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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ontario, New York

 
Clickable Map of Wayne 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 Wayne County, NY (150) Cayuga County, NY (185) Monroe County, NY (370) Ontario County, NY (147) Seneca County, NY (91)  WayneCounty(150) Wayne County (150)  CayugaCounty(185) Cayuga County (185)  MonroeCounty(370) Monroe County (370)  OntarioCounty(147) Ontario County (147)  SenecaCounty(91) Seneca County (91)
Location of Ontario, New York
    Wayne County (150)
    Cayuga County (185)
    Monroe County (370)
    Ontario County (147)
    Seneca County (91)
 
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1New York (Wayne County), Ontario — "Hojack" Train StationCirca 1874
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
2New York (Wayne County), Ontario — A Pillar of Strength / The Light of Freedom
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
3New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Apple Dry House
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
4New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Baptist Meeting HouseCirca 1834
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
5New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Bear Creek Harbor
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
6New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Crombe Exhibit Barn1990
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
7New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Davis Cemetery
Thought to be the oldest cemetery in Ontario, this is the final resting place of 1812 soldier Jesse GageMap (db m172667) HM
8New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Fire of 1885
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
9New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Fruitland Mill
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
10New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Heritage Corners
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
11New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Iron Furnace
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
12New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Iron Ore Bed
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
13New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Log CabinCirca 1860
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
14New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Memorial Point at Bear Creek Harbor
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
15New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Paint Mill
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
16New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Pioneer CemeteryOntario Center Cemetery
Eliza S. Patterson's burial 1827. Veterans of Revoluionary War rest here. Final burial, 1922.Map (db m156945) HM
17New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Pioneer Settler
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
18New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Town of Ontario Timeline1806 - 1973
[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
19New York (Wayne County), Ontario — War of 1812
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
20New York (Wayne County), Ontario — Warner HouseCirca 1838
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
 
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