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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tompkins County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Tompkins County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Tompkins County, NY (52) Cayuga County, NY (169) Chemung County, NY (99) Cortland County, NY (58) Schuyler County, NY (30) Seneca County, NY (91) Tioga County, NY (48)  TompkinsCounty(52) Tompkins County (52)  CayugaCounty(169) Cayuga County (169)  ChemungCounty(99) Chemung County (99)  CortlandCounty(58) Cortland County (58)  SchuylerCounty(30) Schuyler County (30)  SenecaCounty(91) Seneca County (91)  TiogaCounty(48) Tioga County (48)
Adjacent to Tompkins County, New York
    Cayuga County (169)
    Chemung County (99)
    Cortland County (58)
    Schuyler County (30)
    Seneca County (91)
    Tioga County (48)
 
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1New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Cabin Site
Cabin built by Maria Earsley, 1794, for home. First Settler in Caroline. First Trip from Roxbury N.J. On horseback with son, JohnMap (db m76139) HM
2New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Eastern Boundary Cantine Military Tract
This farm deeded to John Robinson by Gen. John Cantine in 1801Map (db m76147) HM
3New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Home of Nathaniel Tobey
Who emigrated from Bristol Co., Mass. Built many New England Style Homes here, 1810.Map (db m76148) HM
4New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Old Rich Tavern
Built and Conducted by Captain David Rich who came from Vermont in 1795; also site of his log cabin.Map (db m76145) HM
5New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Site of Speed Blockhouse
Built 1806 of squared logs by John James Speed. Post Office here 1806 called Speedville. Catskill Turnpike from Catskill to Bath, 1804Map (db m76146) HM
6New York (Tompkins County), Caroline — The Widow Earsley
Erected in 1923 by the former and present residents of the Town of Caroline as a memorial in honor of the Widow Earsley as the first pioneer settler. She came on horseback into this New York wilderness, purchased one hundred acres of land, and . . . Map (db m104539) HM
7New York (Tompkins County), Danby — Cayuga Indian Village
Possible birthplace of Chief Logan (Tah-Gah-Jute) "I appeal to white men to say if hungry I gave no meat; if cold and naked, I clothed not"Map (db m152065) HM
8New York (Tompkins County), Freeville — Birthplace of William R. "Daddy" George — Founder of George Junior Republic
Birthplace of William R. "Daddy" George 1866-1936 Founder of George Junior RepublicMap (db m34560) HM
9New York (Tompkins County), Groton — Terrence C. Graves Monument — Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
(main center panel) 2d Lt. USMC-Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam-February 16, 1968. (left panel) Terrence C. Graves, or “Terry” as his friends and family knew him, entered the world . . . Map (db m62746) WM
10New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — A Stream of Opportunities
Fall Creek has long attracted entrepreneurs, whether for industrial, recreational or educational purposes. Over the years, a succession of dams, mills and powerhouses have been constructed to harness the water power of its various falls. . . . Map (db m104699) HM
11New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Buttermilk Falls — A Small Part of a Grand Watershed
For 12,000 years, Buttermilk Creek has splashed down the hill, gradually shaping its lovely glen and waterfalls in the rocks older than dinosaurs. The water of Buttermilk Falls begins its journey six miles south of here at Jennings . . . Map (db m146541) HM
12New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Buttermilk's Rugged Rocks are Recycled Mountains
The layers of rock in the cliffs and the waterfall were once mud, silt and sand on the bottom of a sea that covered much of what is now New York State. Rivers eroded these sediments from the rocks of an ancient Mountain range in eastern New York and . . . Map (db m146543) HM
13New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — C.C.C. CO. #1265
Between 1933 & 1941 men from Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1265 built many of the facilities at Buttermilk Falls & R.H. Treman St. Parks. Town of Ithaca 1996Map (db m118660) HM
14New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Cornell University
New York's land-grant university, founded 1865 by Ezra Cornell "Where any person can find instruction in any study."Map (db m104700) HM
15New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — DeWitt Park Historic District
This historic district contains many of the City's earliest surviving residential, religious and public buildings. The park - originally known as the "public square" - and its surroundings were depicted in the original Village plan prepared by . . . Map (db m104578) HM
16New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ezra Cornell — 1807 - 1874
On this site lived and died Ezra Cornell Member of the Assembly-Senator-Philanthropist Benefactor of the City of Ithaca-whose citizens rear this token in grateful appreciation . . . Map (db m104701) HM
