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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Allegany County, New York

Clickable Map of Allegany 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> Allegany County, NY (55) Cattaraugus County, NY (75) Livingston County, NY (148) Steuben County, NY (97) Wyoming County, NY (76) McKean County, PA (40) Potter County, PA (30)  AlleganyCounty(55) Allegany County (55)  CattaraugusCounty(75) Cattaraugus County (75)  LivingstonCounty(148) Livingston County (148)  SteubenCounty(97) Steuben County (97)  WyomingCounty(76) Wyoming County (76)  McKeanCountyPennsylvania(40) McKean County (40)  PotterCounty(30) Potter County (30)
Belmont is the county seat for Allegany County
Adjacent to Allegany County, New York
      Cattaraugus County (75)  
      Livingston County (148)  
      Steuben County (97)  
      Wyoming County (76)  
      McKean County, Pennsylvania (40)  
      Potter County, Pennsylvania (30)  
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1New York (Allegany County), Alfred — Alumni Hall, Alfred University
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m75884) HM
2New York (Allegany County), Alfred — 744 — Firemen's Hall
built 1890-1891 by volunteers of A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co. for fire dept. and community events. Became village hall 1973.Map (db m171914) HM
3New York (Allegany County), Alfred — The Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center at the Allen-Steinheim Museum
Dedicated October 6, 1997. The Allen-Steinheim Museum was built between 1876 and 1890 by Alfred University's second president, Jonathan Allen. A natural history museum, the Gothic ediface was built from approximately 8,000 different specimens of . . . Map (db m75795) HM
4New York (Allegany County), Alfred — This Statue of King Alfred The Great — (A.D. 849-899)
was provided through the generosity of Stephen Clarke Saunders '58 and Barbara Potter Saunders '60, and was dedicated in September 1990 as a remembrance of the heritage of Alfred University and as a memorial to the "Education King." William . . . Map (db m75759) HM
5New York (Allegany County), Alfred — 56 — Votes for Women — Road to the 19th Amendment
Abigail Allen, 1824-1902. Early suffragist, reformer, & Alfred University educator declared "Be radical, radical to the core” in 1873 speechMap (db m171918) HM
6New York (Allegany County), Alfred Station — 72 — Baker's Bridge — Legends & Lore
Hamlet formerly named for bridge built by Alpheus Baker, his sons & Joseph Woodruff. Original bridge constructed over Canacadea Creek.Map (db m172142) HM
7New York (Allegany County), Alma — B.J. Thomas — (1843-1918)
Driller & contractor from PA, who earned nickname of "Dry Hole Ben" by seldom promoting successful oil wells. His continued faith in paying quantities of oil in Allegany County let him drill many historical wells. Including the "Wildcat Well" on . . . Map (db m65539) HM
8New York (Allegany County), Andover — 308 — Early Cemetery
Cole-Dike cemetery first burial Zeriah Dike in 1798. Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel Dike 1747-1813 buried here.Map (db m133057) HM
9New York (Allegany County), Angelica — Angelica Cemetery
Site gift of Church family, 1801; First burial, 1803; among noted men of Allegany Co. Buried here are; Major M. Van Campen, Capt. P. Church, Judge M. Grover and Rev. C. FairbankMap (db m65538) HM
10New York (Allegany County), Angelica — Major Moses Van Campen house — built circa 1809
has been placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m172147) HM
11New York (Allegany County), Angelica — Original Court House — Allegany County — Erected 1819 —
Original Court House Allegany County Erected 1819 Bricks made on the square in front. Angelica Court House, 1858, by Act of Legislature, was to be disposed of And County Seat moved to Belmont. 1860 county divided into two jury districts. 1861 . . . Map (db m159376) HM
12New York (Allegany County), Angelica — The Town of Angelica
Founded 1805 by Judge Phillip Church; named for his mother Angelica Schuyler Church, a sister-in-law of Alexander Hamilton. Judge Church designed the Park Circle with public buildings on the perimeter and the Town Park in the center. Angelica . . . Map (db m159374) HM
13New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Belfast Civil War Monument
(front) In honor of our soldiers the defenders of the Union Civil War 1861 - 1865 Gettysburg (right) Sixth New York Cavalry Five Forks (rear) Enlisted from Allen, N.Y. Wilderness (left) First . . . Map (db m75785) WM
14New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Belfast World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Memorial
We dedicate this memorial to those who served in World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, especially those who died for our freedom.Map (db m75787) WM
15New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Township of Belfast World War I Memorial
In honor of the men of the Township of Belfast who served their country in the Great War for world-wide liberty, 1917 - 1919.Map (db m75786) WM
16New York (Allegany County), Belmont — Town of Amity Civil War Monument
