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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Yates County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Yates 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 Yates County, NY (37) Ontario County, NY (157) Schuyler County, NY (30) Seneca County, NY (92) Steuben County, NY (100)  YatesCounty(37) Yates County (37)  OntarioCounty(157) Ontario County (157)  SchuylerCounty(30) Schuyler County (30)  SenecaCounty(92) Seneca County (92)  SteubenCounty(100) Steuben County (100)
Penn Yan is the county seat for Yates County
Adjacent to Yates County, New York
      Ontario County (157)  
      Schuyler County (30)  
      Seneca County (92)  
      Steuben County (100)  
 
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1New York (Yates County), Branchport — "Ahweyneyoun" (Ah-Wey-Ne-Youn) — "Drooping Blue Flower" — Red Jacket's Mother's Name —
Beneath this monument lie the mortal remains of the Mother of Sagoyewatha - Red Jacket Orator and Leader of the Seneca Indians whose domain once included the region about Keuka Lake With his father and mother Red Jacket spent . . . Map (db m154219) HM
2New York (Yates County), Branchport — Beddoe Tract
7000 acres bought in 1797 by John Beddoe, who added 600 acres for his home on the lake in 1798. He was "John Beddoe of Esperanza"Map (db m139646) HM
3New York (Yates County), Branchport — Bedford-Rose Cemetery
Beddoe-Rose Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m168962) HM
4New York (Yates County), Branchport — Bluff Point & Keuka Lake Geology
The Seabed Became A Plateau The Keuka Lake region belongs to a topographic province called the Allegheny Plateau. The shale and sandstone formations found here represent mud and sand deposits that settled on a shallow sea floor . . . Map (db m154222) HM
5New York (Yates County), Branchport — Bluff Point & Keuka Lake History
Names Tell a Story Keuka Lake’s distinctive “Y” shape led early European settlers to call it “Crooked Lake,” perhaps believing one of the Native American names for the lake, Keuka, meant “Crooked.” . . . Map (db m139746) HM
6New York (Yates County), Branchport — Red Jacket
Near this spot stood cabin home occupied by parents of noted Seneca chief Red Jacket, 1752. His mother's grave is here.Map (db m139645) HM
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7New York (Yates County), Branchport — St. Luke's Episcopal Church — Branchport, New York — 1866 —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m154220) HM
8New York (Yates County), Branchport — 523 — Trolley Depot
Site of Penn Yan, Keuka Park & Branchport Railway Depot. An electric passenger trolley ran here from 1897 to 1927. Freight service until 1928.Map (db m127577) HM
9New York (Yates County), Branchport — Veterans Memorial — "Lest We Forget"
Dedicated to the men and women from the Town of Jerusalem who served their country in time of need. Dedicated 5-30-2004Map (db m154221) WM
10New York (Yates County), Dresden — Indian Cemetery — Tesmoines
Here sleeps Cayuga Chief Tesmoines first landholder west of Seneca Lake by N.Y. State grant to 320 acres - 1789Map (db m139639) HM
11New York (Yates County), Himrod — The Finger Lakes — Historic New York
The Finger Lakes of central New York occupy deep north-south valleys amid gently rolling hills. From east to west these sparkling lakes are Skaneateles, Owasco, Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua. This region was the home of the Cayuga and Seneca . . . Map (db m68627) HM
12New York (Yates County), Keuka Park — Ball Hall
Built in 1890 under the Leadership of Rev. George Harvey Ball and originally containing all the student residences and classrooms.Map (db m77926) HM
13New York (Yates County), Middlesex — Middlesex Center Methodist Church
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 by The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m170867) HM
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14New York (Yates County), Middlesex — Overackers Corners School
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 by The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m170567) HM
15New York (Yates County), Middlesex — 390 — Train Station
On this site 1892-1970 built 1892 by Middlesex Vally RR. Burned down 1915 rebuilt 1921 by Lehigh Valley RR. Line closed 1970 Map (db m132763) HM
16New York (Yates County), Middlesex — Vine Valley Methodist Church
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 by The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m170385) HM
17New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — "The Bandstand"
Presented to the people of Yates County to commemorate the 175th anniversary of its founding. This replica is on the original 1907 foundation and was conceived, designed and constructed by members of the Penn Yan Lions Club. Chuck . . . Map (db m104998) HM
18New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — 101 Main Street — Morgan's Hardware
