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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin County, New York

Clickable Map of Franklin 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> Franklin County, NY (51) Clinton County, NY (104) Essex County, NY (189) Hamilton County, NY (14) St. Lawrence County, NY (159)  FranklinCounty(51) Franklin County (51)  ClintonCounty(104) Clinton County (104)  EssexCounty(189) Essex County (189)  HamiltonCounty(14) Hamilton County (14)  St.LawrenceCounty(159) St. Lawrence County (159)
Adjacent to Franklin County, New York
    Clinton County (104)
    Essex County (189)
    Hamilton County (14)
    St. Lawrence County (159)
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1New York (Franklin County), Bangor — Bangor's First Settler
Bangor's First Settler Joseph Plumb, Revolutionary soldier, came from Brattleboro, VT. to this farm, with oxen yoked on a sled. — Map (db m79176) HM
2New York (Franklin County), Bangor — Floyd F. Malette
born May 29, 1898, killed in action Oct. 18, 1918, in battle at La Selle River, enlisted April 18, 1917, Co. K, 1st Infantry, 27th Division, U.S.A. 107th Infantry. — Map (db m78991) WM
3New York (Franklin County), Bangor — In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes — 1861-1865.
1897 In Memory Of Our Fallen Heroes. 1851-1865. BANGOR — Map (db m78908) WM
4New York (Franklin County), Bangor — World War II
World War II Milford Carbino Kenneth Harwood Morris Monica Wayne Peck — Map (db m78992) WM
5New York (Franklin County), Brainardsville — Catalan Forge
On this site was built in 1874 the world's largest Catalan Forge Abandoned in 1893. — Map (db m57267) HM
6New York (Franklin County), Brushton — Chalybeate Springs
★ Chalybeate Springs Famous in the 1800's. Excursion trains to these mineral springs brought many seeking their therapeutic value. Ό Mi. N. — Map (db m79133) HM
7New York (Franklin County), Chateaugay — First Foundry
1861 — Built by E.A. Keeler 1865 — Sold to Lyman Moore 1870 — Carding mill added 1870 — Sold to E.A. Keeler 1871 — Mill burned — Map (db m147433) HM
8New York (Franklin County), Chateaugay — Nathan Beman — Grave Site
B. 1757 • D. 1846 In 1776 he led Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys into Fort TI. Aiding in its capture from the British — Map (db m147432) HM
9New York (Franklin County), Chateaugay — Tannery
Established here ca 1820 1820-1829 — Col. Thos. Smith 1829-1876 — William Derby 1879-1891 — William Douglas 1891 — Destroyed by fire — Map (db m147434) HM
10New York (Franklin County), Constable — Man Homestead
Man Homestead Occupied by Dr. Albon and Alric Man, brothers, from Vermont 1802. House built prior to 1810. Both officers in War of 1812 — Map (db m79177) HM
11New York (Franklin County), Fort Covington — Fort Covington — New York — 1790 —
First named French Mills in the 1790's by immigrant settlers who came from lower Canada to work in the Robertson and Buchanan Mills on the Salmon River. In 1817 it was renamed Fort Covington in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington, who died . . . — Map (db m79371) HM WM
12New York (Franklin County), Fort Covington — Fort Covington, New York
Fort Covington, New York First called "French Mills". In 1812 changed to its present name in honor of Brig. Gen'l. Leonard Covington who lost his life in the War of 1812. — Map (db m79372) HM
13New York (Franklin County), Fort Covington — On This Building Site was Headquarters of General Jacob Brown
This building was headquarters of General Jacob Brown American Army officer during winter of 1813-14 in War of 1812 — Map (db m79206) WM
14New York (Franklin County), Fort Covington — On This Site was Built in 1812 a Blockhouse
On this site was built in 1812 a blockhouse used to shelter sick and wounded after the retreat from Chryslers Field in 1813 — Map (db m79370) HM WM
15New York (Franklin County), Fort Covington — This Memorial is Dedicated by the Town of Ft. Covington
This memorial is dedicated by the Town of Ft. Covington to all who fought to obtain and preserve the freedom of this great nation — Map (db m79249) WM
16New York (Franklin County), Fort Covington — War of 1812
War of 1812 Site of winter quarters of General Wilkinson's Army after defeat at Chrysler's Field in War of 1812. — Map (db m79273) HM WM
17New York (Franklin County), Fort Covington — War of 1812
