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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Otsego County, New York

Clickable Map of Otsego 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> Otsego County, NY (91) Chenango County, NY (97) Delaware County, NY (82) Herkimer County, NY (104) Madison County, NY (77) Montgomery County, NY (201) Oneida County, NY (189) Schoharie County, NY (138)  OtsegoCounty(91) Otsego County (91)  ChenangoCounty(97) Chenango County (97)  DelawareCounty(82) Delaware County (82)  HerkimerCounty(104) Herkimer County (104)  MadisonCounty(77) Madison County (77)  MontgomeryCounty(201) Montgomery County (201)  OneidaCounty(189) Oneida County (189)  SchoharieCounty(138) Schoharie County (138)
Cooperstown is the county seat for Otsego County
Adjacent to Otsego County, New York
      Chenango County (97)  
      Delaware County (82)  
      Herkimer County (104)  
      Madison County (77)  
      Montgomery County (201)  
      Oneida County (189)  
      Schoharie County (138)  
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1New 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
2New York, Otsego County, Burlington — Jedediah Peck
Jedediah Peck 1747 - 1821 Farm and Grave Father of the Common School System of the State of New YorkMap (db m148791) HM
3New 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
4New 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
5New 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
6New 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, 1832Map (db m148822) HM
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7New 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 m154638) HM
8New 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
9New 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
10New 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
11New 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
12New 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
13New York, Otsego County, Cherry Valley — Dunlop Monument — unveiled in 1913
Site of Reverend Samuel Dunlop's (one of Cherry Valley's first settlers) house where his wife and children were brutally killed in the massacre of 1778. Reverend Dunlop was taken prisoner but released after a few days. Dunlop returned to Cherry . . . Map (db m208308) HM
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14New York, Otsego County, Cherry Valley — 947 — Early Turnpike
Chartered As Great Western Turnpike, CA. 1799. Later Known As Cherry Valley Turnpike. Designated Part of U.S. Route 20 ca 1926 Map (db m206558) HM
15New York, Otsego County, Cherry Valley — First Presbyterian Church — Founded 1741
. . . Map (db m144233) HM
16New 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
17New 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
18New York, Otsego County, Cherry Valley — Site of Rev. Samuel Dunlop's House
Site of Rev. Samuel Dunlop's House Settled in 1741 Burnt in the Massacre Nov. 11 1778 His wife Elizabeth at the door holding an infant was shot down in cold blood by Walter Butler's Tories and Indians on that day Nearby at the left stood . . . Map (db m209316) HM
19New York, Otsego County, Cherry Valley — Willow Hill — built 1794
Original site of John Lindesay's farm. Then the Wells Homestead where the first assault of the massacre occurred. (Mr. Wells was married to Reverend Dunlop's daughter). Judge Hudson built Willow Hill in 1794. Joseph Phelon purchased Willow . . . Map (db m207987) HM
20New 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
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21New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — "Natty Bumpo"
Leatherstocking rescued Chingachgook from flames Chingach dying in his care "Pioneer"Map (db m98223) HM
22New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — Blacksmith Shop
. . . Map (db m44783) HM
23New 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
24New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — Clinton's Dam
Dam opened August 9, 1779. 2000 Men and 200 batteaux went down the SusquehannaMap (db m43309) HM
25New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — Council Rock
Council Rock Famous meeting place of the Indians Map (db m43316) HM
26New 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
27New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — 479 — Emancipation Day
On July 4, 1827 both free and once-enslaved people of color celebrated emancipation in New York at this church with speaker Hayden Waters.Map (db m169506) HM
28New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — General Clinton's Dam
. . . Map (db m43308) HM
29New 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