(front) Erected by the citizens of Amity 1861-1865 (right) In memory of the men of the township (rear) who offered their lives to their country (left) in order that their country . . . Map (db m75782) WM
17New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Bolivar Free Library
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m153944) HM
18New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Early Cemetery
Used as a burial ground for pioneer families: Lesuer, Tyler, Cowles, Kellogg, Mead, Daniels, Beers, Davie stones date from the 1820's.Map (db m88284) HM
19New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Lesuer House
Early settler Eli Lesuer bought this property 1834. Elected 1st town assessor 1825, school commissioner 1834, and path master 1846.Map (db m88283) HM
20New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — This Is Oil Country! — Historic New York
The presence of oil in this area of the Allegheny foothills has been known by white men since 1627, when a French missionary reported that the Indians used "a good kind of oil" for medicinal purposes from the nearby Seneca Oil Spring. Production . . . Map (db m88286) HM
21New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — 36 — A Hairy Legend — Legends & Lore —
First sighted Aug 18, 1926 hairy women of Klipnocky, once young girls, inhabit this forest, waiting for their parents' return. Map (db m127569) HM
22New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — 167 — Canaseraga Four Corners Historic District
Canaseraga Four Corners Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 by the United States Department of InteriorMap (db m151154) HM
23New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — First House in Canaseraga
Built on this site by Samuel Boylan in 1806.Map (db m75911) HM
24New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — Site of First School House
Site of First School House in Town of Burns erected 1810 David Crook, first teacherMap (db m157256) HM
25New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge — (bridge location)
1902 Flood destroyed wooden bridge 1903 Camelback Parker Truss Bridge built by Groton Bridge Works at a cost of $6,360.00. 1952 Wooden floor replaced with iron grating 1990 "Grandparents of the Future" chained themselves to the bridge in . . . Map (db m75913) HM
26New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge — (Genesee River Access Site location)
1902 Flood destroyed wooden bridge 1903 Camelback Parker Truss Bridge built by Groton Bridge Works at a cost of $6,360.00. 1952 Wooden floor replaced with iron grating 1990 "Grandparents of the Future" chained themselves to the bridge in protest . . . Map (db m75916) HM
27New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Major Moses Van Campen — Soldier of the Revolution —
Here in 1782 Major Moses Van Campen, a soldier of the Revolution, captured by the Senecas, keepers of the Western Door of the Iroquois Confederacy, ran the gauntlet thirty rods west to their ancient council house, which is now preserved in . . . Map (db m157328) HM
28New York (Allegany County), Centerville — Centerville Town Hall
This building was originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Centerville. Church members purchased this lot in 1858 and began construction of the church, completing it in 1859 at a cost of $3,000.Map (db m75936) HM
29New York (Allegany County), Ceres — Ceres School
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m88289) HM
30New York (Allegany County), Cuba — Cuba Cemetery
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m153618) HM
31New York (Allegany County), Cuba — Cuba Lake
Summit level feeder for old Genesee Valley Canał, formed, 1856, by building a 60 foot dam across the stream called Oil Creek.Map (db m175872) HM
32New York (Allegany County), Cuba — Dedicated to All Veterans
Dedicated to all veterans Through peace or war their memories will never die Map (db m86600) WM
33New York (Allegany County), Fillmore — Fillmore Veterans Memorial
Dedicated November 11, 2004 to all of those who have served the United States of America during times of needMap (db m157007) WM
34New York (Allegany County), Fillmore — Town of Hume Honor Roll
On this site, the Town of Hume dedicated its World War II Honor Roll in 1943. The use of this area was donated in memory of Robert L. “Bob” and Vonda L. Sylor Bower. The History Club – 2004Map (db m157323) WM
35New York (Allegany County), Houghton — Copperhead
The last one of the Seneca Tribe of Indians that lived in the Town of Caneadea, N.Y. was buried here. His wife died some years before his death. He died March 23, 1864. He said he was 120 years old.Map (db m155771) HM
36New York (Allegany County), Houghton — Houghton College World War II Memorial
In gratitude to the men of Houghton College who gave their lives for god and country in World War II 1941 — 1946 Bennett, Richard T. U.S.A.A.F. Danner, Robert M. U.S.A. Dayton, Warren T. U.S.A.A.F. Ferchen, Walter F. N.A.F. . . . Map (db m157098) WM
37New York (Allegany County), Houghton — In A.D. 1918
Leonard and Anna Houghton gave this Town Park to be an enduring memorial. A.D. 1980Map (db m155781) HM
38New York (Allegany County), Houghton — Jockey Street
