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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Seneca County, New York
Adjacent to Seneca County, New York
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"a very pretty Indian town
of ten houses"
Burned September 21, 1779
See page 76 "Journals of the
Military Expedition of
Major General John Sullivan,"
published by the . . . — — Map (db m104763) HM|
This early burial ground once referred to as "Hause Point Cemetery", has recorded burials as early as 1805. Canoga Cemetery Association established in 1855 with 3 original acres. Received certificate of incorporation in 1905. Land added in 1864, . . . — — Map (db m104754) HM|
Site of the Indian village
Red Jacket, the Indian
orator was born here — — Map (db m104761) HM|
Site of Indian village
Sept. 21, 1779 — — Map (db m104762) HM|
was born here about 1758.
The famous Indian orator
and Seneca Chief sought to
preserve peace with U.S.
Died in Buffalo in 1830. — — Map (db m8181) HM|
(He keeps them awake)
The orator of the Six Nations of Iroquois
A chief of the Wolf Clan of the Senecas
Born near this spot-died at Buffalo N.Y.
1750 1830 . . . — — Map (db m8179) HM|
| Old Baptist Church founded Covert, N.Y. Feb. 16, 1803. 1st pastor Minor Thomas. "Mother church" of Seneca Baptist Association. Old Covert cemetery nearby. — — Map (db m96342) HM|
| The Beehive Tavern of pioneer days erected 1824. 3d floor used for various meetings. — — Map (db m96341) HM|
|An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States. — — Map (db m68621) HM WM|
The Three Bears
have been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
1845 • 1860 • 1845 — — Map (db m104903) HM|
| Sullivan Trail Before settlement by white men, Col. Henry Dearborn of the Sullivan Expedition viewed Cayuga Lake here Sept. 22, 1779. — — Map (db m96336) HM|
|Illustrious Yale Professor born here 1835. Son of Rev. Thomas Lounsbury and Mary Janette Woodward. Student of Ovid Academy — — Map (db m68601) HM|
|Built in 1873 for George and Hannah Jones
Purchased in September 1991 by Donald and Blanche Tillinghast
Established June 1992 as Tillinghast Manor Bed & Breakfast — — Map (db m68602) HM|
to those who served
their country in
time of need — — Map (db m104900) WM|
Later known as Jacack's Landing,
was a prominent landing shown
in the Delafield map of 1852 — — Map (db m104707) HM|
At the onset of World War II, new naval stations were needed to train the numerous recruits expected to enlist. The area that is presently Sampson State Park was a desirable inland location for the station. It had sufficient level land situated . . . — — Map (db m104864) HM WM|
| Dean's Cove (Swah-Ya-Wa-Nah) Indian village destroyed by detachments from Sullivan's Army September 22, 1779. — — Map (db m96348) HM|
| Degory Prowtt Drummer Boy, 1776 - 1783, at siege of Fort Stanwix on the Sullivan Expedition, at surrender of Cornwallis, lived a mile west of here. — — Map (db m96347) HM|
|Who gave up their family homesteads for the Seneca Ordnance Depot & Sampson Naval Station
1941 & 1942 — — Map (db m66075) HM|
Bolstered by the success of the air assaults during World War II, United States Air Force leaders aggressively pursued upgrading the air fleet to the latest jet-propulsion technology.
The Leap to the Jet Age
Two years after entering World . . . — — Map (db m104841) HM WM|
On June 25, 1950, four years after the Navy left the Sampson Training Center and while it was home to Sampson College, Communist North Korea invaded its neighbor to the south, the Republic of Korea. At the time Lackland Air Force Base in San . . . — — Map (db m104865) HM WM|
Organized 1796 by
Rev. Daniel Thatcher of Virginia
This building erected 1838 — — Map (db m104908) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m104899) WM|
This memorial is dedicated to those brave Sampson Navy Men who gave their lives fighting our enemies in action during World War Two.
