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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greene County, New York

Clickable Map of Greene 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> Greene County, NY (97) Albany County, NY (332) Columbia County, NY (221) Delaware County, NY (71) Rensselaer County, NY (150) Schoharie County, NY (114) Ulster County, NY (240)  GreeneCounty(97) Greene County (97)  AlbanyCounty(332) Albany County (332)  ColumbiaCounty(221) Columbia County (221)  DelawareCounty(71) Delaware County (71)  RensselaerCounty(150) Rensselaer County (150)  SchoharieCounty(114) Schoharie County (114)  UlsterCounty(240) Ulster County (240)
Adjacent to Greene County, New York
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    Delaware County (71)
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1New York (Greene County), Acra — Thurlow Weed
Born Acra, NY 1797 Founder five political newspapers in NYS 1818-1830 NYS Assemblyman 1825, 1830 Influential in NYS Whig PartyMap (db m136097) HM
2New York (Greene County), Athens — A. Van Loon House
Built in 1724 by Albertus Van Loon occupied as a residence since date of erectionMap (db m125871) HM
3New York (Greene County), Athens — Athens Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who honorably served our countryMap (db m126511) WM
4New York (Greene County), Athens — Jan Van Loon House
Built 1706 by Jan Van Loon chief holder Loonenburgh Pat. 1688. Athens Village first called Loonenburgh.Map (db m126509) HM
5New York (Greene County), Athens — Northrup House
Built 1803 Home of Issac Northrup founder of Athens Village Incorporated 1806Map (db m126510) HM
6New York (Greene County), Athens — Zion Lutheran Church — Justus Falkner — 1703-1723 —
Zion Lutheran Church had as its first pastor Justus Falkner, 1703-1723, ordained-Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1703. His was the first ordination of a Protestant clergyman in AmericaMap (db m162020) HM
7New York (Greene County), Cairo — 1808 Sayre Home
Daniel Sayre purchased 100 acres along Shingle Kill 1794. Shoemaker, justice 1800-1819, 1st town supervisor 1803, elected State Assembly 1804Map (db m130541) HM
8New York (Greene County), Cairo — Bell Factory
of William Barton, earliest American maker of sleigh bells stood on this stream 1828Map (db m131394) HM
9New York (Greene County), Cairo — 456 — Cairo Fairgrounds
Site of Greene County Agricultural Society Fair 1870-1936. Horse racing until 1961. Speedway held stock car races for 6 weeks in 1974.Map (db m131415) HM
10New York (Greene County), Cairo — 233 — County Farm
Erected 1883 to shelter Greene County's sick and destitute. Farm worked by residents. Closed 1962. Converted to County Office Bldg in 1963.Map (db m133071) HM
11New York (Greene County), Cairo — Mowers House
Stage coach stop & inn. Built in 1689Map (db m131396) HM
12New York (Greene County), Cairo — The Catskills — Historic New York
The majestic Catskill Mountains hover over the west bank of the Hudson River as it winds its way south. These gentle peaks with their deep ravines, irregular ridges and rocky slopes long remained wild and desolate. Although small settlements began . . . Map (db m130588) HM
13New York (Greene County), Cairo — 348 — Town of Cairo
Created March 26, 1803 from Towns of Catskill, Coxsackie and Freehold. Originally named Canton. Became Cairo April 6,1808Map (db m129485) HM
14New York (Greene County), Cairo — World War — 1917-1919
. . . Map (db m130539) WM
15New York (Greene County), Catskill — 90th Anniversary of Rip Van Winkle Bridge
Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Mid-Hudson Bridge opened August 25, 1930 Rip Van Winkle Bridge celebrates the 90th Anniversary of their sister bridge. Artist: Jack Kelly, Rip Van Winkle Bridge . . . Map (db m158804) HM
16New York (Greene County), Catskill — Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility — Rip Van Winkle Bridge
This building honors the loyalty and dedication of Edward J. Burns and Aloysius H. Curran. As newly hired toll collectors they were on duty at this bridge when it opened on July 2, 1935. In 43 subsequent years of service, "Mr. Burns" . . . Map (db m116800) HM
17New York (Greene County), Catskill — Catskill Walking Tour — Beattie-Powers Place
