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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Delaware County, New York

Clickable Map of Delaware 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> Delaware County, NY (82) Broome County, NY (95) Chenango County, NY (97) Greene County, NY (118) Otsego County, NY (91) Schoharie County, NY (138) Sullivan County, NY (150) Ulster County, NY (263) Wayne County, PA (86)  DelawareCounty(82) Delaware County (82)  BroomeCounty(95) Broome County (95)  ChenangoCounty(97) Chenango County (97)  GreeneCounty(118) Greene County (118)  OtsegoCounty(91) Otsego County (91)  SchoharieCounty(138) Schoharie County (138)  SullivanCounty(150) Sullivan County (150)  UlsterCounty(263) Ulster County (263)  WayneCountyPennsylvania(86) Wayne County (86)
Delhi is the county seat for Delaware County
Adjacent to Delaware County, New York
      Broome County (95)  
      Chenango County (97)  
      Greene County (118)  
      Otsego County (91)  
      Schoharie County (138)  
      Sullivan County (150)  
      Ulster County (263)  
      Wayne County, Pennsylvania (86)  
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1New York, Delaware County, Andes — Dedicated to All Andes Veterans Who Served
WWII Korea Vietnam Lebanon-Grenada Panama Persion GulfMap (db m147377) WM
2New York, Delaware County, Andes — Lest We Forget — 1917-1918
Atkin, Earl • Ballantine, Herbert • Bartholomew, Carl • Bee, Frank • Bouton, Harold • Bruce, John D. Sergt. • Bruce, M. Linn Jr., 1st. Lt. • Brushman, Fred • Bush, Clarence • *Calhoun, James D. • Clement, Harry • Clement, John • Davis, William S. • . . . Map (db m147379) WM
3New York, Delaware County, Andes — Reflections on a Way of Life
THE DELAWARE AND NORTHERN RAILROAD served these communities from 1905 to 1942. A gas-driven car known as "the Red Heifer” delivered mail and transported passengers up and down the valley. Samuel R. Rosoff, known as Subway Sam for his work buiding . . . Map (db m180862) HM
4New York, Delaware County, Andes — The New York City Water Supply Sustem/ A Living Watershed — The Pepacton Reservoir
You are at the Pepacton Reservoir, the largest reservoir by volume in the New York City Water Supply System. It is located in Delaware County along the northern edge of the Catskill Park, five miles south of the Village of Margaretville and more . . . Map (db m180866) HM
5New York, Delaware County, Andes — The Pepacton Reservoir
"This was beautiful dairy land with crop land on the flats, pastures on the slopes which blended into steep forested mountainsides." Harry D. Archer The Damn Nuisance IN ADDITION TO SHAVERTOWN, other hamlets now under the reservoir - . . . Map (db m180783) HM
6New York, Delaware County, Bloomville — 1800 Church
Only Methodist Church building west of the Hudson River in continuous use for worship since that time.Map (db m137593) HM
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7New York, Delaware County, Bloomville — First Milk Pasteurization — 1893
Sheffield Farms Creamery First in U.S. to pasteurize milk commerciallyMap (db m136096) HM
8New York, Delaware County, Bovina — St James Church
Congregation est 1914. Chapel, rectory and parish house gifts of Angelica Gerry 1922. Cram and Ferguson, architects.Map (db m133275) HM
9New York, Delaware County, Bovina Center — 346 — Bovina Library
Built in 1893 as District Four School, operated until 1961. Became library in 1970. Library chartered by regents in 1917.Map (db m132719) HM
10New York, Delaware County, Bovina Center — Maynard School
Built 1849 Students Attended classes Here Until 1959. School District One Created in 1813. Map (db m132785) HM
11New York, Delaware County, Cannonsville — The Cannonsville Reservoir
The Delaware Valley has been inhabited for thousands of years. At Chestnut Point, and in fields along the West Branch of the Delaware River, more recent local residents have found arrow points, pottery shards, scrapers and other artifacts left . . . Map (db m137644) HM
12New York, Delaware County, Delhi — Charles Evans Hughes
Chief Justice of the U.S. first studied law (1881-1882) near this spot with Judge W.M. Gleason while teaching School at Delaware Academy Law Day • May 1, 1959Map (db m136222) HM
13New York, Delaware County, Delhi — Christian Church at Fitch's Bridge