Our national organization of 6000 Sampson WW-2 Navy Veterans, we the survivors, dedicate this monument to their . . . — — Map (db m104866) WM|
| Seneca Army Depot 1941 - 2000 Munitions depot started 1941 for defense of northeast U.S. coast. Later major army supply facility. — — Map (db m96333) HM|
| Site of Frisbie's Ferry a now extinct hamlet with store, mills, distillery, tavern, and ferry to Aurora, 1796. — — Map (db m96351) HM|
The T-2 Buckeye first entered service in 1959 as a jet trainer for the U.S. Navy. This particular plane is the T-2C version, of which 231 planes were produced beginning in 1968.
This aircraft is on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at . . . — — Map (db m104843) HM|
Sampson State Park offers adventure for those who seek it. Within its 2,000 acres, the park provides visitors with opportunities to swim, boat, camp, hike, bicycle, picnic, sun bathe, hunt, cross-country ski, and snowmobile.
Before this area was . . . — — Map (db m104839) HM|
|World War 2 - 411,429 sailors & WAVES trained here, then fought for our country's freedom all over the world — — Map (db m66076) HM|
|Over 300,000 airmen received training here in preparation for the Korean War and to support the NATO defense of Western Europe — — Map (db m66074) HM|
William Watts Folwell
A pioneer of culture
First president of University of Minnesota — — Map (db m66077) HM|
Indian Village destroyed by Sullivan's Army September 17, 1779 — — Map (db m68600) HM|
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States.
Erected by the State of New York 1929 — — Map (db m68623) HM WM|
Abigail Adams entreats her husband
to "remember the ladies".
Women lose the right to vote in New York.
Women lose the right to vote in Massachusetts.
Women lose the right to vote in New . . . — — Map (db m104714) HM|
|At first we traveled quite alone…but before we had gone many miles we came on the other wagon –load of women…and long before we reached Seneca Falls we were a procession.
Charlotte Woodward, about 1920
Here in the Wesleyan . . . — — Map (db m8202) HM|
|1818-1894 Wearing her namesake Bloomers, this teacher and feminist edited as well as published the first U.S. women's newspaper, The Lily — — Map (db m65244) HM|
Enlisted in the war service April 25, 1861, was wounded May 14, 1864, taken prisoner June 15, 1864, suffered at Andersonville and other prisons, discharged from service March 2, 1866. — — Map (db m104792) WM|
|Promoter of the first Women's Rights Convention lived here. Convention was held across the river — — Map (db m65312) HM|
|First convention for
Was held on this corner
1848 — — Map (db m8093) HM|
|First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls founded in 1807.
Current building dedicated in 1873, first Equal Rights Amendment proposed here in 1923 by Alice Paul. — — Map (db m65242) HM|
|On this spot stood the Wesleyan Chapel
Where the First Woman’s Rights Convention
in the World’s history was held
July 19 and 20 1848
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Moved this resolution
Which . . . — — Map (db m8128) HM|
|Fourth Ward School c. 1869
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m65249) HM|
|Routes of the armies of
General John Sullivan
General James Clinton
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggression of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, . . . — — Map (db m8069) HM|
Who served as president of Gould's Pumps from 1907-1964. The original site of Goulds Pumps, founded by his grandfather Seabury S. Gould in 1848, was in Van Cleef Lake below. He was a U.S. Congressman from 1915-1923 and led a life dedicated to . . . — — Map (db m65247) HM|
|Named for Col. Wilhelmus
Mynderse, founder of
Seneca Falls — — Map (db m8092) HM|
Cayuga Lake bridge made
this the main route until
the Erie Canal of 1822
and the railway of 1840 — — Map (db m104764) HM|
When women first demanded "the elective franchise" or the right to vote at the 1848 convention, they secured their own and the Wesleyan Chapel's place in history. In 1908 this community and descendants of the convention's participants proudly . . . — — Map (db m113559) HM|
Nathaniel J. Potter, innkeeper blacksmith on Genesee Road, 1801-1808. His son, Henry S. Potter, lived here. 1st Pres. Western Union Telegraph, 1851 — — Map (db m104774) HM|
|To the memory
And to commemorate
as part of the
assigned as bounty
SA-GO-WA-THA . . . — — Map (db m8183) HM|
The landscape in front of you looked vastly different in Elizabeth Cady Stanton's day. Instead of a serene lake, mills and factories lined the much narrower Seneca-Cayuga Canal and Seneca River. Canal boats plied the waterways; trains on the . . . — — Map (db m104835) HM|
|When the Stanton family moved to Seneca Falls in 1847, the house was nearly twice as large as it now is but dilapidated and overgrown. Acting as her own general contractor, Elizabeth Cady Stanton hired workers and oversaw its refurbishment. The . . . — — Map (db m65313) HM|
|In grateful recognition of filmmakers Ken Burns and Paul Barnes, the community of Seneca Falls dedicates Suffrage Park in tribute to the film "Not For Ourselves Alone" for bringing national focus to the birthplace of Women's Rights, and for their . . . — — Map (db m104836) HM|
|To the Martyrs who fell
and the heroes who fought
in defense of Liberty and
( Right Side )
“Liberty and Union
now and forever
one and inseparable.”