30New 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
31New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — Oldest Church
Oldest Church in Cooperstown First Presbyterian Organized June 16, 1800 Building erected 1805 Land gift of Judge CooperMap (db m98404) HM
32New 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
33New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — Pomeroy Place — 11 Main Street — 1804 —
Federalist Stone Mason: James Allen Carpenter: Cyrenius Clark William Cooper's wedding gift to his daughter Ann and George Pomeroy, druggist. Under the east eaves, stonemason James Allen placed their initials: G.A.P.C. (George, . . . Map (db m190751) HM
34New 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 m190749) HM
35New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — Sunken Island
Home of Tom Hutter "Deerslayer"Map (db m161536) HM
36New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — 493 — Susan B. Anthony
Met with county residents Feb. 9, 1855 in building on this site. Formed committee to advocate for women's right to vote.Map (db m169508) HM
37New York, Otsego County, Cooperstown — Tunnicliff Inn — 1802 —
34-36 Pioneer Street Tunnicliff Inn 1802 Federal Townhouse Style The Tunnicliff Inn was built by Lawrence McNamee and used as a general store for many years. It is one of the oldest brick structures on the village. Cooperstown . . . Map (db m162464) HM
38New 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
39New 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
40New 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
41New 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
42New 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
43New 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
44New York, Otsego County, East Springfield — 604 — Toll Gate
Stood near here, midway between East Springfield & Shadow Brook, for the third Great Western Turnpike completed in 1808.Map (db m170152) HM
45New 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
46New York, Otsego County, Fly Creek — 98 — Amelia Earhart — Legends & Lore —
The famed aviatrix boarded here in August 1924 while giving flying lessons in Frankfort. She read to Arrie Hecox under an apple tree.Map (db m206146) HM
47New York, Otsego County, Fly Creek — 513 — Fork Factory
Site of North & Denio Co. ca. 1850-ca. 1880. harnessed Oaks Creek to power factory making hay forks, hammers, and other farm implements.Map (db m168670) HM
48New York, Otsego County, Fly Creek — 43 — Natty Bumppo — Legends & Lore —
David Shipman, Ca. 1729-1813 Burial site of local hunter known by & inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper's literary character.Map (db m164041) HM
49New York, Otsego County, Gilbertsville — Gilbertsville, NY
Gilbertsville, NY has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m169661) HM
50New York, Otsego County, Hartwick — Baptist Church
Baptist Church First church in Town of Hartwick Organized August 1795 with 12 charter members. This building built 1854Map (db m148812) HM
51New 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 InteriorMap (db m148968) HM
52New 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
53New 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
54New 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
55New York, Otsego County, Hartwick Seminary — Seminary Church
1839, served first Lutheran theological school in U.S. founded by pioneer Pastor J.C. Hartwick 1797, located in this community 1816.Map (db m170155) HM
56New 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
57New 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
58New York, Otsego County, Laurens — Laurens, NY War Memorial
. . . Map (db m149061) WM
59New York, Otsego County, Middlefield — Baptist Society
Founded September 1810 by Elder Benjamin Sawin Church erected 1825 Mother church of Westford Westville, Roseboom churchs.Map (db m163768) HM
60New York, Otsego County, Middlefield — District No. 1 School - Middlefield
In Clarksville, now known as Middlefield, the first schoolhouse was erected about 1807 nearly opposite the Baptist Church. Two other early public school sites have been documented. By 1870, the growing community needed a larger building and . . . Map (db m163755) HM
61New York, Otsego County, Middlefield — District School
Built 1875, closed 1954. Town of Middlefield Hist. Assn. Schoolhouse Museum est. 1966. Listed on National Register 1988.Map (db m163752) HM
62New York, Otsego County, Middlefield — 331 — Middlefield Hamlet Historical District
Middlefield Hamlet Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m163770) HM