War of 1812 On this site, a former hotel, was held the funeral of Brig. Gen'l. Leonard Covington, a casualty of the Battle of Chrysler's Field. — Map (db m79369) HM WM
18New York (Franklin County), Lake Saranac — Hotel Saranac
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1927 — Map (db m147493) HM
19New York (Franklin County), Malone — Almanzo Wilder
Home of Almanzo Wilder from 1857-c.1875. His boyhood experiences here described by his wife Laura Ingalls Wilder, the writer, in Farmer Boy. — Map (db m57266) HM
20New York (Franklin County), Malone — Arsenal Green
Deeded to state 1812 for public parade ground. Used on training days. Stone arsenal built 1812, remained until about 1855 — Map (db m57265) HM
21New York (Franklin County), Malone — Congregational Church
Organized 1807. First church building in county 1826: Second 1856: Present 1883. First pastor, Ashbel Parmelee — Map (db m57264) HM
22New York (Franklin County), Malone — Foote Tavern
Site of Foote Tavern 1807-13: U.S. Hospital 1813-14. Original House moved to Franklin Street 1892 and site used for Armory — Map (db m57261) HM
23New York (Franklin County), Malone — Franklin Co. Fair
Held here since 1852 and described by L.I. Wilder in Farmer Boy. Marshalling site for two Irish Fenian invasions of Canada. — Map (db m57179) HM
24New York (Franklin County), Malone — Historic Malone — Star of the North
SETTLEMENT On this site, known as 'The Center', the village that became Malone was first settled in 1802. Harison Academy, the first public building, was erected in 1806 on land donated by the community's proprietor, Richard Harison, Esq. In . . . — Map (db m78997) HM
25New York (Franklin County), Malone — Home of William Almon Wheeler
Home of William Almon Wheeler 1819-87; attorney, banker, Assemblyman, State Senator, Congressman, Vice-President of United States 1877-81. — Map (db m78983) HM
26New York (Franklin County), Malone — Non Sibi Sed Patriae — Malone Civil War Monument
Non Sibi Sed Patriae 1893. January 1, 1863. Emancipation {Translation: Not for himself but for his country}Map (db m78910) WM
27New York (Franklin County), Malone — The Congressional Medal of Honor
The highest United States military decoration, awarded by the President in the name of Congress to members of the armed forces for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidy against the enemy, at risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty. The medal . . . — Map (db m78914) WM
28New York (Franklin County), Malone — To the Memory of All Men of Franklin County, N.Y.
To the memory of all men of Franklin County, N.Y. who gave their lives in the World War — Map (db m78984) WM
29New York (Franklin County), Moira — Site of First Starch Factory
Site of first Starch Factory in Town of Moira. Built 1851 by Col. C. A. Stone and Capt. Wm. A. Tupper — Map (db m79118) HM
30New York (Franklin County), Moira — Site of Home, Luther Bradish
Site of Home Luther Bradish Lt. Gov. New York 1838-40 Speaker of Assembly in 1838 Special United States Envoy to Constantinople, 1820 — Map (db m79117) HM
31New York (Franklin County), Moira — T38 Jet Trainer
T38 Jet Trainer Place in service - 1961, Decommissioned - 1994 Built by Northrup corp. 46ft. 4 1/2 in. long 12ft. 10 1/2 in. high 25ft. 3in. wingspan Speed - 812 mph —————— Dedicated November 1996 to all . . . — Map (db m79132) HM
32New York (Franklin County), Moira — Union Church
Union Church Erected here about 1833 by Christian and M. E. denominations First church in county Present church built 1867 — Map (db m79115) HM
33New York (Franklin County), Paul Smiths — Forest Fire — 1885 - 1935
During October 1908 DeBar Mt. was burned over by a forest fire that extended to 6,000 acres. Prevent forest fires. — Map (db m57180) HM
34New York (Franklin County), Paul Smiths — Pettis' Grave
C. R. Pettis, Supt. State Forests 1910-1927 "Father Of Reforestation" In New York" Is Buried In The Adjacent Cemetery. — Map (db m75695) HM
35New York (Franklin County), Paul Smiths — Teddy Roosevelt's Journal Walk — Barnum Brook Trail
Welcome to TR's Journal Walk - the Barnum Brook Trail. While Teddy Roosevelt was a teenager in the 1870's, he visited Paul Smiths Hotel four times and honed his skills as a naturalist, with special interest in birds. His Journals of the day . . . — Map (db m125099) HM
36New York (Franklin County), Paul Smiths — The Site of Camp S-60 — Barnum Pond - Town of Brighton — 1933-1942 —
