1885-89 Secretary of War, 1893-97.Map (db m154501) HM
52New York, Cortland County, McGraw — McGraw World War II
In memory of the men of this community who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II Lecount Phillips • Howard Ayres • Malcolm Stevens • Ronald Russell • Donald Kelley • Floyd Douglas. • Francis Willis • Capt. James BonnerMap (db m155703) WM
53New York, Cortland County, McGraw — Old Baptist Cemetery — 1820-1864
1st cemetery in McGrawvilleMap (db m146611) HM
54New York, Cortland County, McGraw — Site of New York Central College — 1846-1860
Dedicated to equality and brotherhood founded by American Baptist Free Mission SocietyMap (db m203856) HM
55New York, Cortland County, Preble — Baltimore
Tannery and shoe shop, 1810 Post Office 1812-1832 Hotels 1814-24; 1830-56 School 1801 on East Hill Road Ό mile E. Brick Yard 1812. Store 1810Map (db m213882) HM
56New York, Cortland County, Preble — Methodist Episcopal Church
Organized 1814. Church erected 1824.Map (db m154518) HM
57New York, Cortland County, Preble — Old Log Church
Site of Old Log Church M. E. Church organized 1814, log church built same year on Gospel and School Acre and used until the new church was built in 1824.Map (db m154508) HM
58New York, Cortland County, Preble — Presbyterian Church
Organized as congregational 1804; reorganized Presbyterian 1810: moved to its present site 1859Map (db m154525) HM
59New York, Cortland County, Preble — William Van Denburg
William Van Denburg erected log cabin 1802. First frame house built 1806 and used as hotel.Map (db m154521) HM
60New York, Cortland County, Scott — 597 — John Gillett
1754-1810, sergeant in the Connecticut Line during the American Revolution is buried near here on the former Gillett Family FarmMap (db m202383) HM
61New York, Cortland County, Solon — Samuel G. Hathaway
Came to Cincinnatus 1805 Solon 1819. Built house 1844 legislator, congressman, Major Gen. NY militia. Dem. Pres. Elector 1852. Died here 1867Map (db m146612) HM
62New York, Cortland County, Solon — Second Baptist Church
Site of Second Baptist Church Solon now Taylor Leased in 1843 to trustees: Smith Bennett Allen Cass & Amasa HolmesMap (db m146733) HM
63New York, Cortland County, Taylor — Taylor Wesleyan Church
Originally First Methodist Episcopal Cincinnatus Solon Land deeded 1832 Built c. 1835Map (db m154471) HM
64New York, Cortland County, Taylor — Town Line Bridge
Town Line Bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m154476) HM
65New York, Cortland County, Truxton — John J. McGraw Memorial
In memory of John J. McGraw, born in Truxton April 7, 1873, died Feb. 25, 1934. A great American, one of baseball's immortals dynamic leader of the New York Giants for thirty yearsMap (db m70856) HM
66New York, Cortland County, Truxton — Site of Cabin
Job Whitmarsh from Vermont settled here in 1796. Property still in possession of family.Map (db m203340) HM
67New York, Cortland County, Truxton — Site of Potter Cabin
Nathaniel Potter settled here in 1742.Map (db m203342) HM
68New York, Cortland County, Virgil — Gee Hill
Settled in 1796 by John Gee Revolutionary War Soldier Third Settlement in town of VirgilMap (db m200780) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023