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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wyoming County, New York

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Adjacent to Wyoming County, New York
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1New York, Wyoming County, Arcade — 1941 1945 In Honor and Memory
1941 1945 In honor and memory of the citizens of town of Arcade who served in World War II Roll of Honor Map (db m86679) WM
2New York, Wyoming County, Arcade — Box Car #411 — 40 Ft. long, 3056 cubic ft. capacity
An important car on all freight trains during the early years of railroading was the "box car". These cars were used to carry any type of freight, either in cartons or in bulk. Today, most box cars have been replaced by trailer containers on flat . . . Map (db m86669) HM
3New York, Wyoming County, Arcade — Caboose #303
This wooden side door caboose was acquired by the Arcade & Attica from the Susquehanna & New York Railroad. It was one of only three cabooses the railroad ever owned. It served as the conductor's office on trains until the mid 1960's. The side . . . Map (db m86673) HM
4New York, Wyoming County, Arcade — 886 — Java School No.3
Built 1900, served as school until 1969. Curriers Grange No. 1273 held meetings and events in second floor hall, acquired building in 1970.Map (db m203694) HM
5New York, Wyoming County, Arcade — Locomotive #110 — Class B-B Phase 1B (B/N12947)
This engine was built by the General Electric Co. of Pennsylvania in 1941. It weighs 44 tons and produces 380 HP with 2 diesel engines. #110 was the first new piece of equipment ever purchased by the Arcade & Attica. It replaced the last steam . . . Map (db m86663) HM
6New York, Wyoming County, Arcade — United Church of Christ, Congregational
Organized July 24, 1813 by the Rev. John Spencer. The first institution in Arcade, then called China. First church building on this site, erected 1833-34. Meeting place of first school of higher education 1839. State Convention of Western . . . Map (db m176746) HM
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7New York, Wyoming County, Attica — Site of U.S. CCC Camp #1285
Site of U.S. CCC Camp #1285 1935-1940 World War II P.O.W. Camp 1942-1945Map (db m62084) HM
8New York, Wyoming County, Bliss — Sheppard Road Cemetery
This rural cemetery is the burial place of many of the earliest settlers of the Town of Wethersfield that was incorporated in 1823. The cemetery was carved out of land settled in 1813 by Ebenezer French. The headstone of Esther French who died in . . . Map (db m157004) HM
9New York, Wyoming County, Castile — CCC Camp 76, SP 37 at Work
This sign is part of the Letchworth State Park CCC Legacy Pathway honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942), a federal works project designed to relieve unemployment and conserve natural resources during the Great Depression. Over a . . . Map (db m179436) HM
10New York, Wyoming County, Castile — District #2 Schoolhouse
William Pryor Letchworth was interested in improving educational opportunities for students in the Genesee Valley. Not only did he donate books, silver medals, and monetary awards for students who excelled in a variety of subjects, he also taught an . . . Map (db m167741) HM
11New York, Wyoming County, Castile — First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865. — Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming Counties — Erected in 1903 by the survivors and friends of the regiment. —
North side of monument: Participated in 65 battles, engagements and skirmishes. Captured 1533 prisoners,19 pieces of artillery and 4 battle flags. As infantry, in 7th Army Corps. As cavalry, with Sheridan. South side of monument: Enrolled . . . Map (db m169082) WM
12New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Gardeau Overlook
The name of this overlook comes from the Seneca word Gah-Da-Hoh, or "bank in front." During a warming period between glaciers more than 100,000 years ago, the Genesee River created a new course by eroding this valley. The repassage of the great ice . . . Map (db m180886) HM
13New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Gardeau Tract — South Border
South border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison White Woman of the Genessee during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y. William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2014 Map (db m118846) HM
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14New York, Wyoming County, Castile — 252 — Gardeau Tract — West border
West border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y. White Woman of the GeneseeMap (db m150334) HM
15New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Glacial History