James Powers (1782-1868) was a life-long resident of the Village of Catskill, where he lived as a prosperous lawyer, land developer, and gentleman farmer. He served as eighth president of the village and as state senator (1836-39). His . . . Map (db m130578) HM
18New York (Greene County), Catskill — Cross Here and Save Time
Before the construction of highway bridges across the Hudson River, more than 100 ferries provided crucial economic and social links to communities on opposite sides of the river. Ferry service, however, was unpredictable. It was relatively slow . . . Map (db m158664) HM
19New York (Greene County), Catskill — General George Decker
Family home of Catskill native General George Decker appointed by President John F. Kennedy United States Army Chief of Staff 1960-1962Map (db m129479) HM
20New York (Greene County), Catskill — Hamlet of Alsen
Had a cement plant, 2 mushroom farms, a school, post office, 2 grocery stores, railroad station, population about 300Map (db m129480) HM
21New York (Greene County), Catskill — Hamlet of Cementon
At one time, had an elementary school, a church, a railroad station, a post office, 5 grocery stores, a large cement plant, 1 ice house & a population of about 800Map (db m129481) HM
22New York (Greene County), Catskill — Hop-O-Nose
Site of Indian village purchased from the Indians in 1682. Loveridge PatentMap (db m129477) HM
23New York (Greene County), Catskill — Martin Van Buren
8th President of the U.S. was married in this house to Hannah Hoes in 1807. House built in 1797Map (db m127871) HM
24New York (Greene County), Catskill — 564 — Railway Bridge
Completed 1882 as first of 3 crossings of Catskill Creek for Catskill Mountain Railway. Took steamboat passengers to summer resorts in mountains.Map (db m162019) HM
25New York (Greene County), Catskill — Stone House
Built in 1762 by Lieut. Col. Cornelis Dubois. Surrender of Cornwallis celebrated hereMap (db m127872) HM
26New York (Greene County), Catskill — The World War
Dedicated to the men who served in the Tenth New York Infantry July 15, 1917-July 8, 1919 N.G.U.S. Lieut. Col. Albert Saulpaugh Captain Percy W. Decker Adj. Sergt. Major Wm. Hock Company E Captain Daniel J. Cassidy . . . Map (db m129546) WM
27New York (Greene County), Catskill — Uncle Sam
Samuel Wilson, “Uncle Sam” the official symbol of the United States, lived here 1817-1823Map (db m127870) HM
28New York (Greene County), Catskill — Uncle Sam Bridge
Samuel Wilson, whose name inspired national symbol “Uncle Sam” lived nearby from 1817-1822Map (db m127981) HM
29New York (Greene County), Catskill — Wanatonka Island
Henry Hudson and his ship the Half Moon, stopped here in 1609Map (db m130547) HM
30New York (Greene County), Coxsackie — “First House On The Hill”
Built by Dr. John Ely of Newry, Albany County, about the year 1800.Map (db m150129) HM
31New York (Greene County), Coxsackie — Coxsackie — World War II — Honoring Those Who Served Our Country —
Honor Roll (names not transcribed)Map (db m130611) WM
32New York (Greene County), Coxsackie — Coxsackie World War II Memorial
1941 In Memory Of 1945 Those Who Gave Their Lives In World War II Albright, Donald C. Ames, Milton H. Ballieul, Ferdinand A. Hallenbeck, Lawrence E. Hallenbeck, W. Harding Hotaling, Earl O. Irving, John D. Mattice, Lawrence C. . . . Map (db m150302) WM
33New York (Greene County), Coxsackie — Honor Roll — "That Liberty Justice and Equity Might Not Perish"
In memory of the the boys from Coxsackie, N.Y. who answered their country's call in the World War.Map (db m131131) WM
34New York (Greene County), Coxsackie — In Memory
In memory of those who served in with honor in Korea and VietnamMap (db m130613) WM
35New York (Greene County), Coxsackie — Reformed Low Dutch Church — of Katskill and Kochs Hacky — Organized Feb 25, 1731/32 —
First church building , 1733-1798, about 1/4 mile west on north side of road. Second church building, 1798-1861, on south side of road nearly opposite the first. Present building erected 1861. Pastors' names not transcribedMap (db m130612) HM
36New York (Greene County), Coxsackie — 562 — Village Cemetery
"Mansion St. Cemetery" Resting place of residents and veterans 1826-1974. Burials as early as 1800 were transferred here.Map (db m135678) HM
37New York (Greene County), Durham — Meeting House Hill — 1/2 mile to
