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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Onondaga County, New York

Clickable Map of Onondaga 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> Onondaga County, NY (178) Cayuga County, NY (169) Cortland County, NY (58) Madison County, NY (76) Oswego County, NY (78)  OnondagaCounty(178) Onondaga County (178)  CayugaCounty(169) Cayuga County (169)  CortlandCounty(58) Cortland County (58)  MadisonCounty(76) Madison County (76)  OswegoCounty(78) Oswego County (78)
Adjacent to Onondaga County, New York
    Cayuga County (169)
    Cortland County (58)
    Madison County (76)
    Oswego County (78)
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1New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — Log Cabin Site
Jonas Baldwin founder of Baldwinsville, built the first log cabin on the north side of the Seneca River near this spot in 1807.Map (db m65339) HM
2New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — Mrs. I.L. Crego House
Mrs. I.L. Crego House This Italianate-Style home, c.1879, was designed for Charlotte & Ira Lyons Crego by the region's foremost architect of the late 19th C. Archimedes Russell.Map (db m83851) HM
3New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — The Old Yard
The Old Yard Early settler John McHarrie buried on his property 1807 his wife Lydia buried 1818. Dr. Jonas Baldwin & wife. Eliza W. Buried here 1827. Map (db m83815) HM
4New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — 237 — World War II
Site of New York Ordnance Works 1942-1945. Manufactured "Explosive D" used in armor piercing shells.Map (db m133163) HM
5New York (Onondaga County), Brewerton — Early School
Here stood schoolhouse; District No. 1, built 1824. First district school in Town of Cicero.Map (db m143153) HM
6New York (Onondaga County), Brewerton — Techiroguen
Site of Indian village Techiroguen visited by Le Moyne 1654 and by La Salle 1673 Map (db m84022) HM
7New York (Onondaga County), Camillus — 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct
[Obverse]: 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct Built 1842 By NY State. In Use 1845 - 1918, Replacing 1819 Aqueduct Located Just Downstream. One of 32 On The 19th Century Erie Canal. Canal Society of N.Y.S. . . . Map (db m24186) HM
8New York (Onondaga County), Camillus — George Geddes Farm
George Geddes Farm Chosen best in state in 1846. Frederick Law Olmsted; designer of Central Park, apprenticed here that year. Stone barn remains. Map (db m122830) HM
9New York (Onondaga County), Camillus — Paddock Mill
Flour & grist mill built in 1826-27 by Nathan Paddock. Sold to Modern Tissue Corp in 1936 called Amboy Paper Mill since. Closed 1958.Map (db m86484) HM
10New York (Onondaga County), Cardiff — Cardiff Giant
Disinterred near this village on Oct. 16, 1869. Represented as a petrified prehistoric man, it was subsequently proved a hoax.Map (db m40055) HM
11New York (Onondaga County), Cardiff — The Cardiff Giant
Discovered here October 16, 1869. It was proved a hoax, one of the greatest public deceptions in American history.Map (db m40056) HM
12New York (Onondaga County), Cicero — Childhood Home
Childhood Home Matilda Joslyn Gage 1826-98 writer and activist leader of New York and national woman sufferage associations. Staunch abolitionist. Map (db m83972) HM
13New York (Onondaga County), Cicero — John Leach
Made first settlement at Cicero Corners in 1802. Kept a tavern in loghouse.Map (db m82322) HM
14New York (Onondaga County), Clay — Cigarville Station
Built 1871 - served Syracuse Northern RR - burned and rebuilt about 1890. Renamed Clay Station 1903. First PO in town. D. Sotherden, OwnerMap (db m65338) HM
15New York (Onondaga County), Clay — Oak Orchard
Oak Orchard Sacred area for natives Haudenosaunee gathering, fishing and fording place. Site of massacre of Haudenosaunee people. Map (db m83896) HM
16New York (Onondaga County), Clay — Pine Plains
Pine Plains First burial April 9, 1812. Inc. 1886 from Shaver Cemetery and other farm land. Veterans of Revolutionary & Civil Wars and other wars buried here. Map (db m83876) HM
17New York (Onondaga County), East Syracuse — Alexander D. Ellis
In memory of Alexander D. Ellis One of the founders of the Village of East Syracuse, New York 1834-1927Map (db m145119) HM
18New York (Onondaga County), East Syracuse — East Syracuse War Memorial
Tribute to the Men of East Syracuse Who Served The Country during the World War World War 1917   1918 Honor Roll Abend Herman · Abend Raymond · Albertson Edward · ★Butler Arthur W. · Brown Paul · Bullion Ambrose . . . Map (db m145117) WM
19New York (Onondaga County), East Syracuse — For God and Country