During the last million years, glaciers as high as cumulus clouds crushed across this land at least four different times. Each time, the river changed course through the transformed landscape of ice-scoured rock and piles of sand and gravel that . . . Map (db m143198) HM
16New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Hornby Lodge
Across the gorge from this spot the builders of the Genesee Valley Canal were faced with a ridge of rock that obstructed the proposed route. In 1838, Elisha Johnson of Rochester obtained the contract to tunnel 1,200 feet through the solid blockade. . . . Map (db m143196) HM
17New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Life and Leisure in a CCC Camp
For many enrollees, the CCC camp was their first experience away from home. Discipline, order, and uniform dress were part of the camp experience. The enrollees worked seven hours a day and then had some free time. On Saturdays, a half day was set . . . Map (db m143200) HM
18New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Pages of Geologic Time
The sedimentary rocks of the canyon walls are believed to be the remains of the ancestral Appalachian Mountains. These mountains were eroded into inland seas during the Devonian Period 350 million years ago. Along the course of the Genesee River, on . . . Map (db m143197) HM
19New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Pioneer Cemetery
This cemetery is the resting place for at least two dozen early settlers to the falls area. It is believed that the burials, or at least the stones, were moved here from another location in the park. A number of graves are unmarked. In the 1950s, . . . Map (db m167908) HM
20New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Seh-Ga-Hun-Da — The Vale of the Three Falls
The land before you was called Seh-ga-hun-da, the Vale of the Three Falls. Upper Falls At 70 feet high, the Upper Falls, is a deep horseshoe shape. The top of the falls is part of the strata named the Nunda Sandstone. Similar stone, . . . Map (db m143195) HM
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21New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Site of St Helena Camp 76, SP 37
This sign is part of the Letchworth State Park CCC Legacy Pathway honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942), a federal works project designed to relieve unemployment and conserve natural resources during the Great Depression. An . . . Map (db m179699) HM
22New York, Wyoming County, Castile — St. Helena
The village of St. Helena was originally part of Mary Jemison's Gardeau Reservation. Settlers moved here after she sold most of her property in 1823. At its peak, St. Helena was a prosperous riverside hamlet with a flour mill, two sawmills, a . . . Map (db m170750) HM
23New York, Wyoming County, Castile — St. Helena Plot
The remains of 92 pioneers were removed in 1952, from St Helena burying ground and were reinterred hereMap (db m174433) HM
24New York, Wyoming County, Castile — The Lower Falls Footbridge
One of the greatest challenges to the ingenuity and perseverance of three of Letchworth State Park's four CCC camps was the construction of a trail down the sheer cliff walls to cross the Genesee River at the Lower Falls. It was Camp SP-49 that . . . Map (db m143199) HM
25New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Whaley Tavern
Near this spot, Robert Whaley built the first log cabin in the Town of Castile in 1808. To this cabin, in 1823, came Mary Jemison, famed "White Woman of the Genesee," to tell her story. Captured by the Indians in 1758, when 15 years old, she . . . Map (db m76346) HM
26New York, Wyoming County, Castile — Wolf Creek
In the ravine to your right, Wolf Creek drops 225 feet over four cascades to reach the Genesee River. Its name comes from pioneer times when the timber wolf dug its dens in the valley's gravel banks. Wolf Creek began eroding these falls more than . . . Map (db m118854) HM
27New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — CCC Statue
This statue is dedicated to the more than 3,000 men who served in four Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Letchworth State Park between 1933 and 1941. They joined more than three million others nationwide during the "Great Depression" in an . . . Map (db m75933) HM
28New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Genesee Valley Canal — 1862 - 1878
Across the gorge from this spot ran the famous Genesee Valley Canal. Starting in 1837, it took 25 years and $6 million to build this man-made waterway. The canal rested on the ledge of the cliffs, hundreds of feet above the river, linking the . . . Map (db m76061) HM
29New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth — 1823 - 1910 — Humanitarian - Conservationist —
Donor of Glen Iris and his estate comprising of the original 1,000 acres of this park, including Upper, Middle and Lower Falls, so that this gorge might remain a place of inspiration and beauty forever, Erected in 1957 by the Genesee State Park . . . Map (db m76125) HM
