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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 (41) Ontario County, NY (159) Schuyler County, NY (30) Seneca County, NY (106) Steuben County, NY (106)  YatesCounty(41) Yates County (41)  OntarioCounty(159) Ontario County (159)  SchuylerCounty(30) Schuyler County (30)  SenecaCounty(106) Seneca County (106)  SteubenCounty(106) Steuben County (106)
Penn Yan is the county seat for Yates County
Adjacent to Yates County, New York
      Ontario County (159)  
      Schuyler County (30)  
      Seneca County (106)  
      Steuben County (106)  
 
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1 New 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
2 New 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
3 New York, Yates County, Branchport — Beddoe-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
4 New 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
5 New 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
6 New 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
7 New York, Yates County, Branchport — St. Luke's Episcopal ChurchBranchport, New York — 1866 —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m154220) HM
8 New 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
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9 New 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
10 New York, Yates County, Dresden — Indian CemeteryTesmoines
Here sleeps Cayuga Chief Tesmoines first landholder west of Seneca Lake by N.Y. State grant to 320 acres - 1789Map (db m139639) HM
11 New York, Yates County, Dundee — 963 — Woman's Study Club
Est. Public library 1908. Founding member Della Cooper donated funds & land for library building. Opened 1920. Renamed Dundee Library 2000.Map (db m236770) HM
12 New York, Yates County, Himrod — The Finger LakesHistoric 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
13 New 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
14 New 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
15 New 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
16 New 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
17 New 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
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18 New 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
19 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — 101 Main StreetMorgan'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
20 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — 103 Main StreetBuilt by Eben Smith Circa 1836
Initially a shoe making business In 1889 the location of T.S. Burns grocery storeMap (db m105054) HM
21 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — 115 Main StreetCornwell 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
22 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — 130 Main StreetBuilt 1836 by Attorney Charles Judd
Remodeled by George McAllister in 1861 Current Building Italianate Commercial StyleMap (db m105060) HM
23 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — 131 Main StreetLown'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
24 New 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
25 New 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
26 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — Crooked Lake Canal Stone
This lovely carved stone block came from the Crooked Lake Canal (1833-1877) that connected Penn Yan to Dresden along the north side of Outlet Creek. Twenty-seven locks were required to negotiate the drop of 270 feet through the 8 mile gorge . . . Map (db m223429) HM
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27 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — Historic New YorkThe 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
28 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — Keuka Outlet Trail
Where Worlds Met & Penn Yan Grew 1. This area – surround by Lake, Main and Water Streets – was an early industrial center of the community which became Penn Yan. David Wagener built the first sawmill on the south bank of the Crooked . . . Map (db m223612) HM
29 New 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
30 New 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
31 New 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
32 New 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
33 New 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
34 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — 876 — Sampson TheatreOpened 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
35 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — The John T. Andrews Gates
Named in honor of J.T. Andrews IV (1911-1991) who, as executive vice president of the Keuka Lake Association, initiated this project in 1974. This fourth generation Penn Yan resident also was instrumental in founding the KLA (1956), the Outlet . . . Map (db m223611) HM
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36 New 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
37 New 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
38 New York, Yates County, Penn Yan — World War I Heroic Dead
To the Heroic Dead of Yates County. World War 1917-1918Map (db m105001) WM
39 New 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
40 New 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
41 New 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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