To honor and commemorate Town of Dewitt veterans of all wars who fought for our countryMap (db m145120) WM
20New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Built about 1820
Home of Col. John Stevens, Onondaga County Militia, War of 1812Map (db m139627) HM
21New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Built Circa 1835
For Nathan Munro's tin shop 1870 Elbridge Glove & Mitten 1885 Harrington's Drug Store 1934-53 Red & White store 1953-61 U.S. Post OfficeMap (db m139628) HM
22New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Doman House
First electrically lighted house in Onondaga County. Brothers Lewis B., 20, Albert E., 17 and George D., 14, built generator to provide power to home in 1887.Map (db m139635) HM
23New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Elbridge
Congregational Church First church in area organized in 1800. Church building 1824 Elbridge Community Church 1945Map (db m139575) HM
24New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Elbridge Central
School- November 1, 1928 First central school in Onondaga County. Jordan-Elbridge Central School May 9, 1961.Map (db m139573) HM
25New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — First Log Cabin
Near This Site First Log Cabin In the Town of Elbridge Built by Josiah Buck 1793Map (db m108730) HM
26New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Industrial Area1797-1929
Employed up to 600. Grist mill, chair factories piano player co., Dyneto Co., paper mill, distillery bicycle factory, many othersMap (db m139616) HM
27New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Jordan Lock 51
1847 Enlarged Erie Canal Replaced Jordan Village Lock Expanded to Double Lock 1884 Locks Lengthened Power Winch Used to Lock Map (db m109249) HM
28New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Munro Collegiate Institute
Site of the Munro Collegiate Institute private secondary school Nathan Munro, founder, 1835. Relocated to this site 1854, closed 1901.Map (db m139572) HM
29New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — This Lot
This lot was part of military tract of Capt. Wm. Stevens, member Mass. Society [of the] Cincinnati; First State Superintendent of Salt Industry.Map (db m139583) HM
30New York (Onondaga County), Fabius — Oldest Frame House
In Town of Pompay Built by Ebenezer Handy, 1806Map (db m143907) HM
31New York (Onondaga County), Fabius — Timothy Jerome
Log cabin site and farm land purchased in 1793 first Fabius supervisor great great granduncle of Sir Winston ChurchillMap (db m127575) HM
32New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Civil War Memorial
(right side) Killed In Battle L.A. Darling 1861 • Alanson Parsons 1862 • Wm. Pettis 1862 • G.H. Richardson 1863 • Wallace Balsley 1863 • M.P. Boyington 1863 • David Collison 1863 • Joseph Seon 1863 • Lucius Louis 1863 • Geo. Kipperly . . . Map (db m143988) WM
33New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Fayetteville
First called 'Manlius Four Corners'; Settled in 1791 by Origen Eaton and Joshua Knowlton. Boyhood home   of Grover   Cleveland Map (db m139571) HM
34New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Grover Cleveland
U.S. President 1884 - 1888 and 1892 - 1896. His boyhood home is the first house on the left north of the corner house.Map (db m96143) HM
35New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Matilda Joslyn Gage
Nationally known abolition and women's rights advocate Lived here from 1854 until her death in 1898Map (db m142703) HM
36New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Matilda Joslyn Gage Home
"There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven. That word is Liberty!" reads Matilda Joslyn Gage's tombstone. Gage worked throughout her life (1826-1898) to extend liberty and equality to women and to those held in slavery. In her childhood, . . . Map (db m142753) HM
37New York (Onondaga County), Jamesville — On-On-Da-Ga
Site of Indian village and stockade enclosing about ten acres, with forty additional acres adjoining under cultivation. Located just east of this place burned by the Indians at the time of Frontenac's invasion August 3, 1696. Site of Father . . . Map (db m131790) HM
38New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — Erie Canal
Opened 1819 in Jordan Abandoned Fall of 1917 Aqueduct built 1841 when the canal was enlarged Canal Park built 1932Map (db m12544) HM
39New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — Jordan
White Mill Built 1812. Millers of fine flour First mill to use roller system in milling of flourMap (db m153639) HM
40New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — 7 — Locktender’s House