Built in early 1830s by Eben Smith Federal Style The first hardware store in Penn Yan An upstairs passageway once led to the Central House HotelMap (db m105052) HM
19New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — 103 Main Street — Built by Eben Smith Circa 1836
Initially a shoe making business In 1889 the location of T.S. Burns grocery storeMap (db m105054) HM
20New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — 115 Main Street — Cornwell Opera House
Built in 1864 by Charles V. Bush on the site of the American Hotel. In 1874 became the Cornwell Opera House with 3 businesses on the main floor including Cornwell Brothers BooksMap (db m105055) HM
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21New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — 130 Main Street — Built 1836 by Attorney Charles Judd
Remodeled by George McAllister in 1861 Current Building Italianate Commercial StyleMap (db m105060) HM
22New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — 131 Main Street — Lown's
1833 - 1857 site of Yates County Bank Built in 1889 by Charles V. Bush for Lown's dry goods store Has a Lamson cash carrier system still operationalMap (db m105059) HM
23New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Birkett Mills' World Record Pancake Griddle
Birkett Mills This is the original griddle used to make the... World Record Pancake September 27, 1987 • 28'-1" The Annual Buckwheat Harvest Festival Penn Yan, New YorkMap (db m105006) HM
24New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Civil War Memorial
To honor the men of Yates County who fought to save their country [Battles listed on obelisk] Antietam • Spottsylvania Gettysburg • Appomattox Vicksburg • Fredericksburg Petersburg • Wilderness Population of Yates County in 1860 . . . Map (db m105005) WM
25New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Historic New York — The Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes are a portion of the most remarkable series of parallel valleys in the world. They occupy six of the 21 north-south valleys set amid gently rolling hills. From west to east these sparkling lakes are Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, . . . Map (db m139707) HM
26New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Korean Conflict Memorial
In memory of those from Yates County who served their country during the Korean Conflict 1950 - 1955 [Dedicated] May 30, 1987Map (db m104997) WM
27New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Medal of Honor Recipients
In commemoration of the men of Yates County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the period from 1863 to 1975 who were awarded the Medal of Honor Pvt. Jerry Wall Co. B 126th. N.Y. Infantry Born 1841 • Died 1930 . . . Map (db m104994) HM WM
28New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Methodist Church
Benton Class formed 1793. Ezra Cole preached 1792. Oldest existing religious society in Yates Co. and of Methodism in Western N.Y.Map (db m107563) HM
29New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Owl’s Nest
Hotel located on this site stood along a boat basin. The basin served the canal which connected the Lakes Keuka and SenecaMap (db m139649) HM
30New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Revolutionary War Memorial
To honor and commemorate the men who fought in the American Revolution and sleep in Yates CountyMap (db m104995) HM
31New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — 876 — Sampson Theatre — Opened October 12, 1910.
Designed by Dr. Frank Sampson and Frank Harrison, Architect. Site of vaudeville, musical & comedy acts. Closed ca. 1929.Map (db m198463) HM
32New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — 389 — Toll Plank Road
Site of #1 Toll Gate House. Branchport & Penn Yan Plank Road Company built 8 mile Toll Road in 1849. Burned April 1879 ending the TollsMap (db m107562) HM
33New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — Vietnam Conflict Memorial
In memory of those from Yates County who served their country during the Viet Nam Conflict 1961 - 1975 [Dedicated] May 30, 1987Map (db m104996) WM
34New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — World War I Heroic Dead
To the Heroic Dead of Yates County. World War 1917-1918Map (db m105001) WM
35New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — World War II Memorial
In memory of those from Yates County who served their country during World War II 1941 - 1945Map (db m105004) WM
36New York (Yates County), Penn Yan — World War Memorial
In memory of those from Yates County who served their country during the World War 1917 - 1918Map (db m105002) WM
37New York (Yates County), Vine Valley — 521 — General Store
Built by G.W. Green in 1890. Owned & operated by Charles A. Robeson family from 1898 To 1984 when acquired by Town of Middlesex.Map (db m170250) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022