30New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Lower Falls Camp SP-49 — Letchworth State Park
On this field stood the 24 buildings of Camp SP-49, one of four Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Letchworth State Park. In operation from July 1935 until October 1941, Camp SP-49 included a tree nursery of over 30,000 plants for use in . . . Map (db m75910) HM
31New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Mary Jemison — White Woman of the Genesee — Letchworth State Park —
Mary Jemison (1743-1833) was born during a voyage from Ireland to the United States [sic]. Captured during the French and Indian War, she was adopted into the Seneca Nation and chose to remain a Seneca, marrying and raising a family in the Genesee . . . Map (db m76358) HM
32New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Nancy Jemison Log Cabin
This log house which originally stood on the Gardeau Flats by the Genesee River was built about 1800 by Mary Jemison, "The White Woman of the Genesee," for her second daughter, Nancy. In a nearby cabin, also built by her, she lived about 35 years. . . . Map (db m76137) HM
33New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Portage Bridge
Replaces largest wooden bridge in the world. Built in 1852. 300 acres of timber used in construction. Burned in 1875.Map (db m76245) HM
34New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration
Letchworth's purchase and relocation of the Seneca Council House to the Council Grounds in 1871 inaugurated several decades of his collecting Native American Material. Over the years, the Council Grounds became a showcase for these collections. In . . . Map (db m76097) HM
35New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — The Railroad High Bridge — Letchworth State Park
Towering 234 feet above the Genesee River and stretching 800 feet from end to end, the original wooden railroad trestle provided William Pryor Letchworth with his first view (in 1858) of the gorge and waterfalls that were to become part of his . . . Map (db m76343) HM
36New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — This Ancient Seneca Council House
stood at Ga-O-Ya-De-O (Canadea) on the Genesee River in days antedating the American Revolution. In it gathered the war parties that devastated the frontiers and before it their helpless prisoners ran the gauntlet. Around its council fires sat . . . Map (db m75941) HM
37New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — To the Memory of Mary Jemison
[front] To the Memory of Mary Jemison, Whose home during more than seventy years of a life of strange vicissitude was among the Senecas upon the banks of this river, and whose history, inseparately connected with that of this valley has caused . . . Map (db m76359) HM
38New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Welcome to Letchworth State Park
Here, nature, history, and adventure intertwine to create a fascinating piece place like no other. The park was founded by philanthropist William Pryor Letchworth in 1907, when he donated his 1,000 acre estate to become a park. Today the park, . . . Map (db m76342) HM
39New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds
William Pryor Letchworth first became interested in Native American culture after hearing his father's stories about Cornplanter, the Seneca Chief, meeting with Letchworth's great-uncle, John Letchworth, a Quaker preacher in Philadelphia. Sensitive . . . Map (db m76005) HM
40New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910
Inspiration Point is rich in history and natural splendor. The spectacular view was once enjoyed by the Seneca Indians and by Mary Jemison, the White Woman of the Genesee. Upon arrival of the pioneers in the early 1800's, the falls and forests . . . Map (db m76114) HM
41New York, Wyoming County, Hunt — The Civilian Conservation Corps
During the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt devised a plan by which the government would create jobs for unemployed young men restoring our natural resources. On March 31, 1933, a bill establishing the Civilian Conservation . . . Map (db m179778) HM
42New York, Wyoming County, Java Village — 231 — Java School No.1
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m154416) HM
43New York, Wyoming County, Middlebury — West Middlebury Baptist Church
Organized with 17 members March 11, 1811. Present building dedicated June 21, 1832. State Education Department 1950.Map (db m75314) HM
44New York, Wyoming County, Mt. Morris — Former Site of Gibsonville
Hamlet existed in this area from 1825-1900 Map (db m118851) HM
45New York, Wyoming County, Orangeville — Daniel Richards
Revolutionary War Vermont Militia served 1777- 1782 Richards Pioneer Cemetery Map (db m121282) HM WM
