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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Binghamton, New York

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Binghamton is the county seat for Broome County
Binghamton is in Broome County
      Broome County (95)  
      Chenango County (94)  
      Cortland County (66)  
      Delaware County (82)  
      Tioga County (51)  
      Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (47)  
      Wayne County, Pennsylvania (86)  
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1New York (Broome County), Binghamton — 1776-1976 In Memory Of
1776 - 1976 In memory of the approximately four hundred veterans of the War of Independence who were pioneers in settling the Broome County area. Washington at Valley Forge.Map (db m198162) WM
2New York (Broome County), Binghamton — 1st N.Y. and 108th Ambulance Co's Memorial
In memoriam to the members of the 1st N.Y. and 108th Ambulance Co's. 27th Division A.E.F., World War I, 1917, 1918, 1919Map (db m198158) WM
3New York (Broome County), Binghamton — A. Phillip Randolph — (1889-1979)
Founder and long-time president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. During World War II he fought for equal employment in defense industries for African Americans and after the war won the fight to ban discrimination in the armed . . . Map (db m197937) HM
4New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Alfred Dunk House
Alfred Dunk House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m198185) HM
5New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Binghamton Public Library — "The People's University" — Built 1903 —
A gift from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to the City of Binghamton. Architect Sanford Lacey.Map (db m198161) HM
6New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Camp Susquehanna
Near this spot, Col. David Ireland trained the 137th NY. They defended the right flank on Culp's Hill at Gettysburg, contributing to Union victory in the battle & Civil War.Map (db m198178) HM
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7New York (Broome County), Binghamton — 490 — Centenary Church
Site of the 45th Annual Convention of the NY State Woman Suffrage Association attended by 162 delegates October 14-17, 1913Map (db m132676) HM
8New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Cesar Chavez — (1927-1993)
A Mexican-American farm worker and labor leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, later known as United Farm Workers, to fight for justice for farm workers. "Non-violence takes more guts, if I can put it bluntly, . . . Map (db m197895) HM
9New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Chenango Canal
The southern end of the 97-mile canal (1837-78) was at the river confluence. It moved Pa coal, local lumber & goods to the Erie Canal. Canal Society of NYSMap (db m92919) HM
10New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Confluence Park
Located at the convergence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers, Confluence Park is the hub of the Two Rivers Greenway and a meeting of Binghamton’s past and present. [captions] The South Washington Street Bridge, shown here, was designed by . . . Map (db m198124) HM
11New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Confluence Park — Celebrating the Native American presence in Binghamton through the park's design
This park capitalizes on the natural beauty of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, maintaining a strong vista of the river confluence. The hub of a network of Binghamton's riverfront greenways, the park was planned to provide safe public access to . . . Map (db m198126) HM
12New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Daisy L. Bates — (1914-1999)
Journalist, publisher, author and an American civil rights leader. As president of the Arkansas NAACP, she played an important role in the Little Rock integration crisis of 1957. "No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or . . . Map (db m197921) HM
13New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Dedicated to the Memory
Dedicated to the memory of our boys who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. B.B.B. Factory. Harold Butts, Joseph Curay, Vernon Leamon, Michael Lutsic, Clarence Misner Workshoe Factory. Martin Bernat, John Bezosky Jr. Geo. F. Factory. . . . Map (db m198159) WM
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14New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Donald E. Burton Sr. — 5th February 1930 - 11th February 1970 — City of Binghamton Department of Parks & Recreation Employee —
On February 11th Donald was driving a tractor fitted with a sweeper brush to remove snow from sidewalks. Donald noticed co-workers shoveling the sidewalks of this bridge. In an act of kindness he volunteered to clear the bridge sidewalks with his . . . Map (db m198180) HM
15New York (Broome County), Binghamton — E. D. Nixon — (1899-1987)
Civil Rights leader and union organizer who worked alongside MLK, Jr. and also served as president of the Montgomery NAACP. "We had a long, hard row to hoe, but we did it with persistence, great leadership and belief in ourselves and . . . Map (db m197936) HM
16New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Ezell Blair, Jr. — (1941-)
