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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Auburn, New York

 
Clickable Map of Cayuga 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 Cayuga County, NY (169) Cortland County, NY (58) Jefferson County, NY (137) Onondaga County, NY (178) Oswego County, NY (78) Seneca County, NY (91) Tompkins County, NY (52) Wayne County, NY (130)  CayugaCounty(169) Cayuga County (169)  CortlandCounty(58) Cortland County (58)  JeffersonCounty(137) Jefferson County (137)  OnondagaCounty(178) Onondaga County (178)  OswegoCounty(78) Oswego County (78)  SenecaCounty(91) Seneca County (91)  TompkinsCounty(52) Tompkins County (52)  WayneCounty(130) Wayne County (130)
Location of Auburn, New York
    Cayuga County (169)
    Cortland County (58)
    Jefferson County (137)
    Onondaga County (178)
    Oswego County (78)
    Seneca County (91)
    Tompkins County (52)
    Wayne County (130)
 
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1New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 1836 Willard Mansion
1836 Willard Mansion A family home based on the cornstarch fortune of Dr. Sylvester Willard, philanthropist and Secretary of the Auburn Theological Seminary Map (db m88041) HM
2New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 500 Feet → Fort Hill
500 Feet → Fort Hill Prehistoric Indian fort. Traditional birthplace of Chief Logan. Now a cemetery. Map (db m166864) HM
3New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Alexis De Tocqueville
Alexis De Tocqueville. The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of Democrary in America visited this area during his 1831-1832 tour of America.Map (db m88405) HM
4New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 288 — Auburn Airport
1941-1952 built by the flying farmers: Leman Ingalls, Hugh Darrow, Ralph Bower, Frank Nugent. Offered lessons and charter flightsMap (db m133053) HM
5New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Auburn Prison
Auburn Prison Erection commenced 1816 First prisoners 1817 assisted in construction First electrocution in the world 1890 Map (db m87987) HM
6New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Auburn Prison
Auburn Prison Convicts made sewing silk 1841 - 1846 Here was principal cash market in U. S. for cocoons and raw silk Map (db m87991) HM
7New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Case Research Lab
Case Research Lab Birthplace of talking movies in 1924. Theodore Case developed sound film and partnered with Fox Studios to create Movietone News. Map (db m88038) HM
8New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Cayuga County
[front] 1941 1947, Cayuga County. This tablet is erected by Cayuga County to the memory of those who gave their lives for their country in World War II. [right side] 1950 1953, Cayuga County. This tablet is erected by Cayuga County to the memory . . . Map (db m88351) WM
9New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Cayuga County Bicentennial Memorial Garden at Willard Chapel
. . . Map (db m159474) HM
10New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Cayuga County Court House
Cayuga County Court House Frame building erected on rear of this lot 1809. Present building erected 1836. reconstructed 1922-24. Map (db m88354) HM
11New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Cold Spring Cemetery
First Irish Catholic cem. Resting place of immigrants from famine in Ireland 1845-1850. Many Civil War vets buried here Map (db m87940) HM
12New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Columbian Rope Plant
Columbian Rope Plant Founded by Col. E.D. Metcalf. New factory begun in 1903. 1 million sq. feet of floor area. "The Cordage City" Map (db m88099) HM
13New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — David Munson Osborne / Thomas Mott Osbourne
David Munson Osborne Born 1822 - Died 1886 Lived here - House demolished 1936. Founded D.M. Osbourne Company manufacturer of harvesting machines. Mayor of Auburn, 1879-1881 Thomas Mott Osbourne Born 1859 - Died 1926 Lived here - House . . . Map (db m88470) HM
14New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — David Munson Osborne Memorial City Hall
David Munson Osborne Memorial City Hall Opened 1930- Henry Shepley, architect. Donated by Helen Osborne Storrow and Emily Osborne Harris in memory of their father, D.M. Osborne.Map (db m88391) HM
15New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Dedicated to the Memory of William H. Seward
Dedicated to the Memory of William H. Seward who as a young Auburn lawyer practiced law in Cayuga County Court House. He rose to become governor of New York, United States Senator, Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson. He was Lincoln's . . . Map (db m88355) HM
16New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 713 — Dr. Jerome Holland
1916-1985. Hampton Inst. & Delaware St. Coll. President. NYSE Director, Ambassador to Sweden, All-American football player. Site of former home.Map (db m169426) HM
17New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — During the War of 1812
During the War of 1812 barracks were established in this locality. Troops passing to and from Niagara camped here. Map (db m88155) HM
18New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — E.D. Clapp
E.D. Clapp 1874-1880, nationally known producer of carriage, drop and metal forgings. Relocated in 1972. Map (db m88097) HM
19New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Enos T. Throop 1784-1874
Enos T. Throop 1784-1874 Auburn Postmaster 1809-1815 State Congressman 1815-1817 Circuit Judge 1823-1828 Governor of New York 1829-1832 Map (db m88176) HM
20New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Ford
Across Wasco Outlet on great Iroquois Trail used by Col. Peter Gansevoort who encamped here Sept. 21, 1779.Map (db m99185) HM
21New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Fort Hill
Fort Hill of moundbuilder origin. Later Cayuga council seat and village Fort Wasco traditional birth place of Chief Logan Map (db m88170) HM
22New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, a network of abolitionists who spirited blacks to freedom. A fugitive slave herself, she made some nineteen return trips to rescue as many as 300 slaves from bondage.Map (db m145856) HM
23New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memoriam