46New York, Wyoming County, Orangeville — Stony Brook Glen
Stony Brook Glen Refuge of Mary Jemison and Seneca tribe during General Sullivan's raid 1779 Map (db m121281) HM
47New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Andrus Mill Pond
This view was from a point South of the Andrus planing mill looking West, and shows the "Andrus Pond" and culvert under Main Street. The Andrus Mill pond was filled in. In 1999, it is the Perry Village's main parking lot on the East side of Main . . . Map (db m58247) HM
48New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Auditorium / Amphitheater
The outdoor amphitheater was the center of the Silver Lake Assembly, which was formed from Camp Wesley in 1887 and replaced the Preacher Stand. Built for $2000 in 1888, just four years before Epworth Hall, the amphitheater had an arched roof 32 . . . Map (db m173750) HM
49New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Bishop William Burt
William Burt, an American pastor, missionary and Bishop was born in Cornwall, England on October 23, 1852. His family immigrated to the US where he received his education from Wesleyan University in Middleton, Connecticut in 1879 and the Drew . . . Map (db m173745) HM
50New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Camp Wesley
The early history of our country is one of western expansion into wilderness areas. These settlers were not only people looking for new opportunity, but also people of strong religious faith founded in Christian doctrine. Clergy were in short . . . Map (db m173748) HM
51New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Epworth Hall
Epworth Hall was built in 1892 at a cost of $3500, complete and painted. Its purpose was to better house the programs of the Epworth Leagues and the programs of the Silver Lake Assembly. In its early years it served as both dormitory and classroom . . . Map (db m157865) HM
52New York, Wyoming County, Perry — First Congregational Church of Perry Center
First Congregational Church of Perry Center Organized June 28, 1814 Meeting House Dedicated March 4, 1830 Map (db m141536) HM
53New York, Wyoming County, Perry — First United Methodist Church — Perry, N.Y.
Listed on the State & National Register of Historic Places. 1816 - 1906 - 2006Map (db m157960) HM
54New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Gardeau Tract — North Border
North border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison White Woman of the Genessee during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y.Map (db m118841) HM
55New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Historic Water Trough
This water trough was originally installed on Main Street in the year 1896. A second trough was located further down the street. These troughs served a vital role in satisfying the thirst of horses and others before the advent of the automobile. . . . Map (db m161150) HM
56New York, Wyoming County, Perry — 779 — LaGrange School
LaGrange School on this site ca. 1836. School closed 1958. Became Harold Altoft Museum 1973 until moved to Silver Lake Pioneer Association 1998.Map (db m173759) HM
57New York, Wyoming County, Perry — 628 — Lemuel M. Wiles
1826-1905. Nationally known landscape painter, studied under Jasper Cropsey of Hudson River School. Born in home on this site.Map (db m157386) HM
58New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Old Burying Ground
In Memory Of The Early Settlers Who Were Laid To Rest In The Old Burying Ground On This Site 1811 - Circa 1839 The early settlers of Perry used this site as the first cemetery. It included land now occupied by the Perry Public Library . . . Map (db m160013) HM
59New York, Wyoming County, Perry — 623 — One Room School
Established ca. 1812 on this site. Rebuilt ca. 1845 and 1885, served West Perry District #5 for 138 years, closing in 1950.Map (db m157389) HM
60New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Pioneer Cabin
The Wyoming Pioneer Historical Association was formed in 1872. This cabin was built in 1876. The logs were donated by members of the Association. This plaque erected by Kiwanis Club of Perry 1968Map (db m157869) HM
61New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Richmond-Andrus Mill Site
This site marks The Richmond Mill, constructed in 1822 as a sawmill. The Andrus family first became involved with the mill in 1872. The 1915 History of Perry reports that the sawmill was operational. With 93 years in business, it was the oldest . . . Map (db m58248) HM
62New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Robeson Cutlery Company — 1900-1971
Millard F. Robeson moved his knife company to the former Wycoff Harvester cobblestone building in 1900. A three-story addition was added to the existing structure in 1907. The Company produced world-famous cutlery products from this location until . . . Map (db m158725) HM