Locktender’s house served Erie Canal Lock 51 located west of Jordan. Lock active ca. 1858-1917. This rare Erie Canal bldg. moved here 1988 and restored.Map (db m153650) HM
41New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — 362 — Sheldon Peck
Renowned early American folk artist, portrait painter and abolitionist, lived on this lot with his family from 1828 to 1836.Map (db m127995) HM
42New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — Sperry & Rockwell
Maker of wheelbarrows used on the Erie Canal and sold around the world. Building built 1870 after 1830 building burned.Map (db m153668) HM
43New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — The Canalway Trail: Jordan/Jordan Aqueduct and Summit
Welcome to the Canalway Trail System offering hundreds of miles of scenic trails and numerous parks for walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and other recreational activities. The Canalway Trail parallels the New York State Canal System, . . . Map (db m153875) HM
44New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — The Canalway Trail:Elbridge/Lock 51
Welcome to the Canalway Trail System offering hundreds of miles of scenic trails and numerous parks for walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and other recreational activities. The Canalway Trail parallels the New York State Canal System, . . . Map (db m153837) HM
45New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — The H. Dodge House
First Elbridge town meeting April 27, 1829 Timothy Brown -Supervisor James McClure-Town Clerk H. Jenkins & W. Canfield- Trs.Map (db m153680) HM
46New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — Town of Elbridge
Town of Elbridge established 1793. Set aside from the Town of Camillus March 26, 1829Map (db m153643) HM
47New York (Onondaga County), Kirkville — Old Erie Canal State Historic Park at Kirkville Road
The Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is a 36-mile trail following the canal's towpath from DeWitt to Rome. This scenic trail passes through a variety of natural and cultural landscapes, including open farmland, dense woods, and old canal . . . Map (db m144324) HM
48New York (Onondaga County), Kirkville — 208 — Pool's Brook
Named For Peter Pool Who Built Saw Mill On This Site ca. 1815. Pool's Store Served Those Traveling Erie Canal. Map (db m109211) HM
49New York (Onondaga County), LaFayette — Historic Church
Organized as the Columbian Society, 1805 Erected 1819 - 20 Now Columbian Presbyterian Church of La Fayette, N.Y.Map (db m141462) HM
50New York (Onondaga County), Lafayette — 291 — Rounds Cemetery
Family of early Lafayette settlers buried here from 1802-1862. Comfort Rounds fought in French and Indian War ca. 1755.Map (db m133051) HM
51New York (Onondaga County), Liverpool — Founded 1820
Eleven people, served by circuit riders, formed a Methodist Society. First pastor began in 1841. This sanctuary built in 1856.Map (db m152091) HM
52New York (Onondaga County), Liverpool — 160 — Lucius Gleason House
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 by the United States Department of InteriorMap (db m150703) HM
53New York (Onondaga County), Liverpool — Nathan Teall
Nathan Teall First Postmaster West Cicero 1825 changed to Clay 1828Map (db m82075) HM
54New York (Onondaga County), Lyncourt — Lyncourt World War II Memorial
Dedicated To Those Men And Women Of This Community Who Served In World War II Let None Forget These Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Robert J. Bourdeau • Donald J. Brewster • Francis Bruzdzinski • Elmer Cappell • . . . Map (db m153925) HM
55New York (Onondaga County), Lyncourt — The Alvord House
Dates to the 1840s. Farmstead for the Dioclesian Alvord family. Alvord arrived in 1798 & also engaged in salt making.Map (db m152095) HM
56New York (Onondaga County), Lyncourt — The Alvord House at Sehr Park
HISTORY The Alvord House is located in Fred Sehr Memorial Park at 399 Marsden Road, Syracuse, NY 13208 within the Lyncourt neighborhood on the east side of the Town of Salina. According to The Review (D) dated January 12, 1977 stated that . . . Map (db m152099) HM
57New York (Onondaga County), Lysander — On This Hill
On This Hill in the original house, 31 women organized the Female Charitable Society, second oldest woman's society in the U.S., July 27, 1817 Map (db m83853) HM
58New York (Onondaga County), Lysander — Willett Tract
Willett Tract This site is part of the military tract allotment deeded on July 9, 1790 to Marinus Willett, Revolutionary War hero Map (db m83875) HM
59New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Birthplace of Charles Mason
Born here in loghouse 1804 Graduate West Point 1829 Chief Justice Iowa 1838-42 U.S. Comm'r. Patents 1853-57Map (db m143906) HM