One of the Greensboro Four who participated in the famous "Sit-In" at the Greensboro, NC Woolworth's store, challenging the store's policy of segregation. "Mom, we are going to do something tomorrow that may change history that might . . . Map (db m197885) HM
17New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Fannie Lou Hamer — (1917-1977)
In August 1964, she testified at the Democratic National Convention calling for the seating of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at that convention. "The first vote I cast, I cast my first vote for myself, because I was running . . . Map (db m197938) HM
18New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Frederick Douglass — (1818-1895)
A self-educated escaped slave and an American abolitionist and reformer, he firmly believed in the equality of all people, regardless of race or sex. "The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and . . . Map (db m197919) HM
19New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Freedom Trail
Fugitive slaves were aided on the Underground Railroad at this site. Dr. S. Hand house & nearby A.M.E. Zion and A.M.E. Bethel ChurchMap (db m101993) HM
20New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Heroic Sons
This monument is the tribute of Broome County to her heroic sons who served in defence of The Union. 1861 - 1865.Map (db m198170) WM
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21New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Historic North Side-Bingham's Patent
Historic North Side Bingham's Patent Near this site is the northern boundary of the land grant of William Bingham. This was the city limit until April 4, 1890Map (db m93031) HM
22New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Historic North Side-The Chenango Canal
Historic North Side The Chenango Canal Between 1837 and 1875 the canal linked Binghamton and Utica. Its general course followed the line of State St. which is built on the filled in canal bed.Map (db m93029) HM
23New York (Broome County), Binghamton — In Honor of Rod Serling
In Honor of Rod Serling, Class of 1943 creator of "Twilight Zone" award winning dramatist playwright and lecturer 1924-1975Map (db m92985) HM
24New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Indian Castle
Indian Castle Located near junction of Castle Creek with Chenango River. Called Otsiningo. Destroyed Aug. 18, 1779 during Sullivan CampaignMap (db m93030) HM
25New York (Broome County), Binghamton — James Herbert Cameron — (1914-2006)
The lone survivor of a lynching, Cameron dedicated his life to promoting civil rights, racial unity and equality. He was an author and founded several chapters of the NAACP and also America's Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee. "I . . . Map (db m197940) HM
26New York (Broome County), Binghamton — James L. Farmer, Jr. — (1920-1999)
. . . Map (db m197913) HM
27New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Jesse Jackson — (1941-)
Was part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by Martin Luther King, Jr. whose purpose was to harness moral authority in the service of the civil rights movement. "If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can . . . Map (db m197877) HM
28New York (Broome County), Binghamton — John F. Kennedy — (1917-1963)
The 35th President of the U.S., Kennedy supported desegregation and civil rights. He proposed what became the Civil Rights Act of 1964. "One person can make a difference and every person should try."Map (db m197905) HM
29New York (Broome County), Binghamton — John Lewis — (1940-)
Became a Freedom Rider associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Later, as the chairman of SNCC, he helped plan and took part in the Selma, Alabama desegreation march that became known as Bloody Sunday. "We can . . . Map (db m197888) HM
30New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Korean War Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans who served our country during the Korean Conflict, "The Forgotten War", July 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 [south side] Korean (conflict) War. June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953. Killed in action, Broome County, NY. Patrick . . . Map (db m198173) WM
31New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Marconi Tower
Erected November 1913 by Guglielmo Marconi to test the possibility of transmitting telegraphic signals to moving trains along the Lackawanna RR.Map (db m198200) HM
32New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Men of Broome
Men of Broome who served for us, in your name this bridge we give, that your laurels may grow green, that your memory may live. Flowing stream and wooded hills spanned by arch of classic grace, here we speak our gratitude, here we hold your . . . Map (db m198130) WM
33New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Mohandas K. Gandhi — (1869-1948)
Devoted his life to the pursuit of social justice through non-violent civil disobedience, beginning in South Africa, then as a leader of the independence movement in his native India. He was assassinated as he tried to address the . . . Map (db m197899) HM
34New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Near This Point 18 August 1779
