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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ontario, New York
Location of Ontario, New York
► Wayne County (150) ► Cayuga County (185) ► Monroe County (370) ► Ontario County (147) ► Seneca County (91)
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|This depot was first used in 1874 as part of the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad. It was also known as the Hojack line. The story goes that a farmer was taking his wagon across the tracks when his mule stopped. He kept saying "Ho, Jack" . . . — — Map (db m172676) HM|
|A Pillar of strength, standing as One, heavy in Weight, You are of Metal, with all your Integrity and Assurance, You are the Stabilizer This anchor is dedicated to all the United States Armed Forces POW's and MIA's by employees of the Ginna . . . — — Map (db m172668) WM|
|The history of apple growing date back to 1804 when white settlers first settled in Pultneyville and began propagating the apple tree found there. By 1850, commercial culture (production for sale or trade to others) was beginning. Apples were stored . . . — — Map (db m172675) HM|
|The Baptist congregation met for the first time on July 3, 1834, and employed George B. Davis as their first pastor. Their first meeting house, on the south-west corner of Ontario Center, was not built until 1834. The congregation later built a . . . — — Map (db m172678) HM|
|In the late 1800s and early 1900s, commercial fishing and the shipping of locally mined iron ore were carried out at Bear Creek harbor. — — Map (db m172363) HM|
|This exhibit barn was built on site in 1990 as a general meeting building in which we could display some of the tools and artifacts related to the homestead and farms of the area. The second floor is closed to visitors and is a storage loft. — — Map (db m172677) HM|
|Thought to be the oldest cemetery in Ontario, this is the final resting place of 1812 soldier Jesse Gage — — Map (db m172667) HM|
|Fire started in the barn of the Clark Hotel on June 21, 1885. Twenty-nine buildings - half of Ontario's business district - were destroyed. — — Map (db m172362) HM|
|In 1835 Ira Hill built dams here to power flour and saw milling, pond was used for cutting ice in winter. — — Map (db m172349) HM|
|On June 5, 1974 the Brick Church Pease Home, Brick Church School, Ruffell Log Cabin were placed on the National Register. This 19th Century crossroads began in 1834. — — Map (db m172666) HM|
|Furnaceville Iron Company built a blast furnace here in 1880 to manufacture pig iron. The ore was dug from local beds. — — Map (db m172358) HM|
|Here in 1811 Mr. Knickerbocker discovered iron ore when digging a well. Ore was first dug by hand and shipped out Bear Creek harbor. Later this ore fed local furnace. — — Map (db m172360) HM|
|James Ruffell built this log cabin during the Civil War, on a 104 acre farm on Ore Bed Road, (now Kenyon Road). This cabin was the second one built by the Ruffell family. It replaced an earlier one that was inconveniently located farther back in the . . . — — Map (db m172680) HM|
|is dedicated to all who have served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The memorial circles will serve as a timeless reminder of the ultimate sacrifice these Ontario residents gave in defense of our nation and to . . . — — Map (db m172466) WM|
|A mill was built here in 1913 for drying and grinding iron ore. This iron ore powder was shipped worldwide for making red barn paint. Operations ceased in 1948. — — Map (db m172357) HM|
|Eliza S. Patterson's burial 1827. Veterans of Revoluionary War rest here.
Final burial, 1922. — — Map (db m156945) HM|
|In 1806 the Freeman Hopkins family arrived by ox team from New England and built a log cabin. This was the first settlement in Ontario. — — Map (db m172458) HM|
|[left panel]: Map of Phelps & Gorham’s Purchase 1790. In 1776, at the start of the Revolutionary War, the Iroquois Indians held claim to this territory. In 1788, Oliver Phelps of Connecticut, and Nathanial Gorham of Massachusetts purchased 2,600,00 . . . — — Map (db m172822) HM|
|In 1814, a British war vessel anchored off Ontario and Noah Fuller and Capt. Church were kidnapped and forced to guide her into Pultneyville. — — Map (db m172454) HM|
|The Warner Farm House was the home of Alanson Warner and his wife Catherina Albright. Alanson, the son of Andrew and Chloe Fairman Warner, a native of Worthington Massachusetts, came to Ontario in 1816 with his parents. Alanson was credited with . . . — — Map (db m172649) HM|