60New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Cape Cod Cottage
Built 1794 Slave running station for shielding slaves during Civil WarMap (db m142730) HM
61New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Cherry Valley Turnpike
Cherry Valley Turnpike Terminated Here. Completed about 1809, Joining The Seneca Turnpike Here.Map (db m142720) HM
62New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Christ Church
Christ Church Oldest Church Edifice and Oldest Episcopal Parish in Onondaga County; Inc. 1804, 1811; Built 1813; Removed to this site, 1832.Map (db m142722) HM
63New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Deep Spring
Deep Spring Te-ungh-sat-a-yagh 450 ft. north on Iroquois Trail. First road made 1790 by Gen. James Wadsworth. County line and survey mark.Map (db m142729) HM
64New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — 238 — Early Cemetery
Headstones date to 1803. Civil War veteran & Medal of Honor recipient Norman Potter and many Revolutionary War veterans buried here.Map (db m128022) HM
65New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — First Steamboat
First Steamboat Built by Wm. Avery 1 mile south of Oran. Launched in Limestone Creek near Buellville, 1823. Later first steamboat used on Erie Canal.Map (db m142724) HM
66New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Gen. John J. Peck
Gen. John J. Peck Born here Jan. 4, 1821; Won Promotion for Gallantry Mexican War; Made Maj. Gen. 1862; Defended Suffolk, VA; Died Syracuse April 21, 1878.Map (db m142719) HM
67New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Indian Hill
Was the home of the Onondaga Indians. Large population lived here in 1655. Map (db m144383) HM
68New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Indian Hill
Indian Hill In a bark chapel on this spot The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Was First Offered in N.Y. State By Rev. Joseph M. Chaumonot Sunday 14, November 1655 Going Therefore Teach Ye all Nations Baptizing Them in the Name of the . . . Map (db m144434) HM
69New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — 28 — Pompey StoneLegends & Lore
1800s prank believed true. Engraved "Leo de L'N VI 1520" as memorial for 1500s explorer. Found 1820 near this site. 1894 hoax revealed.Map (db m129020) HM
70New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — State Troopers
1917 Camp Newayo, first training site of 232 troopers led by Supt George F. Chandler on property of NYNG Troop D 1st CavalryMap (db m144384) HM
71New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — The Erie Canal - Canvass WhiteHistoric New York
When work on the Erie Canal began in 1817, little was known about canal engineering, and construction depended on the ingenuity of many persons. Canvass White (1796-1834), a surveyor, greatly facilitated canal construction by perfecting a "meagre . . . Map (db m142726) HM
72New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — The First School House
The First School House in the Town of Manlius was built of logs and stood near here in 1798Map (db m142717) HM
73New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Verbeck Gravesite
Verbeck Gravesite Located on the campus of the Manlius School. Final resting place for William and Guido Verbeck & wives. Headmasters 1888-1940.Map (db m142723) HM
74New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Bradley House
Built by Dan Bradley c. 1800 pioneer settler, minister & judge of county court. First president of OnondagaMap (db m153737) HM
75New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — First Sawmill
First sawmill in Town of Marcellus built 1796 by Deacon Samuel Rice and Judge Dan Bradley.Map (db m40097) HM
76New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Marcellus World Wars Memorial
In grateful memory of Ralph Share • Fred Cooper • Frank Kelly Thomas Dunn • Ernest Williams • William Coyne Leroy Edwards • Lewis Thornton • William Kelly Owen Haney Edward Brown • Richard Jansen • Harvey Leigh John T. Campion • . . . Map (db m153774) WM
77New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Moses House
Greek Revival style home built by Curtis Moses c. 1838 - early merchant and town clerk in MarcellusMap (db m153736) HM
78New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of First Church Edifice
Site of first church edifice in Onondaga County, completed 1803; present church built 1851.Map (db m153731) HM
79New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of First Frame House
Site of first frame house in Town of Marcellus. Built by Dr. Elnathan Beach who served in American Revolution; sheriff of county from 1799 to 1801.Map (db m40096) HM