17New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — First White Settlers
in Ithaca were Revolutionary Soldiers Jonathan Woodworth - and - Robert McDowell in 1788 Cabin sites near this markerMap (db m104637) HM
18New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Glaciers Cut the Valley; the Creek Cut the Gorge
Several times over the past two million years, vast Ice Age glaciers plowed south from Canada. The glaciers dug out steep-sided valleys that now hold Cayuga Lake and the other Finger Lakes. Since the most recent glacier melted away12,000 years ago, . . . Map (db m146542) HM
19New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Haley Birthplace
In this house, Alex Haley, noted author of Roots, and the autobiography of Malcolm X, was born on August 11, 1921Map (db m156856) HM
20New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca College — 1892 • 1992
founded as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music September 19, 1892 Ithaca was our earliest campus, we were at once scholars and citizens of this town that embraced us. Each of us they called by name and allowed us glimmers of their . . . Map (db m104546) HM
21New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca Conservatory of Music
From this site the Ithaca Conservatory of Music founded in 1892 and its successor Ithaca College chartered in 1931 operated from 1911 to 1966Map (db m64513) HM
22New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca Conservatory of Music 31st Anniversary — 1892 • 1923 — An Unfolding Vision —
This tablet is erected on the thirty first anniversary of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music in appreciation of the vision[,] courage and determination of the co-laborers W. Grant Egbert President George C. Williams . . . Map (db m104576) HM
23New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca's First Fire Bell — 1858 - 1876
[Title is text] [Foundry mark across top reads] Naylor Vickers & Co. 1858 E. Riepe's Patent Cast Steel Sheffield [England] No. 715Map (db m104670) HM
24New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Jupiter — Sagan Planet Walk
A failed star with a turbulent, rapidly-rotating atmosphere Hurricanes much larger than Earth • The Great Red Spot is a hurricane-like storm system that has been continuously active since its discovery by Galileo Galilei over 400 years . . . Map (db m104665) HM
25New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Liberty Pole — Tompkins County
Dedicated by Tompkins County Chapter Sons of the American Revolution April 19, 1951 Presented by Clarence F. MorseMap (db m104633) WM
26New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Original Lane
Used by first settlers: Yaple and Dumond, near State St: Hennepaw on Casadilla CreekMap (db m19849) HM
27New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Redbud Woods
The land before you was once home to the extended family of Robert H. Treman, creator of parks and protector of green spaces throughout Tompkins County. The woodland that grew up here was inhabited for decades by diverse wildlife and more than 50 . . . Map (db m104695) HM
28New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Saturn — Sagan Planet Walk
A magnificent ring system • Saturn is a gas giant composed mostly of hydrogen and helium. It has the lowest density of any planet in our Solar System, with about two-thirds being water. • Saturn's rings are made of countless individually . . . Map (db m104667) HM
29New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Simeon De Witt
Home site and burial place 1756-1834 Surveyor Gen. of N.Y. State. Remains removed to Albany Rural Cemetery 1854.Map (db m64515) HM
30New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Site of First Court House
A primitive hall of justice built of wood in 1818 Erection prevented Tompkins Co. being reannexed to Seneca and Cayuga CountiesMap (db m64514) HM
31New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — The Oregon Mission
Sent out by First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca in 1834 in response to search of Nez Perce Indians for White Man's Book from Heaven was under leadership of Rev. Samuel Parker. With him went Samuel Allis of Ithaca and Rev. John Dunbar of Auburn . . . Map (db m104639) HM
32New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — The Three Pioneers
In April 1789 on four hundred acres of the old maize lands of the Iroquois The Three Pioneers Jacob Yaple • Isaac Dumond • Peter Hinepaw from Kingston NY cast seed and in September 1789 brought their families twenty souls built . . . Map (db m104706) HM
33New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County — 1784 • 1815
Created April 17, 1817 Named for Daniel D. Tompkins Born 1774, Died 1825. Served New York State as Member of Constitutional Convention and Assemby 1801; Judge of Supreme Court 1804-7; Governor 1807-1817; Chancellor of University of State . . . Map (db m104634) HM
34New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Civil War Memorial — When Needed They Served — Grand Army of the Republic 1861 • 1865 —