63New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Silver Lake Mills of Perry
On this site, presently Basil’s Auto Repair, Benjamin Gardner built a flour mill in 1828. Gardner had built a dam across the outlet, just west of the mill, in 1826. Today the dam maintains the only remaining mill pond on the outlet. Known as . . . Map (db m153283) HM
64New York, Wyoming County, Perry — Wycoff Harvester Company — C. 1839-1895
The first building was erected on this site in 1828 and was used as a foundry. When it burned in 1839, local tradesmen donated their talents to build the pictured cobblestone building. This building first housed a business known as "Perry Steam . . . Map (db m158721) HM
65New York, Wyoming County, Portageville — Life in Lower Falls Camp 49
This sign is part of the Letchworth State Park CCC Legacy Pathway honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942), a federal works project designed to relieve unemployment and conserve natural resources during the Great Depression. Life . . . Map (db m180804) HM
66New York, Wyoming County, Portageville — The men of the Civilian Conservation Corps
This sign is part of the Letchworth State Park CCC Legacy Pathway honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933–1942), a federal works project designed to relieve unemployment and conserve natural resources during the Great Depression. The . . . Map (db m180750) HM
67New York, Wyoming County, Portageville — Welcome to Big Bend Camp 23, SP 5
This sign is part of the Letchworth State Park CCC Legacy Pathway honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942), a federal works project designed to relieve unemployment and conserve natural resources during the Great Depression. This . . . Map (db m179689) HM
68New York, Wyoming County, Sheldon — Turner's Corners
Turner's Corners Pioneer outpost 1804 on Indian trail from Portage to Lake Erie Map (db m76315) HM
69New York, Wyoming County, Sheldon — Ziba Hamilton
Here stood a log house built in 1807, home of Ziba Hamilton, physician of Holland Land Co., Surgeon in War of 1812, pioneer settler.Map (db m75143) HM
70New York, Wyoming County, Strykersville — 135 — Stryker Willow — Legends & Lore
Tree sprang up in 1810 from willow riding crop thrust in ground after 200-mile trek by settlers Saloma and Garret Stryker.Map (db m203689) HM
71New York, Wyoming County, Warsaw — 1853-1925 — Ella Hawley Crossett
1890 founder of Warsaw Political Equality Club, 1902 Pres/ New York State Suffrage AssociationMap (db m57775) HM
72New York, Wyoming County, Warsaw — 881 — Freight Depot
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway freight house built here in 1912. Retired in 1960 and razed in 2020.Map (db m199261) HM
73New York, Wyoming County, Warsaw — Main Street 1910
[Historical illustration captions] [Left panel] Gulf Road · 20A · 1900s • Warsaw Hospital · 1913 Warsaw Fire Hall · 1930 • Warsaw Ambulance · 1915 [Center panel] West Main Street · 1910 • Warsaw, part of Underground Railroad . . . Map (db m200692) HM
74New York, Wyoming County, Warsaw — Mary Hosford — First Woman Ever to Receive an A. B. Degree
Mary Hosford, graduating from Oberlin College in 1841, was the first woman ever to receive an A. B. Degree.Map (db m75528) HM
75New York, Wyoming County, Warsaw — Seth M. Gates House
Seth M. Gates's outspoken criticism of slavery marked his two terms in the House of Representatives, from 1839 to 1843. When Gates used his congressional position to mail out the proceedings of- the World Anti·Slavery Convention in 1840, a Savannah . . . Map (db m64950) HM
76New York, Wyoming County, Warsaw — 330 — Seth M. Gates House
has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1992 by The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175439) HM
77New York, Wyoming County, Warsaw — Warsaw's First House
Near this site Elizur Webster erected the first dwelling in Warsaw in the Summer of 1803Map (db m58250) HM
78New York, Wyoming County, Wyoming — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Middlebury organized with 15 members June 14, 1817Map (db m57314) HM
79New York, Wyoming County, Wyoming — In Memory of those Soldiers
In memory of those Middlebury Citizens who served in defense of our freedomsMap (db m58376) HM
80New York, Wyoming County, Wyoming — The Gaslight Village of, Wyoming 1809
First named "Newell's Settlement" in honor of Silas Newell, pioneer settler 1829 Renamed Wyoming by Judge John Skinner 72 buildings are listed on The National Register thus forming the Wyoming Historical DistrictMap (db m177909) HM
81New York, Wyoming County, Wyoming — 170 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Susan Look Avery inspired Wyoming women's suffrage efforts. Local Political Equality Club, which met here, was renamed for her in 1901.Map (db m208601) HM
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