( Back Side ) . . . — — Map (db m8088) HM|
|Womens' Rights National Historical Park acquired the Jacob R Chamberlain home in 1996 to develop services for Stanton House visitors.
Later archeological and historic structure investigations revealed that the Chamberlain home, built in 1815, is . . . — — Map (db m65314) HM|
|It's 1890. This is "the flats,” the industrial center of Seneca Falls. The noise is deafening, as hundreds of highly-skilled workers build pumps and fire engines in factories jammed onto every inch of the islands below you. Hammer blows ring . . . — — Map (db m65319) HM|
|Home to progressive thinkers and welcoming to reformist speakers, the Wesleyan Chapel was known as the “Great Light House.”
In 1843, amidst emerging local and national controversy over freedom of speech, the role of women, . . . — — Map (db m8203) HM|
| Early morning July 30, 1890
Alarms howl, waking the whole village. Flames roar down Fall Street, fanned by a stiff breeze. A choking black smoke billows across the canal. Jets of water hiss from hoses bristling from a dozen horse—drawn, . . . — — Map (db m65322) HM|
| The Stanton House: Shaping a Reformer
When Elizabeth Cady Stanton moved into this house in 1847, she was a socially conscious wife, mother, and housekeeper. When she and her family left in 1862, she was a leader of the nation's emerging . . . — — Map (db m65318) HM|
may have inspired the hometown look of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Capra is known to have visited here in the mid-1940s at the same time the screenplay for the film was being developed. Many similarities . . . — — Map (db m65315) HM|
may have inspired the hometown look of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Capra is known to have visited here in the mid-1940s at the same time the screenplay for the film was being developed. Many similarities . . . — — Map (db m65316) HM|
Named for George Cunningham Van Cleef, one of the first white children born in Seneca County 1797. — — Map (db m65246) HM|
the men and women
from Seneca Falls
who served their country
in the Armed Forces.
[Armed Services Emblems] — — Map (db m104837) WM|
|In pursuit of women’s rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton developed a network that included some of the most famous reformers in American history. Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Coffin Mott and her sister Martha Coffin Wright, William Lloyd Garrison, and . . . — — Map (db m65311) HM|
The Seneca River—the Cayuga Indians called it "Sha-Se-On-Se" or "Swift Waters". In Seneca Falls the Seneca River was a winding, rapid-filled waterway that became an important carrying place on the route from Albany to Geneva and on to the . . . — — Map (db m104832) HM|
| Welcome to Seneca Falls, where its roots run deep and strong. The community has evolved over three centuries into the Historic gateway to the Finger Lakes since our founding in 1829. The best of our heritage remains today – a strong work . . . — — Map (db m144048) HM|
Since its construction in 1843, the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel has accommodated a remarkable variety of uses. Built to house the religious services of the abolitionist Wesleyan Methodists, the Chapel was routinely opened for meetings of . . . — — Map (db m65321) HM|
|In May 1851, there was a chance encounter on the streets of Seneca Falls which forever altered the struggle for women's rights. Amelia Jenks Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The friendship that was forged between . . . — — Map (db m65248) HM|
|Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social reform movement - Women's rights.
Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would . . . — — Map (db m143646) HM|
|Site of Crusoe Post Office until 1852. Home of Senator
David H. Evans, 1837-1920. Stage relaying barns were
State Education Department 1935 — — Map (db m125096) HM|
This Memorial recognizes the 57 men from
Waterloo who died in the Civil War.