Congregation formed 1822 promoting union with all Christians. Gideon Frisbee leased this land to erect a house of worship to trustees Newell Dodge, Putnam Farrington, Daniel Frisbee, John Hammond and Clark Sloat later razed. The present church, . . . Map (db m137501) HM
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14New York, Delaware County, Delhi — Delaware County Civil War Memorial — Soldiers' Monument
Erected by the people of Delaware County In grateful remembrance of those Who served their Country in the Civil War And who have defended The American Flag (List of Battles) Gettysburg Antietam Wilderness Cold Harbor . . . Map (db m137663) WM
15New York, Delaware County, Delhi — Fitches Crossing Covered Bridge
Built in 1870 by James Frazier & James Warren, it originally spanned the Delaware at Kingston Street in Delhi. Replaced by an iron bridge in 1885, it was moved by David Wright and a town crew to this site known as Fitches Crossing. . . . Map (db m137499) HM
16New York, Delaware County, Delhi — Fitch's Covered Bridge
Placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1999 Rehabilitated in 2001 by Delaware County Department of Public Works. Donated By Greater Delhi Area Chamber Of Commerce Map (db m101315) HM
17New York, Delaware County, Delhi — Frisbee House
This house built in 1804 by Gideon Frisbee, later judge, replaced the log inn where the first Delaware County courts convened 1797-1799.Map (db m93301) HM
18New York, Delaware County, Delhi — 332 — Samuel A. Law — 1771-1845
Founded the town of Meredith in 1800. Built mansion on this site ca. 1801. Burned in 1884.Map (db m132780) HM
19New York, Delaware County, Delhi — The 144th Regiment
N.Y. Vol. Inf. organized in Delaware County. Mustered into the Union Army Sept. 27, 1862 at Camp Delaware located on the flats below Delhi.Map (db m93300) HM
20New York, Delaware County, Delhi — The Anti-Rent Wars — Historic New York
The anti-rent agitations of the 1830's and 1840's originated in the landowning system of colonial New York. Grants of extensive estates in the 17th and 18th centuries gave to the Van Rensselaers, Livingstons and other owners considerable power over . . . Map (db m136218) HM
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21New York, Delaware County, Deposit — Village of Deposit — Incorporated 1811
One-time Indian meeting place Koo-Koose, Later called CookhouseMap (db m149555) HM
22New York, Delaware County, Downsville — Downsville Covered Bridge
Built in 1854 by Robert Murray To Span 174 of the East Branch at a Cost of $1,700. Restored in 1998 For $1,000,000 as a Tribute to the Skills of the Past.Map (db m154887) HM
23New York, Delaware County, Downsville — Downsville Covered Bridge
Built 1854. Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. May 20, 1999.Map (db m154888) HM
24New York, Delaware County, Downsville — Home of Fred Odwell
Downsville Native - Played As Outfielder For Cincinnati Reds 1904-1907. Led League With 9 Home Runs in 1905.Map (db m154117) HM
25New York, Delaware County, Fleischmanns — Anti-Rent War
Hole in nearby boulder held flag calling farmers to action in 1840s to protest unfair land rent system.Map (db m24805) HM
26New York, Delaware County, Fleischmanns — Fleischmanns NY — Originally Griffin Corners
Incorporated in 1913. Named to honor the Fleischmann family, long-time summer residents & benefactors Fleischmanns Museum of MemoriesMap (db m136224) HM
27New York, Delaware County, Fleischmanns — Skene Memorial Library — National Register of Historic Places
Skene Memorial Library Fleischmanns, New York has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior honoring its centennial 2001Map (db m147157) HM
28New York, Delaware County, Grand Gorge — Cabin of John More — (1745-1840) — Site of —
Native of Strathspey, Scotland. Revolutionary War soldier. Moresville's first settler-1786. Magistrate, postmaster, millwright, tavern & hotel owner. Village called Moresville until 1874 Map (db m132113) HM
29New York, Delaware County, Hamden — Hamden — 1880-1960
Hamden: The Early Years The Town of Hamden was organized in 1825 In its early years, butter was it's most valuable commodity particularly during the Civil War years. The size of a typical family farm was 80 to 100 acres and supported 8 to . . . Map (db m137618) HM