80New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of Old Hotel
Site of old hotel kept by Dr. Bildad Beach. Gen. LaFayette stopped here June 9, 1824.Map (db m40095) HM
81New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of Tavern
Site of tavern kept by Deacon Samuel Rice 1800. First church services were held here, also town meeting.Map (db m153714) HM
82New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Steadman House
Greek Revival style home built by Dr. Lake I. Tefft in 1830s. Gifted in 2006 to Marcellus Historical Society by Lewis & Alma Steadman.Map (db m153637) HM
83New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — The Great Genesee Road
This ancient Native American trail served as the main East-West route through Central NY. In 1794, work began to expand the route from Fort Schuyler and the Mohawk River to the Genesee River in Western NY creating "The Great Genesee Road". In 1800, . . . Map (db m153734) HM
84New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus Falls — Plaster Mill
Site of dam, plaster mill & lime kiln built in 1850s by Warren S. Walker. Gypsum & limestone were mined from nearby hills.Map (db m153742) HM
85New York (Onondaga County), Memphis — 487 — Old Erie Canal
Formerly called Canton, Memphis was half-way stop on original canal route: 179 miles from Buffalo and 183 miles from AlbanyMap (db m132667) HM
86New York (Onondaga County), Nedrow — Nedrow c. 1798
Known as Onondaga Castle until 1897. Renamed Rockwell Springs for the sulphur springs & picnic area. Nedrow P.O. est'd 1917.Map (db m40072) HM
87New York (Onondaga County), Otisco — Otisco Southern
Otisco Southern aka Octagon Schoolhouse Cemetery ca 1812. Graves of pioneers & soldiers of the Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War & World War IIMap (db m154517) HM
88New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Baptist Church
Built 1820 by N. Sterling. Frederick Freeman first pastor. Abandoned in 1834. Roman Catholic Church, 1866-92. Now LeMoyme Hall.Map (db m143914) HM
89New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Congregational Church
Organized Oct. 19, 1796 by Rev. Ameni R. Robinson Church built in 1817-18. Now Pompey PresbyterianMap (db m143910) HM
90New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Disciples Church
Disciples of Christ Church Organized in 1834 with 28 members Present building built by Matthias Berry in 1868Map (db m143915) HM
91New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Drovers Tavern, 1820
Built of materials taken from premises; Design of main house on file Library of Congress; Last remaining tavern for Drovers.Map (db m143879) HM
92New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Early House
Built ca. 1808 in Pompey by John Jr. and Alson Nearing, sons of John Nearing Sr., Revolutionary War soldier. Farm remains in family 2013.Map (db m154513) HM
93New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — First School
Erected in Town of Pompey 1798 and used until 1810 Hepsabah Beebe — Teacher Cemetery adjoined school grounds. Later removedMap (db m143916) HM
94New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — First Tavern
1796-1808 Built and kept by Job Bartholomew. Burned 1808. Another built on same site in 1809. Kept by Wm. Scoville.Map (db m143878) HM
95New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Horatio Seymour
1811 Birthplace of the twice Governor of New York State. Democratic candidate for President against Ulysses S. Grant.Map (db m143909) HM
96New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — House c. 1835
Part of David Green 1796 estate. 1835 owners Robert Fleming & Silas Holbrook. William G. Pomeroy Research Center & Museum 2003.Map (db m143883) HM
97New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Indian War Stone
Grindstone of the Onondaga Indians. Used to sharpen arrows and spears at Indian Hill until 1666. Moved to LeMoyne Park, Pompey, 1905.Map (db m143911) HM
98New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Pompey Academy
Site of Pompey Academy 1810-1834 Original academy was 40 x 50 feet frame building, two stories, gable end facing south.Map (db m143913) HM
99New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Roman Catholic Mission Church
Roman Catholic Mission Church First in Pompey was located here, 1857-1866. Father James Cahill, first priest.Map (db m143912) HM
100New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Site of Green's House
Built of logs in 1796 by David Green. The settlement was known for years as Green's Corners.Map (db m143884) HM

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