Bronze tablet and boulder mark the site of first Presbyterian church, Durham. Organized november 8,1792Map (db m131420) HM
38New York (Greene County), East Durham — Drill Grounds
Militia War of 1812. Col. Ezra Post commandingMap (db m131400) HM
39New York (Greene County), East Durham — John E. Lawe — (February 26, 1919 - January 5,1989) — Champion of the Working Man —
John Edward Lawe, stood tall in the U.S. labor movement, a union man all his working life: 35 years with the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO as a dues-paying member, officer and international president (1985-1989). He was a dynamic . . . Map (db m131425) HM
40New York (Greene County), East Durham — R.R. Disaster
In 1840, one half mile east, train plunged through trestle into creek at High Rock ended career of Canajoharie Catskill RailroadMap (db m131389) HM
41New York (Greene County), East Durham — Stone Bridge
Built 1800 as part of Susquehanna TurnpikeMap (db m131398) HM
42New York (Greene County), Elka Park — One Hundredth Anniversary — 1885-1985
This tablet commemorates the hundredth anniversary of New York State's Forest Preserve. The surrounding mountains, streams, and woodlands remain a legacy from the past protected by the constitution of New York State. They represent a heritage for . . . Map (db m127694) HM
43New York (Greene County), Greenville — 1635 English Lawyer
1635 English Lawyer John Stevens to New England. In 1995, Family marked 360 yrs. in America. 1641 John at Stamford, CT. 1793 Ruben to Greenville. 1827, James buys this 1790’s house from E. Reed. Stevens Homestead 1827 - . . . Map (db m140977) HM
44New York (Greene County), Greenville — Benjamin Spees
Settled here in 1791 in a log cabin built by a ToryMap (db m129502) HM
45New York (Greene County), Greenville — Brandy Hill
Brandy Hill Settled 1790's by Rundle and Butler Families. Site of Cider Mill, Hotel, Stage Coach Stop, Tin Shop, Church, Saw Mill and FarmsMap (db m140971) HM
46New York (Greene County), Greenville — Early Sawmill
Owned and operated by Eleazer Knowles stood on this siteMap (db m129488) HM
47New York (Greene County), Greenville — Edwin L. Drake
Pioneer in U.S. oil industry drilled first oil well in Titusville, PA Aug. 27, 1859 Born Greenville, NY Mar. 29, 1819 Died Bethlehem, PA Nov. 8, 1880. Map (db m129492) HM
48New York (Greene County), Greenville — First School
Cabin built of logs stood on this site. First teacher was a son of Rev. Beriah HotchkinMap (db m131669) HM
49New York (Greene County), Greenville — Greenville
1803 town taken from Freehold and Coxsackie, called Greenfield, first town meeting held 1809 Named GreenvilleMap (db m129490) HM
50New York (Greene County), Greenville — Grist Mill
Grist mill erected here in 1785 by David Hickcock and Davis DenningMap (db m129489) HM
51New York (Greene County), Greenville — Talmage-Atwater
Home of families for 170 years. Built in 1792.Map (db m129495) HM
52New York (Greene County), Haines Falls — Haines Falls
Originally called Haines Corners. Founded by Edward Haines, one of three brothers who came to the mountains during the Revolution. Home to the grand hotels of the 19th century - the Catskill Mountain House and the Hotel Kaaterskill.Map (db m147049) HM
53New York (Greene County), Haines Falls — Haines Falls Honor Roll
WWI Ward Bovee • Elvin Firmalino • Joseph Gilespie • Albert Hommel • Arthur Layman • George Linzey • George F. Proser • Henry Renner • John Renner • Howard Thorne• Cecil Woodard WWII Harold F. Layman • Charles B. Legg . . . Map (db m147234) WM
54New York (Greene County), Haines Falls — Kaaterskill Falls
New York State's highest waterfalls, one of the most celebrated scenic sites in 19th century America, painted several times by Thomas Cole and most of the artists of the Hudson River School. Also a favorite spot for American writers.Map (db m147045) HM
55New York (Greene County), Haines Falls — The Kiersted Tannery
Site of the Kiersted tannery off Route 23A, at the foot of Buttermilk Falls. A few foundations remain of this tannery which was once surrounded by a settlement called East Hunter, with school and post office.Map (db m147059) HM
56New York (Greene County), Haines Falls — Welcome to the Kaaterskill Rail Trail