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, as members of the 299th Combat Engineer's assault boat teams, the following men from Auburn, N.Y. and adjacent areas, gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy in the liberation of Europe. •Nicholas V. DeAngelis •Leo A. . . . Map (db m88329) WM
24New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memory of Harriet Tubman
In memory of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave in Maryland about 1821. Died in Auburn, N.Y. March 10th, 1913. Called the "Moses" of her people during the Civil War. With rare courage, she led over three hundred negroes up from slavery to freedom and . . . Map (db m88356) HM
25New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memory of the Famous 299th
In Memory of the Famous 299th Combat Engineers D Day WWII Normandy Invasion. On June 6th 1944, the 299th Combat Engineers were among the first troops deployed on "D" Day. Their mission was to clear the beach defenses. With no cover and receiving . . . Map (db m88362) WM
26New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors
In memory of the soldiers and sailors in the War for Independence 1776 buried in Cayuga County New York Map (db m88358) WM
27New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — John Foster DullesBorn 1888 - Died 1959
John Foster Dulles Born 1888 - Died 1959 Resided in this house. Secretary of State in cabinet of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Map (db m88461) HM
28New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Korean War
[front center] Koren War "The Forgotten War" 25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953 Dedicated to the men and women of Cayuga County for their contriutions and sacrifices in saving a nation fom communism and preserving peace, freedom and prosperity. Killed . . . Map (db m88306) WM
29New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Martha Coffin Wright
Martha Coffin Wright with sister Lucretia Mott, an organizer of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. Underground Railroad stop. Wright home raised 1880. Noble Mansion razed in 1975. Map (db m88152) HM
30New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Memorial to Cayuga County Soldiers and Sailors
Memorial to Cayuga County Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War, 1861 1865. Friends around me fell like drops of rain. Twas there many noble ones were slain. Their mangled corpes strewned the grass with none to care since life was passed. Each . . . Map (db m88392) WM
31New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — North Street Cemetery
North Street Cemetery Most of the settlers of Hardenbergh's Corners and early inhabitants of Auburn are buried here. Main cemetery until 1852 Map (db m88476) HM
32New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Old Stone House
Site of Old Stone House built Dr. Nathan Fish 1798 - 1813 A junction of early roads and turnpikesMap (db m145773) HM
33New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 10 — Pomeroy
Hon. Theodore Medad Pomeroy (1824-1905) was born in Cayuga to Rev. Medad Pomeroy and Lillian Maxwell. His father moved the family to Elridge where Theodore studied at Munro Academy under Lemuel S. Pomeroy. A graduate of Hamilton College, Theodore . . . Map (db m88309) HM
34New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — St. Alphonsus
St. Alphonsus Church was founded by German-speaking Catholics in 1853. The congregation worshipped in a church on Water Street until this ediface was erected in 1930. Map (db m88366) HM
35New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church Original church 1811 First to be erected in Auburn. Present stone ediface dedicated 1833. Map (db m88177) HM
36New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — The Medal of HonorUSN, USMC, USCG, US ARMY, USAF
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Government. It is bestowed by the President in the name of Congress and is conferred only upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves . . . Map (db m88220) WM
37New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — The Moral of War
[left] The Moral of War In War: Resolution In Defeat: Definace In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Goodwill Winston Spencer Churchill ———————— This memorial is dedicated as a perpetual reminder . . . Map (db m88221) WM
38New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Theodore Medad Pomeroy1824-1905
. . . Map (db m88311) HM
39New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Theodore Willard CaseBorn 1888 - Died 1944
Theodore Willard Case Born 1888 - Died 1944 Built and resided in this house. Inventor of the sound-on-film technology and the optical soundtrack Map (db m88424) HM
40New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Wasco"The Crossing Place"
Site of a Cayuga village occupied by Indians before and after settlement of Hardenbergh Corners 1793Map (db m87985) HM
41New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Water Power in the City of AuburnNorthern Division Street
For nearly 200 years, water power along the Owasco River in Downtown Auburn has been at the foundation of the community's manufacturing, industrial, and economic growth. Historically, there were over 11 sites harnessing the power of the river to . . . Map (db m145774) HM
42New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Willam Henry CarpenterBorn 1821 - Died 1885
Willam Henry Carpenter Born 1821 - Died 1885 Built and resided in this house. United States Consul to Foo Chow, China Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln Served 1861 - 1865 Map (db m88427) HM
43New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Willard Memorial Chapel - Welch Memorial BuildingBuilt 1892-1894
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m159471) HM
44New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — William H. SewardBorn 1801 — Died 1872 — Resided in This House 1824-1872 —
William H. Seward Born 1801 — Died 1872 Resided in This House 1824-1872 New York Governor, United States Senator, Secretary of State in Cabinets of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The leading figure in the purchase of . . . Map (db m88368) HM
45New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — William H. Seward1801 - 1872
William H. Seward, 1801 - 1872 "How through these years in silence thou hast borne the cruel doubt, the slanders of debate, the assassin's knife, and keener blade of scorn, wielded by party in its narrow hate: How could'st thou pause each step to . . . Map (db m88395) HM
 
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