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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Canastota, New York

 
Clickable Map of Madison 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 Madison County, NY (76) Chenango County, NY (92) Cortland County, NY (64) Oneida County, NY (189) Onondaga County, NY (209) Oswego County, NY (80) Otsego County, NY (86)  MadisonCounty(76) Madison County (76)  ChenangoCounty(92) Chenango County (92)  CortlandCounty(64) Cortland County (64)  OneidaCounty(189) Oneida County (189)  OnondagaCounty(209) Onondaga County (209)  OswegoCounty(80) Oswego County (80)  OtsegoCounty(86) Otsego County (86)
Wampsville is the county seat for Madison County
Canastota is in Madison County
      Madison County (76)  
ADJACENT TO MADISON COUNTY
      Chenango County (92)  
      Cortland County (64)  
      Oneida County (189)  
      Onondaga County (209)  
      Oswego County (80)  
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1New York (Madison County), Canastota — Amelia Earhart
Former site of Canastota Municipal Airport 1928-1989 Dedicated by Amelia Earhart August 28,1928Map (db m82424) HM
2New York (Madison County), Canastota — 293 — Bruce Opera House
Site Of Bruce Opera House 1888-1909 This Cultural Hub Seated 802 Patrons & Showed Movies Projected By The Biograph, A Canastota Invention Map (db m109611) HM
3New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canal Streetca. 1900
The berm (heel) side of the canal contained businesses that provided to the needs of canallers and the manufacturing of goods to be shipped by the canal, while the towpath side provided services and cottage industries. Research & Design by . . . Map (db m146997) HM
4New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canal TownErie Canalway National Heritage Corridor — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Towns sprouted along the length of the Erie Canal. Canal Street was Canastota's business district. Travelers stopped here for food and supplies or a bed for the night at a hotel or boarding house. Local farmers, merchants, and manufacturers shipped . . . Map (db m139500) HM
5New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canastota's Basin1825-1918
A canal basin is an expanse of waterway alongside or at the end of a canal, and wider than the canal, constructed to allow boats to moor or unload cargo without impeding the progress of other traffic, and to allow room for turning. Research . . . Map (db m146999) HM
6New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canastota's First Commercial Activity Occurred Along the Canal Basin of the Erie Canal
Moving east in the mural are the following: As settlement flourished, the Farr Hardware and the Canastota Bee-Journal buildings marked the beginning of S.Peterboro Street as a hub of mercantile activity. The Peterboro Street . . . Map (db m146995) HM
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7New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canastota's Lift Bridge
A lift bridge was designed to lift up horizontally out of the way of canal boat traffic. Canastota's lift bridge was constructed because the existing high bridge had an inconvenient rise to the Peterboro Street level crossing the canal. . . . Map (db m146998) HM
8New York (Madison County), Canastota — Carmen Basilio
Born here April 2, 1927 Son of Joe and Mary Basilio Hall of Fame boxer World Champion 1955-58 Athlete of the Year 1957Map (db m82369) HM
9New York (Madison County), Canastota — Congregational Church - 1814
Founded by pioneers from CT on the theology of J. Edwards Meeting house built 1824 Early leaders: R. Bushnell, E.S. Cadwell, & P. CadwellMap (db m65337) HM
10New York (Madison County), Canastota — Enlarging the Erie CanalErie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Its immediate success on opening from Albany to Buffalo in 1825 soon led to calls to enlarge the canal. From 1836 to 1862 the canal was deepened from 4 feet to 7 feet, with bigger locks and aqueducts, and canal boats grew threefold in capacity from . . . Map (db m139502) HM
11New York (Madison County), Canastota — Founders Park2014
Reuben Perkins 1761-1855 Capt. Perkins, a Revolutionary War veteran, moved to the area from Connecticut in 1807. He obtained a state patent in 1810 to buy 329 2/10 acres of the Canastota Reserve from the Oneida Indians for $7.50 an acre. . . . Map (db m149190) HM
12New York (Madison County), Canastota — Grain Pits
These pits are remains of community storage cellars for corn, beans and squash. Used by the Iroquois Indians.Map (db m144353) HM
13New York (Madison County), Canastota — Great Auto Race
1908 - Centennial - 2008 From New York to Paris. Racers arrived in Canastota Feb. 14th staying overnight. The U.S. team won the race.Map (db m58367) HM
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14New York (Madison County), Canastota — Home of Milton Delano
Clerk of Town of Old Lenox. Twice elected Sheriff of Madison County. Member of Congress 1888-1892Map (db m139563) HM
15New York (Madison County), Canastota — Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail
Industrial Growth (marker front panel) The Erie Canal encouraged settlers to establish farms and helped small upstate towns become economically viable. Plants and mills built near the canal to process farm produce diversified to meet . . . Map (db m139499) HM
16New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lenox and Canastota War Memorial
1861-1865 Lenox and Canastota's Tribute to Their Heroes. Erected A.D. 1907 (dates on monument) 1776-1783 1812-1815 1846-1848 1898Map (db m149176) WM
17New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lenox Anti-Slavery SocietyLA-SS
300 feet north of here, the Lenox Anti-Slavery Society was organized at the former First Presbyterian Church on December 7, 1836Map (db m139567) HM
18New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lewis Adamo
Asst Canastota Police Chief Killed At This Location On June 5 1950 While Directing Traffic Map (db m109697) HM
19New York (Madison County), Canastota — Nichols Pond Park
Nichols Pond Park, a Madison County park, consists of 45 acres of land. The park is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk, and provides opportunities for hiking, bird watching and other forms of outdoor recreation. The pond located at . . . Map (db m144351) HM
20New York (Madison County), Canastota — Oneida Indian Village Wall
The area on which you are standing was an Oneida Indian village active as early as the mid to late 1400's. Directly in front of you is an area that was excavated in the 1950's. The excavation revealed evidence of a section of palisade wall . . . Map (db m144350) HM
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21New York (Madison County), Canastota — Oneida Stone of 1615
Oneida means People of the Standing Stone. In each village was such an altar and council place.Map (db m144349) HM
22New York (Madison County), Canastota — Peterboro Street Lift BridgeErie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Canal and street traffic came into conflict where Peterboro Street crossed the Erie Canal in Canastota's busy commercial district. Engineers fixed the problem with a hydraulic lift bridge. Raised, it let boats through and still carried foot traffic. . . . Map (db m139501) HM
23New York (Madison County), Canastota — Quality Hill Green
A company of horse artillery drilled here during the War of 1812Map (db m139565) HM
24New York (Madison County), Canastota — Reuben Perkins
Reuben Perkins, born on November 5th, 1763, came from a family of the earliest settlers of New England. Perkins was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and had served in the battles at Plattsburg, Saratoga, and Stony Point. For his service he . . . Map (db m139591) HM
25New York (Madison County), Canastota — Site of Champlain Battle
Here Champlain aided by Huron Indians attacked the stockaded Oneida Village Oct. 10-16, 1615Map (db m144345) HM
26New York (Madison County), Canastota — The Erie CanalHistoric New York
Construction of the Erie Canal was hailed as the greatest engineering accomplishment to that time. Under the leadership of Governor De Witt Clinton, construction began July 4, 1817. With little technical knowledge, thousands of workers surveyed, . . . Map (db m65012) HM
27New York (Madison County), Canastota — Town Of Lenox WWII Memorial
. . . Map (db m149179) WM
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2022