Step Back in Time on the KRT The Northern Catskills area is one of the earliest vacation destinations in America. In the early 1800s "going to the Catskills” meant going to the Kaaterskill Region. Haines Falls and the nearby Catskill . . . Map (db m147219) HM
57New York (Greene County), Hannacroix — Catskill Mountains — Historic New York
The deep ravines, irregular ridges and rocky slopes of the Catskill Mountains long remained wild and desolate. Small settlements began in mountain valleys before the American Revolution. After the war, population grew steadily as New Englanders . . . Map (db m28598) HM
58New York (Greene County), Hensonville — First Log House
Built here in 1818 by John Henson, founder of HensonvilleMap (db m132526) HM
59New York (Greene County), Hunter — Hunter
. . . Map (db m159030) HM
60New York (Greene County), Hunter — Hunter
Originally Edwardsville. First covered tannery in Greene County built here by Col. William EdwardsMap (db m159036) HM
61New York (Greene County), Hunter — Hunter War Memorial
Top Plaques: In Honor Of The Men And Women Of Hunter Who Served Their Country In World War II and In Memory Of Those Who Died That We Might Live Abramson, Ephraim M. · Benjamin, H. Chester. · Benjamin, Dayton L. . . . Map (db m159042) WM
62New York (Greene County), Hunter — State Land — 1885 - 1935
Leaving/Entering forest preserve. Acquired 1909. A part of 2,370,000 acres of wild forest maintained for free public use.Map (db m147192) HM
63New York (Greene County), Jefferson Heights — Capt. Joseph Allen
House built in 1814 by Capt. Joseph Allen, sea captain during the RevolutionMap (db m127859) HM
64New York (Greene County), Jefferson Heights — Footpath
From old Indian fort called Casteel Hoogte to CoxsackieMap (db m127858) HM
65New York (Greene County), Jefferson Heights — Jefferson Heights War Memorial
In memory of all veterans Donated by VFW Post 770Map (db m149335) WM
66New York (Greene County), Jefferson Heights — Paper Mill
First in Greene County 1/4 mile at foot of hill Built in 1800 by Nathan BenjaminMap (db m149416) HM
67New York (Greene County), Jefferson Heights — Rev. Johannes Schuneman
Home of Rev. Johannes Schuneman “Dutch Dominie of the Catskills" Built 1792Map (db m149329) HM
68New York (Greene County), Lanesville — State Land — 1885 - 1935
Entering forest preserve. Acquired 1909. A part of 2,370,000 acres of wild forest maintained for free public use.Map (db m147190) HM
69New York (Greene County), Leeds — First Log House
Site of the first log house in this village 1675 stood about 100 feet south along road to fording placeMap (db m130576) HM
70New York (Greene County), Leeds — Old Inn
Old inn of Martin G. Schuneman. Built 1796Map (db m130543) HM
71New York (Greene County), Leeds — Pachquiack
“Open Country” purchased from Indians by Jan Bronk, 1675. Formerly Madison, now Leeds.Map (db m130542) HM
72New York (Greene County), Leeds — World War II Memorial
Of the men and women of Leeds who served in the armed forces in World War II. [names not transcribed]Map (db m130544) WM
73New York (Greene County), Lexington — Town of Lexington War Memorial
Honoring Those Of The Town Of Lexington Who Served In World War I And II For The Freedom of Men Everywhere World War I Bailey, Walter E. • Bailey, Wynford B. • Beggs, George • Bloodgood, Edward • Clough, Frank • Decker, . . . Map (db m147235) WM
74New York (Greene County), New Baltimore — Recycled Plastic Bridge
This experimental bowstring truss is the world's first bridge made of recycled plastic lumber, and is comprised of 68,000 one gallon milk jugs. Built in October 2000, it was instrumented and load tested beyond 15 tons.Map (db m158563) HM
75New York (Greene County), New Baltimore — 352 — Stanton Hill
Cemetery began as Quaker burial ground. Headstones date from 1826. Incorporated as cemetery association in 1907.Map (db m132784) HM
76New York (Greene County), Norton Hill — Manor House
Built 1793 by Major Augustine Prevost for years the center of social and political activities in this regionMap (db m145099) HM
77New York (Greene County), Oak Hill — Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m145171) HM
78New York (Greene County), Oak Hill — 254 — Oak Hill Historic District
Oak Hill Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m145170) HM
79New York (Greene County), Oak Hill — Oak Hill Malleable Iron Co.