The Site of Camp S-60 Barnum Pond - Town of Brighton 1933-1942 U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 220 Paul Smiths, N.Y. Honored for these accomp[lishments: Fought fires, helped build Meacham Lake and Fish Creek Campsites, . . . — Map (db m57181) HM
37New York (Franklin County), Saint Regis Falls — Forest Fire — 1885 - 1935
Fires. The first in May 1903 burned 10,000 acres from Daniels to Rice Mts. Prevent Forest Fires. — Map (db m152494) HM
38New York (Franklin County), Saint Regis Falls — Jennings Road
Used by US troops War of 1812 marching west from Lake Champlain to Lake Ontario. — Map (db m152492) HM
39New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — Making History in Saranac Lake — Linwood Cottage
From The Cure to Main Street Business The Evans cottage (seen above on the left) was just north of the Linwood. Shown from the front here, the Evans was built in the classic Adirondack style of the day with a wrap-around front porch . . . — Map (db m147494) HM
40New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — Making History in Saranac Lake — Heavyweights & Intellectuals
Saranac Lake has been the “Gateway to the Wilderness” since the 1850s. With the arrival of the railroad came an eclectic assortment of travelers who made history in Saranac Lake. The early 1900s saw Saranac Lake become a fashionable . . . — Map (db m147496) HM
41New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — Making History in Saranac Lake — Trains, Planes & Stagecoach
The Adirondack Scenic Rail Road offers service between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid seasonally, reminiscent of early travel by train and stagecoach. Since the 1800s visitors and residents have arrived in the mountains by many means of transportation . . . — Map (db m147526) HM
42New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — The Union Depot
Village History Saranac Lake was first settled in 1819, and grew with the development of a dam and sawmill on the Saranac River. Along with logging, lodging and guiding summer visitors to the woods were the principal occupations. After E. L. . . . — Map (db m147495) HM
43New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — Town of Saranac Lake WW I Memorial
. . . — Map (db m153335) WM
44New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — Trudeau Memorial
In this building, the practice of medicine commenced in 1891. It was begun by Edward Livingston Trudeau, continued by his son Francis Berger Trudeau and perpetuated and expanded by his grandson Francis Berger Trudeau, Jr. as Medical Associates of . . . — Map (db m147492) HM
45New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — Wilderness Lady
Martha Reben 1911-1964 Her life here and her books about the Adirondacks inspired many. — Map (db m57312) HM
46New York (Franklin County), St. Regis Mohawk Reservation — Akwesasne (AH kwey ZAH sney) — An Enduring Native Culture
Cultural Heritage- Ancient cultures flourished on abundant natural resources along the Seaway Trail. First Inhabitants Native people have lived here for thousands of years, using the natural resources found on land and in water. . . . — Map (db m79279) HM
47New York (Franklin County), Tupper Lake — Bernhard E. Fernow
This Forest Plantation and Trail dedicated to Bernhard E. Fernow, 1851-1923. “I have been unusually lucky to see the results of my work. I have been a plowman who hardly expected to see the crop greening, yet fate has been good to me in . . . — Map (db m1056) HM
48New York (Franklin County), Tupper Lake — The Big Mill
Here stood, from 1890-1930, the North Country's largest sawmill built by John Hurd. It had the longest bandsaw in the world and twice broke the world's record for lumber sawed in a day. The Santa Clara Lumber Co. was its main operator. Hundreds of . . . — Map (db m57118) HM
49New York (Franklin County), Westville — In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country
In honor of those who served our country in World War II — Map (db m79190) WM
50New York (Franklin County), Westville — Site of First Church in Westville
Site of first church in Westville Westville Free Church Erected in 1837 — Map (db m79186) HM
51New York (Franklin County), Westville — To The Memory of Westville Soldiers
To the memory of Westville soldiers who served in the World War — Map (db m79188) WM
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Mar. 8, 2021