30New York, Delaware County, Hamden — Hamden Covered Bridge
Side A Hamden Covered Bridge Built in 1859 and placed on the state and national registers of historic places in 1999. Side B Built in 1859 by Robert Murray to span 128' of the west branch at a cost of $1,000. Restored in 2000 . . . Map (db m93306) HM
31New York, Delaware County, Hamden — Hamden Covered Bridge
For nearly one hundred fifty years, the Hamden Covered Bridge has stood as a testament tot the ingenuity and resilience of both Delaware Country structures and the engineers who built them. The story of the Hamden Covered Bridge’s original . . . Map (db m137657) HM
32New York, Delaware County, Hamden — O & W Railroad
The New York & Oswego Midland Railroad was incorporated in 1866. The route chosen stretched from Oswego on Lake Ontario to Jersey City, NJ. When the panic of 1873 hit, the Midland entered bankruptcy. In 1880, a new group of investors bought . . . Map (db m137623) HM
33New York, Delaware County, Hamden — Town of Hamden
First settlement 1779 by David Harrower and wife, their sons, David and Dugal. These pioneers are buried near here.Map (db m137492) HM
34New York, Delaware County, Hancock — Hall-Whiting Memorial — ...Let Freedom Ring
This memorial is dedicated to two young men, who willingly gave their lives to protect our freedom Lieutenant Cameron N. Hall U.S. Navy 4-29-77 · 8-15-07 Staff Sergeant Justin R. Whiting U.S. Army . . . Map (db m122147) WM
35New York, Delaware County, Hancock — Reflections on Five Hamlets
The Largest Community in the valley was Cannonsville, a center of commerce and civic life. Presbyterian Baptist and Methodist Churches served both spiritual and temporal needs. The Cannonsville Community House hosted dances, lectures, and . . . Map (db m137637) HM
36New York, Delaware County, Hancock — St. Paul's Catholic Church World War Memorial
Memorial to those who served in the World War Edmund J. Cotter Jr. • Andrew Dunn John L. Dunn • Charles Esolen Edward Guinan • Ambrose McGranaghan Edmund McGranaghan • Eugene McGranaghan Thomas McGranaghan • Aloysius Meyer . . . Map (db m122205) WM
37New York, Delaware County, Hancock — Village of Hancock — Upper Delaware Scenic Byway
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (New York State Route 97) follows the Upper Delaware River through the western parts of Delaware, Sullivan, and Orange Counties. This unique highway connects the rafting and bluestone village of Hancock to the . . . Map (db m122138) HM
38New York, Delaware County, Hancock — War Memorial
In memory of all those who gave their lives and to those who served their country in time of war —————————— This flag pole presented to Hancock Central School by . . . Map (db m122148) WM
39New York, Delaware County, Harpersfield — First House
This stone marks the location of the first house erected in the Town of Harpersfield in 1771 by John Harper for whom this town was named. It was burned in 1777 by the Indians and Tories under Brandt and Butler.Map (db m159037) HM
40New York, Delaware County, Harpersfield — Harpersfield Toll Gate — Susquehanna Turnpike
Alexander Dales, earliest known gate keeper, 1845-1855Map (db m132518) HM
41New York, Delaware County, Harpersfield — Sugar Bush Raid
Lt.Thomas Hendry was killed at his Sugar Bush camp on the hill above. His burial is marked by a cairn of stones.Map (db m205907) HM
42New York, Delaware County, Hobart — 1983 - 1984 - 1986
The replacement of two dams and preservation of the bridge was made possible by the O’Connor FoundationMap (db m137596) HM
43New York, Delaware County, Hobart — St. Peters
Protestant Episcopal Church of the Towns of Stamford, Harpersfield and Kortricht. Parish organized 1794, present church 1801Map (db m137595) HM
44New York, Delaware County, Kelly Corners — Hubbell Homestead
Family compound occupied by farm, mills, stores and homes since Milow and Polly (Faulkner) Hubbell settled here in 1848. Listed on State and National Registers of Historic PlacesMap (db m24676) HM
45New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — 1899 Round Barn
Built for Kelly Brothers for easier cow care. Meade family ran dairy farm through 1963. Reconstructed 1988 State and National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m132124) HM