Site Oak Hill Malleable Iron Co. 1833-1864 Cheritree Foundry successors Map (db m145101) HM
80New York (Greene County), Oak Hill — The Mrs. Osborn House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The Mrs. Osborn House c.1850 Map (db m145113) HM
81New York (Greene County), Palenville — Rip Van Winkle Trail
Legendary Rip Van Winkle Trail Route 23A, scenic route from Palenville to Haines Falls, following the footsteps of the legendary Rip Van Winkle and his faithful dog, Wolf. Built by convict labor 1914-1921.Map (db m147154) HM
82New York (Greene County), Palenville — State Land — 1885-1935
Leaving/Entering forest preserve acquired 1931. A part of 2,370,000 acres of wild forest maintained for free public use.Map (db m147155) HM
83New York (Greene County), Prattsville — Art Flick
Art Flick Aug. 3, 1904 - Aug. 30, 1985 Dedicated conservationist and sportsman Art loved the Schoharie. Here he helped establish the first "fish-for-fun” area in New York State and secured many miles of public fishing rights. Here he . . . Map (db m159038) HM
84New York (Greene County), Prattsville — Col. Zadock Pratt
Homestead of town founder Col. Zadock Pratt. Tanner, banker, legislator. Planned village, built homes and world's largest tannery. Oct. 30, 1790 - April 5, 1871.Map (db m132716) HM
85New York (Greene County), Prattsville — Pratt Rock
Zadock Pratt October 30, 1790 to April 6, 1871 Born in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York Buried in Prattsville, New York Cemetery Tanner, Farmer, Builder, Banker U.S. Congressman (1837-1839; 1843-1845) Wives: Beda . . . Map (db m137374) HM
86New York (Greene County), Prattsville — Reformed Church
First In Mountain Towns Of Green County Organized in 1798 Built in 1804 Map (db m62449) HM
87New York (Greene County), Prattsville — World War — Prattsville Honor Roll
Charles W. Bouton Herbert M. Carman Weldon W. Conine Frank W. Dunham Claude M. Fowler John D. Groves Peter M. Hanley David Holland Harvey E. Ives Norman E. Kinney Charles M. Madden Ennist R. Newbury Albert N. O’Hara Thomas . . . Map (db m132643) HM
88New York (Greene County), South Cairo — 673 — South Cairo Depot
South Cairo Depot opened here July 28, 1882. Served Catskill Mountain Railway until May 1919 carrying passengers & freight to resorts in mountains.Map (db m158682) HM
89New York (Greene County), Tannersville — 52 — Rip Van Winkle
Twenty year's sleep and thunderous nine-pin game, Irving's 1819 short story gave Catskill Mountains its famous Dutch character.Map (db m147099) HM
90New York (Greene County), Tannersville — Tannersville — The Painted Village In The Sky — Historic Tannersville: Tanneries & Tourism —
The heart of the Catskills, Tannersville, New York has been aptly called "The Painted Village in the Sky” due to the fact that most buildings in the village have been painted in cheery, vibrant colors. Milo Claude Moseman, a tireless . . . Map (db m147102) HM
91New York (Greene County), Tannersville — Tannersville
Settled shortly after the Revolution, originally a small settlement surrounding a tannery, Tannersville became a bustling summer resort village after trains came, in 1882.Map (db m147113) HM
92New York (Greene County), Tannersville — Tannersville School Ground Improvements
Tannersville School Ground Improvements constructed by Work Projects Administration 1938 - 1940 Sponsored by Board of Education School District No. IMap (db m147185) HM
93New York (Greene County), Tannersville — Town of Hunter World War Memorial
A Testimonial Of Gratitude And Appreciation In Honor Of The Young Men Of The Town Of Hunter Who Served Our Country In The World War Of 1914-1918 Ackert, Ernest • †Adkins, John D. • Baldwin, Horace G. • Baldwin, Vaille S. • . . . Map (db m147208) WM
94New York (Greene County), Windham — 1785
Against this rock Windham's first settler George L. Stimpson erected a log cabinMap (db m132632) HM
95New York (Greene County), Windham — Early Church
First congregational church of Ashland built here in Old Windham 1799.Map (db m132525) HM
96New York (Greene County), Windham — In Honor
of the citizens of the Town of Windham, N.Y. who served their country during the World War 1917-1919 (names not transcribed)Map (db m132654) WM
97New York (Greene County), Windham — Trinity Church
Incorporated May 20, 1799. Earliest Episcopal organization of old Town of WindhamMap (db m132635) HM
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