Local residents sculpted the individual cenotaphs.
The white marble Star Stone honors
all of the 620,000 Confederate and Union
soldiers and sailors who died in . . . — — Map (db m104910) HM WM|
This Memorial Arch of native limestone was formed by combining two portals from the 1901 addition to the original high school building upon demolition of the school in 1928. Herman F. Brehm moved them to his property west of the village where they . . . — — Map (db m104723) HM|
In Honor Of
The Boys In Blue
Who Fought In
The Civil War
1861 - 1865
Lest We Forget — — Map (db m104753) WM|
This mural was created to honor
Coach Tom Coughlin, coach of the NY Giants,
who brought the team to a victory at the Super Bowl
February 3, 2008
The people of Waterloo are proud to call
Coach Coughlin a son of Waterloo.
His integrity . . . — — Map (db m104716) HM|
|350 feet west of this spot, Zalmon Disbrow, in 1795 first began clearing the forest on what was later the Dr. Gardner Welles Farm, military lot 97. Sept, 30, 1796 the first stage left Utica for Geneva, passing here Oct. 2. The War of 1812 . . . — — Map (db m8195) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m8185) HM|
Gen. John B. Murray and Henry C. Welles
founded Memorial Day at Waterloo, N.Y.
May 5, 1866
Waterloo Memorial Day Centennial - 1966 — — Map (db m104730) HM|
|Routes of the armies of
General John Sullivan
General James Clinton
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggression of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, . . . — — Map (db m8193) HM|
[US Armed Services Emblems]
"Rose of Sharon"
the Korean War — — Map (db m104751) WM|
|Historic New York
On May 5, 1866, the residents of Waterloo held the first complete,
community-wide observance of Memorial Day. They dedicated the entire day to honoring the Civil War dead in a solemn and patriotic manner. . . . — — Map (db m8194) HM|
of the Sullivan-Clinton Army on its campaign against the British and Indians of Western New York in 1779 — — Map (db m64954) HM|
|This monument was erected in
September 1879. To commemorate
The destruction of the Indian village
By Col. John Harper, under orders of
Maj. Gen John Sullivan,
September 8, 1779. — — Map (db m8192) HM|
| "Dear Elizabeth,
Rain or shine I intend to spend Sunday with you that we may all together concoct a declaration. I have drawn up one but you may suggest alterations & improvements for I know it is not as perfect a declaration as should go . . . — — Map (db m60132) HM|
|Along north side of river
marched Sullivan’s forces
Expedition commanded by
Col. Peter Gansevoort & Lt. Col. William Butler
Sept. 20-21, 1779 — — Map (db m8197) HM|
|William H. Dempsey built this building in 1896 at 41 Virginia Street. The two story building became a three story at the request of Seneca Masonic Lodge #113. The Lodge paid $2,500 for the third floor. This floor became the Masonic Lodge and the . . . — — Map (db m60131) HM|
|The Finger Lakes of central New York occupy deep north-south valleys bordered by beautiful sloping shore lines which are occasionally cut by picturesque glens and gorges. From west to east these sparkling lakes are Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, . . . — — Map (db m57113) HM|
During the Civil War, James Wyman Johnson, came from the field one morning, hung his scythe in the crotch of a small tree and said, “Leave the scythe in the tree until I return.” He enlisted in the Union Army, Company G, 85th New York . . . — — Map (db m151737) HM WM|
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice
of our men and women who served
our country in World Wars I & II
World War I
Albert R. Aumick • Philip M. Baker
Ralph Serven Betts • Leon William Brignall
Charles E. Clarkson • Maynard A. . . . — — Map (db m104731) HM|
Dedicated to the
Memory of Those Who died
in the Defense of
Our Country — — Map (db m104752) HM|
|Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social movement - women's rights.
Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would . . . — — Map (db m60136) HM|
|Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social movement - women's rights.
Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would . . . — — Map (db m60134) HM|
|First Chartered AG College
in New York State
Opened December 5, 1860
Closed due to Civil War — — Map (db m77923) HM|