Once famous rendezvous for Genesee Valley Canal boatmen. Now known as home of the Houghton College.Map (db m155783) HM
39New York (Allegany County), Houghton — To Civil War Veterans of Caneadea New York
albert andrews • benjamin f. andrews • charles b. alfred • daniel blake • col. lyasander burr • fred a. burr • henry l. bigelow • hugh p. bennett • andrew banister • milford butler • crandall bacon • beerly bacon • benson bacon • columbus balcom • . . . Map (db m157247) WM
40New York (Allegany County), Houghton — Willard J Houghton House
Here was located the house in which Willard-J-Houghton was born July 19, 1825 The foundation stones of this house form the cross in this memorial which was erected by the Class of 1925, the first to graduate from Houghton . . . Map (db m155776) HM
41New York (Allegany County), New Hudson — Hanging Bog
Hanging Bog is a man-made pond built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's on then federally owned land. In 1962 Hanging Bog was transferred to New York State. The pond is referred to as Hanging Bog because of its unique mat of floating . . . Map (db m86561) HM
42New York (Allegany County), Oil Springs Indian Reservation — 1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927
1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 Forms the first chapter in the development of the petroleum industry in America - a gigantic world enterprise transforming modern life. 1627 Oil in American continent first recorded in this region by the Franciscan . . . Map (db m86604) HM
43New York (Allegany County), Richburg — One Mile East of this Spot
Stands a monument marking the site of the first commercial well in the Richburg Oil Field. Completed April 27, 1881. This marker was erected by local oil producers and the site provided by the Richburg Board of Education.Map (db m88333) HM
44New York (Allegany County), Rushford — The First Oil Well in State of New York
The First Oil Well Drilled in State of New York July 1860 Bopp Farm Rushford TownshipMap (db m176129) HM
45New York (Allegany County), Scio — Town of Scio
The area around Scio was first settled around 1805 by Joseph Knight, a minuteman in the American Revolution. Knights Creek, which flows into the Genesee River near Scio, is named for him. Before getting its final name, Scio was called Bloods Corner . . . Map (db m175123) HM
46New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — 1885 • Fish Survey • 1935
The state-wide watershed survey of fish life was begun here on Duffy Hollow Brook by the conservation department in 1926.Map (db m136688) HM
47New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — David A Howe — 1848-1925
David A Howe, born in West Almond, was raised in Wellsville and attended Dickenson Seminary (present day Lycoming College) in Williamsport, PA. He worked in Wellsville before moving to the Williamsport area where he was involved in many business . . . Map (db m170713) HM
48New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Erie Railroad
Perhaps nothing contributed more to the growth of Wellsville than the arrival of the Erie RR in 1851. The railroad brought many new families and businesses to our area and the population almost doubled in size. The old depot was on Loder Street at . . . Map (db m175134) HM
49New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Gardiner Wells
In 1832 a group of leaders met at Van Buren's Tavern to choose a name for their community. They selected "Wellsville" after Gardiner Wells who was one of the first settlers and the largest landowner. Wells built the first log house on Main Street . . . Map (db m175133) HM
50New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Tanbark City
From 1845 to 1905, Wellsville was home to several tanneries that were reported to be the largest in the world. They provided work for hundreds of people in lumbering and tanning. Hemlock bark was used in the tanning process and was stacked in huge . . . Map (db m175132) HM
51New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Triangle No. 1
First oil well drilled in Allegany County drilled by O.P. Taylor 1879Map (db m65540) HM
52New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Van Buren Hotel & Fassett House
On this site, in 1832, Harmon & Marinda Van Buren built a log house that developed into a hotel, bar, courthouse, and town hall. The house was replaced by the Van Burens with a substantial hotel that was destroyed by fire in 1867. In 1871, Isaac W. . . . Map (db m170709) HM
53New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — William F. Jones 1826-1910 / Gertrude F. Jones 1841-1920
William F Jones, an attorney, banker, and prominent businessman, and his wife Gertrude F. Jones will always be remembered for their generous gift, which made today's Jones Memorial Hospital, a reality. In 1920, they bequeathed their stately home for . . . Map (db m170717) HM
54New York (Allegany County), Whitesville — 7 — Whitesville — Legends & Lore
Hamlet named for Samuel S. White who built its first hotel and framed house on this site in the 1820s.Map (db m173086) HM
55New York (Allegany County), Willing — First Town Meeting
Town of Willing held at home of Hiram York March 2, 1852Map (db m88288) HM
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May. 21, 2022