46New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — A Village Transformed
While the Flood Buy-Out Program allowed many families to relocate out of the floodway, it also permanently changed the community. More than six acres of land in the heart of Margaretville, mostly on Main Street, became vacant. Local residents . . . Map (db m147303) HM
47New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Lodges Organized in Middletown
James's 1796-1798 Delaware-Ulster 1807-1811 Colden (Clinton) 1816-1824 Margaretville 1855-presentMap (db m132106) HM
48New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Margaretville
Hamlet developed in 1840s. First hotel opened at this site 1845. Village named for Margaret Livingston when it incorporated in 1875.Map (db m132230) HM
49New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Margaretville War Memorial
To the men and women of the community who served in the armed forces of the United States of America in time of war.Map (db m132244) WM
50New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Middletown Settlement
Three Hudson Valley Dutch families arrived in 1763 to settle the Delaware Valley where the Lenni Lenape first hunted and fished.Map (db m132108) HM
51New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Millbrook Bridge — A.K.A Grant Mills Bridge
Erected in 1902 by E.A. Marks & W. Alton Last restoration completed in 1992 Funded by community donations Listed in the National Register of Historic Places This plaque donated by the Town of HardenburghMap (db m167259) HM
52New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Old Stone Schoolhouse
District #10 Dunraven, NY Town of Middletown Built in 1820 Listed in the state and national registers of historic placesMap (db m180646) HM
53New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Stone School House
Built in 1820 Rebuilt in 1860 District No. 10 Town of Middletown Map (db m93329) HM
54New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — The Buy-Out Program
The cost of the Flood of '96 was high. Ten people died in the Catskills. Dozens lost their homes. The lives of thousands more were disrupted for months. Across Delaware County, the State and Federal governments paid more than $20 million in . . . Map (db m147368) HM
55New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — The Stream of Time
Th East Branch of the Delaware of and its many tributaries- - the Binnekill, Bush Kill, Plattekill, Mill Brook, Dry Brook, Bull Run, Batavia Kill, Red Kill and others are central to the history of the Village of Margaretville and the wider Town . . . Map (db m132228) HM
56New York, Delaware County, Margaretville — Welcome to Historic Margaretville!
This stream-crossed valley beneath 3,200-foot Pakatakan Mountain has been attracting travelers since the Lenni Lenape found good hunting and fishing here hundreds of years ago. The first European settlers arrived in the region in 1763, and a small . . . Map (db m132158) HM
57New York, Delaware County, Roxbury — Enderlin Building — Built circa 1840
In 1852, John B. Gould purchased a "tin shop” in this original structure built in 1840. His son, Jason "Jay” Gould, born in Roxbury in 1836, became a partner with his father in the shop at age 16. The younger Gould was sent to New York . . . Map (db m133799) HM
58New York, Delaware County, Roxbury — Kirkside — Built in 1857
Helen Gould, daughter of the financier Jay Gould became enchanted with the village of Roxbury where her father was born and raised. In 1894 she purchased the property next to the Gould Family church which she had helped to build. Ms. Gould . . . Map (db m180669) HM
59New York, Delaware County, Roxbury — The Hamlet of Roxbury Historic District
The Roxbury Historic District is a concentration of buildings chronicling the evolution of a rural Catskills village and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The District includes Greek Revival and Italianate residential . . . Map (db m180678) HM
60New York, Delaware County, Roxbury — The Jay Gould Memorial Church — Built in 1894
The Dutch Reformed Church in Roxbury was organized in 1802. In the following years, two church buildings were destroyed by wind and one by fire. In the 1890s Jay Gould promised aid for a stone church but died before any agreement had been made. So . . . Map (db m180671) HM