63New York, Otsego County, Middlefield — Middlefield War Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans, men and women, through peace or war. Their memories will never die. They brought honor and freedom to our country and promise to our dreams.Map (db m163846) WM
64New York, Otsego County, Middlefield — Mill & Water Power
Settlement at Middlefield began in the 1790's on the Outkout, or Long Patent. In 1734, the Patent had been conveyed to George Clarke, Lieutenant Governor of New York. Named Clarksville until 1819, the Middlefield hamlet developed on the east . . . Map (db m163779) HM
65New York, Otsego County, Milford — Abner Adams — 1745-1825
Revolutionary Soldier; One of Israel Putnam's Rangers; is buried in this cemetery.Map (db m176414) HM
66New York, Otsego County, Milford — Hartwick Seminary
Oldest Lutheran theological school in America founded 1797 by Rev. John Christopher Hartwick. Located here 1816.Map (db m169663) HM
67New 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
68New 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 InteriorMap (db m144269) HM
69New York, Otsego County, Morris — William Yates
Baronet, humanitarian, noted doctor, from Sapperton, Eng. Introduced vaccination in America in Philadelphia in 1799. Died, Morris, Mar. 1857Map (db m144271) HM
70New York, Otsego County, Oaksville — 32 — Cattown Road — Legends & Lore —
Husband dropped a cat down chimney of house to break up a long meeting his wife was attending as his supper was late.Map (db m168368) HM
71New York, Otsego County, Oneonta — Authentic Oneonta Trolley Tracks
The pieces of original tract below commemorate Oneonta's railroad heritage and the Oneonta Trolley car system that once traveled up Broad Street to meet Main Street at this spot. This Main Street Plaza is dedicated to all citizens who have worked . . . Map (db m169665) HM
72New York, Otsego County, Oneonta — Swart-Wilcox House
Built in 1807 by Lawrence Swart Oldest standing structure in the city. Dedicated as a living memorial on July 3, 1976 by the Oneonta Bicentennial Commission.Map (db m169666) HM
73New York, Otsego County, Otego — Revolutionary Army Camp
Revolutionary Army Camp Sullivan-Clinton Forces Camped Near This Spot August 11, 1779 Map (db m205437) HM
74New York, Otsego County, Richfield Springs — 46 — Adam Helmer’s Run
Crossed Rt 20 near here warning German Flatts of pending attack by Joseph Brant’s loyalist and native forces Sept 17, 1778Map (db m169365) HM
75New York, Otsego County, Richfield Springs — Desert Storm Veterans Memorial
Donated In Honor of The Men and Women Who Served In Operation Desert Storm.Map (db m162404) WM
76New 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
77New 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
78New 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
79New York, Otsego County, Richfield Springs — Spring House — Main & Church Streets — 1823-1897
The Indians of the Six Nation's knew and used local springs in Richfield Springs a being the source of excellent water and mineral springs used for healing many ills. They called the springs "Stinking Water” as the odor of sulphur was most . . . Map (db m162402) HM
80New York, Otsego County, Richfield Springs — The Thomas R. Proctor Clock
This landmark clock was formerly located in the center of Route 20 at the intersection of the four corners of Main, Church and Lake Streets. The unique design was executed by Gorham, the New York firm of jewelers and silversmiths, and it is . . . Map (db m162401) HM
81New York, Otsego County, Schenevus — Town of Maryland Civil War Memorial
In Memory Of The Soldiers Of The Town Of Maryland 1861 - 1865Map (db m144429) WM
82New York, Otsego County, Schuyler Lake — Site of Herkimer Farm
Original Herkimer homestead in Exeter, then Tryon County. Settled by Hendrick Herkimer prior to the revolution.Map (db m176415) HM
83New York, Otsego County, South Worcester — Murphy Home
Timothy Murphy, famous Revolutionary soldier, lived on this farm 1812-1817.Map (db m171174) HM
84New 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
85New 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
86New 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
87New 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
88New York, Otsego County, Westford — Westford Veterans Monument
In honor of those who served our country. Westford has not forgotten.Map (db m163842) WM
89New York, Otsego County, Worcester — First Church
In Village of Worcester Organized 1792 as Congregational Became Presbyterian 1917 Present edifice erected 1892Map (db m212506) HM
90New 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
91New 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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