Near This Point 18 August 1779 Camped the army of James Clinton en route to join the forces of General John Sullivan in the expedition against the Iroquois and their British allies in the war of the American Revolution Originally erected by . . . Map (db m92920) HM
35New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Nelson R. Mandela — (1918-)
Imprisoned for resisting South African apartheid. Four years after his 1990 release, South Africans of all races were allowed to vote for the first time in a national election where he was elected the first black president of South . . . Map (db m197904) HM
36New York (Broome County), Binghamton — New York State Inebriate Asylum — Erected 1858
First hospital on the United States dedicated to the treatmemt of alcoholism. Placed by the New York State Society of the National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor Mrs. James V. Fiori State President 1997Map (db m149561) HM
37New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Phelps Mansion Museum
Phelps Mansion Museum has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1973 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m92921) HM
38New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Roberson Museum — Sullivan-Clinton Museum Exhibit
A museum exhibit interprets the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. The campaign destroyed Native American villages and crops throughout the Iroquois homeland.Map (db m94628) HM
39New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Rosa L. Parks — (1913-2005)
. . . Map (db m197917) HM
40New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending . . . Map (db m93324) HM
41New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Site of Peterson's Tavern
Site of Peterson's Tavern First meeting place of the newly incorporated village of Binghamton May 3, 1834Map (db m92915) HM
42New York (Broome County), Binghamton — St. Mary's Home
Former site of St. Mary's Home operated by the sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet founded by the Rev. James F. Horrigan 1881 - 1961. Erected by the kids, benefactors of St. Mary's Home Aug. 1998.Map (db m198202) HM
43New York (Broome County), Binghamton — 625 — Stone Opera House
Built by Charles Stone in 1892 & visited by Theodore Roosevelt in 1900. This theatre hosted many famed actors and playwrights.Map (db m198182) HM
44New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Susan B. Anthony — (1820-1906)
A woman's right activist whose protests ultimately led to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote. "Failure is impossible"Map (db m197893) HM
45New York (Broome County), Binghamton — The Bevier-Wright House
Built by Cornelius & Barbara Bevier circa 1850. Purchased 1889 by Otsego County native & Civil War veteran William Wright for 3,000.00. W. E. Wright was a carpenter, general contractor & proprietor of two stove & tinware stores in Binghamton. . . . Map (db m94390) HM
46New York (Broome County), Binghamton — The Binghamton Clothing Company
The Binghamton Clothing Company stood directly across the street from this marker. The fire, which began on July 22, 1913 at approximately 2:25pm, remains the worst loss of life by fire in city history. The fire claimed 31 lives. Nellie Connor, . . . Map (db m198174) HM
47New York (Broome County), Binghamton — The Quinn Farm — James Quinn — President —
First Farm Bureau in the United States In 1911 began the largest organization of farmers founded for the purpose of extending the science of agriculture.The growth of their idea resulted in the unparalleled productivity of American agriculture . . . Map (db m93291) HM
48New York (Broome County), Binghamton — The Skirmisher
To Those from Broome County who served in the Spanish-American WarMap (db m198123) WM
49New York (Broome County), Binghamton — 149 — Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m198201) HM
50New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Universalist
First society formed 1838 church erected this square facing Exchange St. in 1846, burned c. 1867Map (db m93290) HM
51New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Viola Liuzzo — (1925-1965)
Became a civil rights activist and participated in the Selma Alabama march after Bloody Sunday, and was murdered later that day by the Ku Klux Klan. "Everybody's struggle"Map (db m197883) HM
52New York (Broome County), Binghamton — William J. McGowan Award
William J. McGowan, Jr. 1918 - 1922 — Binghamton City Council — 1976 - 1991 —————————————————— The . . . Map (db m121221) HM
53New York (Broome County), Binghamton — William L. Moore — (1927-1963)
A white mail carrier who staged lone protests against racial inequality by hand-delivering letters he had written denouncing racial segregation. He was gunned down on his final walk to the state capital in Mississippi. "Equal rights . . . Map (db m197891) HM
54New York (Broome County), Binghamton — William L. Moore — (1927-1963)
. . . Map (db m197910) HM
55New York (Broome County), Binghamton — William L. Moore — A Tribute to a Humanitarian
William L. Moore was a man of action. This Binghamton native faced many challenges while helping to preserve the freedom and rights of others. After he served our country honorably as a U.S. Marine and graduated from Harpur College (SUNY), he . . . Map (db m198184) HM
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Dec. 7, 2022