In Memory of Civil War Veterans Tompkins County, New York Units from Tompkins County Infantry Regiments 19th • 23rd • 32 Co. D • 64 Co. E 109th • 137th • 143 Co. D • 179th Cavalry 15th • 21st • DeWitt Guard Artillery 3rd Battery . . . Map (db m104587) WM
35New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Cold-Iraq-Afghanistan Wars Honor Roll
Tompkins County Remembers John C. Smith, Jr. • USS Liberty 1967 Patrick L. Griffin, Jr. • Iraq 2003 Christopher D. Bordoni • Afghanistan 2012Map (db m104591) WM
36New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Korean War Honor Roll — 1950 • 1955
Hollis J. Adams • Robert B. Andrews Michael J. Barra • Charles J. Fedorka Richard L. Henderson • Merle A. Hess Clarence F. Hile • Harrison C. Jacobs Bruce W. Mack • George J. Maguire Leo W. Maguire • Charles R. Niemi Luigi J. Rapone . . . Map (db m104589) WM
37New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Vietnam Honor Roll — 1964 • 1975
Domingo I. Aguilar • Charles Adams Charles Boyer • Fred Carpenter Gary Elia • David N. Fox Terrence C. Graves • Paul J. Greenwood Jr. Charles Hamilton • Carl E. Janowsky Jr. Richard A. Miller • Donald Penney Karl F. Perry • Charles K. . . . Map (db m104592) WM
38New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County World War I Roll of Honor — MCMXIV • MCMXVIII
Hanford M. Armstrong • Arthur E. Bouton Rylan E. Brillhart • Robert L. Burchfield Lorenzo D. Burgess • William R. Bush John B. Carey • Delmar D. Carpenter Frank E. Carrington • John R. Chadwick Ira Van O. Clark • Michael F. Conway . . . Map (db m104585) WM
39New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County World War II Honor Roll — 1941 • 1945
[See photos for Honor Roll names]Map (db m104584) WM
40New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Town of Ithaca
Formed March 15, 1821 from portions of Town of Ulysses. Nathan Herrick 1st Supervisor; Isaac Beers 1st Clerk. Original size 31 sq. miles.Map (db m104630) HM
41New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Uranus — Sagan Planet Walk
An ice giant, tipped on its side • Uranus has a rocky core, a mantle of water ice, ammonia ice, and methane ice, and a gaseous outer envelope of hydrogen, helium and a bit of methane gas, giving it a blue tint. • Winds on Uranus can reach . . . Map (db m104669) HM
42New York (Tompkins County), Newfield — A Lasting Legacy
Today the Covered Bridge is Newfield's most prized icon, rich with memories of those whose travels have taken them through this historic site. If it could only talk, what extraordinary stories we would hear... The Newfield Covered . . . Map (db m143201) HM
43New York (Tompkins County), Newfield — Estabrook Cemetery
Hobart Estabrook came from Conn. In 1827 as Land Agent for the 16K acre tract that includes present Conn. Hill. Buried Here in 1872.Map (db m76138) HM
44New York (Tompkins County), Newfield — Historic Newfield Village Cemetery — First Marked Burial 1813
Burial place of Civil War soldier Captain Joseph Gregg. He enlisted in the 137th New York Volunteers in 1862 and his unit fought at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He was wounded on July 2nd and died on July 3rd.Map (db m143194) HM
45New York (Tompkins County), Newfield — Marie And Grant Musser Overlook
For Their Dedication to the Preservation of the Newfield Covered Bridge Marie and Grant Musser, long time residents of Thompkins County have actively pursued the preservation of the Newfield Covered Bridge since 1969. Their perseverance . . . Map (db m159638) HM
46New York (Tompkins County), Newfield — Newfield Covered Bridge
Built in 1853 and dedicated to Elijah Moore, son of an early settler, this bridge is the oldest Covered Bridge in daily use in New York state. Constructed at the cost of $800.00, the distinctive diamond pattern of the "Town Lattice Truss" is pinned . . . Map (db m19677) HM
47New York (Tompkins County), Slaterville — 1st Town Meeting
Held here in Bush Tavern, made of hewn logs, April, 1811 William Rounsevell, Supervisor Capt. Levi Slater, Town Clerk Map (db m76133) HM
48New York (Tompkins County), Slaterville Springs — “The 600” Lot 97
600 acres, white pine, hemlock Bottom mill, from 1808 Transferred to Caroline 1887 Wells Lumber Camp Lloyd Wild Flower PreserveMap (db m168668) HM
49New York (Tompkins County), Slaterville Springs — CCC Camp
Post 1279, Company S-125. Civilian Conservation Corps reforested Caroline hills & built fire roads 1936-43. Located at 337 Harford Road.Map (db m168755) HM
50New York (Tompkins County), Slaterville Springs — Dutch Reformed
Church site – Cemetery – 1820 First Church in Caroline Built 1820 – Organized 1810 by the First Dominie Rev. Garret MandevilleMap (db m76135) HM
51New York (Tompkins County), Trumansburg — 313 — Baptist Church
Designed and constructed in 1851 by Daniel Elmore, minister & carpenter. Housed 2nd Baptist Church and Society of Ulysses.Map (db m133063) HM
52New York (Tompkins County), Ulysses — Camp Site
Camp Site Captain Jonathan Woodworth Revolutionary Soldier. Navigator and surveyor with exploring expedition camped here in June 1788. Map (db m96343) HM
 
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