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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tompkins County, New York
Adjacent to Tompkins County, New York
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|Cabin built by Maria
Earsley, 1794, for home.
First Settler in Caroline.
First Trip from Roxbury N.J.
On horseback with son, John — — Map (db m76139) HM|
|This farm deeded to John Robinson by Gen. John Cantine in 1801 — — Map (db m76147) HM|
|Who emigrated from Bristol Co., Mass. Built many New England Style Homes here, 1810. — — Map (db m76148) HM|
|Built and Conducted by
Captain David Rich who
came from Vermont in 1795;
also site of his log cabin. — — Map (db m76145) HM|
|Built 1806 of squared logs
by John James Speed.
Post Office here 1806
Catskill Turnpike from Catskill to Bath, 1804 — — Map (db m76146) HM|
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|
| 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|
William R. "Daddy" George
George Junior Republic — — Map (db m34560) HM|
|(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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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
1996 — — Map (db m118660) HM|
New York's land-grant university,
founded 1865 by Ezra Cornell
"Where any person can find
instruction in any study." — — Map (db m104700) HM|
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|
On this site lived and died
Member of the Assembly-Senator-Philanthropist
of the City of Ithaca-whose citizens
rear this token in grateful appreciation . . . — — Map (db m104701) HM|
in Ithaca were
- and -
Robert McDowell in 1788
Cabin sites near this marker — — Map (db m104637) HM|
|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|
|In this house, Alex Haley, noted author of Roots, and the autobiography of Malcolm X, was born on August 11, 1921 — — Map (db m156856) HM|
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|
From this site the Ithaca Conservatory of Music founded in 1892 and its successor Ithaca College chartered in 1931 operated from 1911 to 1966 — — Map (db m64513) HM|
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
W. Grant Egbert
George C. Williams . . . — — Map (db m104576) HM|
[Title is text]
[Foundry mark across top reads]
Naylor Vickers & Co. 1858
E. Riepe's Patent Cast Steel
No. 715 — — Map (db m104670) HM|
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|
Tompkins County Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution
April 19, 1951
Presented by Clarence F. Morse — — Map (db m104633) WM|
Used by first settlers:
Yaple and Dumond, near State St: Hennepaw on Casadilla Creek — — Map (db m19849) HM|
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|
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|
|Home site and burial place 1756-1834
Surveyor Gen. of N.Y. State.
Remains removed to Albany Rural Cemetery 1854. — — Map (db m64515) HM|
|A primitive hall of justice built of wood in 1818
Erection prevented Tompkins Co. being reannexed to Seneca and Cayuga Counties — — Map (db m64514) HM|
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|
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|
Created April 17, 1817
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|
In Memory of Civil War Veterans
Tompkins County, New York
Units from Tompkins County
19th 23rd 32 Co. D 64 Co. E
109th 137th 143 Co. D 179th
15th 21st DeWitt Guard
3rd Battery . . . — — Map (db m104587) WM|
Tompkins County Remembers
John C. Smith, Jr. USS Liberty 1967
Patrick L. Griffin, Jr. Iraq 2003
Christopher D. Bordoni Afghanistan 2012 — — Map (db m104591) WM|
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|
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|
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|
[See photos for Honor Roll names] — — Map (db m104584) WM|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|Held here in Bush
Tavern, made of hewn logs,
William Rounsevell, Supervisor
Capt. Levi Slater, Town Clerk — — Map (db m76133) HM|
| 600 acres, white pine, hemlock
Bottom mill, from 1808
Transferred to Caroline 1887
Wells Lumber Camp
Lloyd Wild Flower Preserve — — Map (db m168668) HM|
|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|
|Church site – Cemetery – 1820
First Church in Caroline
Built 1820 – Organized 1810
by the First Dominie
Rev. Garret Mandeville — — Map (db m76135) HM|
|Designed and constructed in
1851 by Daniel Elmore,
minister & carpenter.
Housed 2nd Baptist Church
and Society of Ulysses. — — Map (db m133063) HM|
| Camp Site Captain Jonathan Woodworth Revolutionary Soldier. Navigator and surveyor with exploring expedition camped here in June 1788. — — Map (db m96343) HM|