61New York, Delaware County, Roxbury — The Methodist Church — Built in 1858
A prominent Greek Revival style building in the Main Street Historic District, the Methodist church was built in 1858. In 1869 the church society built the present commodious parsonage on the lot adjoining the church. The church building was . . . Map (db m180673) HM
62New York, Delaware County, Roxbury — The Roxbury Central School
The Roxbury Central School (RCS), is a Tudor Revival style building symbolizing the period of centralization in the development of the New York educational system. The facility was designed by Albany architect Harold O. Fullerton. Built as a . . . Map (db m180677) HM
63New York, Delaware County, Sidney — Andrew Mann Inn
Andrew Mann Inn 1795-1860 A stagecoach stop along the Catskill Turnpike National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m92887) HM
64New York, Delaware County, Sidney — 298 — Old Unadilla
Site of Iroqouis town burned by Continental Army under command of Colonel William Butler October 10 & 11, 1778Map (db m98167) HM
65New York, Delaware County, Sidney — 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 m92998) HM
66New York, Delaware County, Sidney — Sidney Plains — Pioneer Cemetery
1787-1890 N.Y State and National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m92596) HM
67New York, Delaware County, Sidney Center — First Settlers of Sidney Center
This Plaque Is Dedicated To The Memory of the First Settlers of Sidney Center, Jacob and Martha Bidwell Settled 1792 Donated by Rotary Club of Sidney, N.Y.Map (db m149559) HM
68New York, Delaware County, Stamford — Herring Park
Designated to honor Reverend Stephen A. Herring for his dedication to Core Values, Inc. Est. 1993Map (db m132701) HM
69New York, Delaware County, Stamford — In Memory of Our Heroic Dead — The American's Creed
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect . . . Map (db m147280) WM
70New York, Delaware County, Stamford — Mount Utsayantha
Property on top of this mountain was donated to the Village of Stamford in 1917 by the estate of Dr. Stephen Churchill for use as a park Elevation 3,214 FeetMap (db m5402) HM
71New York, Delaware County, Stamford — Sugar Bush Raid
Mohawk Captain Joseph Brant led loyalist and Indian warriors on many raids in the Harpersfield area, including 1780.Map (db m205906) HM
72New York, Delaware County, Stamford — Utsayantha Lake — Reported missing
Named after Indian maiden famous in Indian legend on trail from Schoharie To Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. Headwaters of Del.Map (db m205910) HM
73New York, Delaware County, Walton — Christ Church — Built in 1832
Was placed pn the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m149422) HM
74New York, Delaware County, Walton — Dr. Platt Townsend
Homestead of Dr Platt Townsend Built 1796 Leader of the founders of Walton.Map (db m137625) HM
75New York, Delaware County, Walton — School Forest — 1885 1935
Largest school forest in the state. Here 122,500 trees were planted by the children of the Walton schools from 1927 to 1934.Map (db m149557) HM
76New York, Delaware County, Walton — Site of Arrival — Bicentennial 1985 —
Near here, on 16 May 1785 Elizabeth North, fording the river on horseback, was the first of the settlers to reach their new home.Map (db m149323) HM
77New York, Delaware County, Walton — Turnpike
Historic Route from Kingston to Jericho (Bainbridge).Map (db m137512) HM
78New York, Delaware County, Walton — 929 — Wakeman Cemetery
Located 530 ft. Northeast surrounded by distinctive stone slab fence. Family burials 1835-1906 and three possible unknown burials.Map (db m207454) HM
79New York, Delaware County, Walton — Walton Cemetery
"Exceptionally well operated and maintained"Map (db m149532) HM
80New York, Delaware County, Walton — Walton Covered Bridge — 1846-1887
Image of covered bridgeMap (db m154115) HM
81New York, Delaware County, Walton — William B. Ogden
Birthplace of William Ogden (1805-1877). First Mayor of ChicagoMap (db m137518) HM
82New York, Delaware County, Walton — William B. Ogden Free Library — Built 1896-1897 —
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S Dept. of Interior as a component of Gardiner Place Historic DistrictMap (db m149315) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023