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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Union Springs, 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 (196) Cortland County, NY (64) Jefferson County, NY (155) Onondaga County, NY (209) Oswego County, NY (80) Seneca County, NY (91) Tompkins County, NY (54) Wayne County, NY (155)  CayugaCounty(196) Cayuga County (196)  CortlandCounty(64) Cortland County (64)  JeffersonCounty(155) Jefferson County (155)  OnondagaCounty(209) Onondaga County (209)  OswegoCounty(80) Oswego County (80)  SenecaCounty(91) Seneca County (91)  TompkinsCounty(54) Tompkins County (54)  WayneCounty(155) Wayne County (155)
Auburn is the county seat for Cayuga County
Union Springs is in Cayuga County
      Cayuga County (196)  
ADJACENT TO CAYUGA COUNTY
      Cortland County (64)  
      Jefferson County (155)  
      Onondaga County (209)  
      Oswego County (80)  
      Seneca County (91)  
      Tompkins County (54)  
      Wayne County (155)  
 
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1New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — 284 — 1840 Church
Built by First Presbyterian Society on land donated by Howland family. Farrand Kitchel, builder. Home to museum 1994.Map (db m128004) HM
2New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Cayuga Castle
Site two miles east Cayuga village destroyed In Sullivan Campaign September 1779Map (db m145833) HM
3New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Cayuga CastleGoi-O-Gouen
Site of principal Cayuga village Destroyed Sept. 23. 1779 Sullivan CampaignMap (db m145841) HM
4New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Charles Courtney
Home of professional oarsman Charles Courtney Nat'l. Single Sculls Champ 1876 Winner of 83 major trophies Crew coach Cornell University 22 years, won 117- lost 47Map (db m145759) HM
5New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — First School House
In town of Springport. Erected on this site about 1800.Map (db m145779) HM
6New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Frontenac IslandWest →
Site of Algonkian village deeded to Union Springs by the state for use as a park 1856.Map (db m145797) HM
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7New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Ge-Wa-Ga
A village of the Cayuga Nation, stood near this spot. It was occupied and destroyed by a detachment from the army of General John Sullivan, commanded by Lieut-Col. William Butler, which bivouacked here on the night of September 21, . . . Map (db m145819) HM
8New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Gypsum Quarries
Philip Yawger discovered gypsum here in 1802. This was the only known source in the United States at that time.Map (db m145778) HM
9New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — 492 — Howland School
Howland School for young women founded on this site in 1863 by George Howland. Became Union Springs Hotel & Sanitarium ca. 1886-1900.Map (db m145802) HM
10New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — In Memory
In Memory Of The Departed Veterans Of All Wars Women’s Relief Corps 1948Map (db m145830) WM
11New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Indian Mound
Just east of here Known to be the site of an early Jesuit missionMap (db m145840) HM
12New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Mill Pond Nature Trail
The Mill Pond was lined throughout the 1800's by a variety of grist mills, bending works, saw mills, woolen mills, and warehouses that spurred local industry. Today the Mill Pond is a haven for many migratory and local birds. Because it . . . Map (db m145763) HM
13New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Missionaries To The Cayuga
This valley was the site of the principal Cayuga Indian village To the brave French Jesuit missionaries whose heroism was almost without parallel Joseph Chaumonot and Rene Menard who as guests as of Chief Saonchiogwa built here in 1656 . . . Map (db m145842) HM
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14New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — 283 — Oakwood Seminary
Coeducational Quaker school operated here 1860-1920 run by the New York Yearly Meeting of Friends. Razed in the early 1960sMap (db m155835) HM
15New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Old Quarries
Extensively worked from 1836 to the late 1800s to furnish stone blocks. Shipped by canal to pave lower ManhattanMap (db m145832) HM
16New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Routes of the ArmiesGeneral John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779 —
front face 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 westward the dominion of the United States. rear face . . . Map (db m145834) HM
17New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Spring Mills
Erected 1839-40 by George Howland Stone mill third built on same site Second was woolen millMap (db m145760) HM
18New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Stone School
Constructed early 1840s as a one room school house. Used as a private residence then returned to classroom use. Renovated in 2009.Map (db m145794) HM
19New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — 282 — The Frontenac
Steamship Frontenac caught fire here July 27, 1907 despite rescue attempts by crew and people on shore eight passengers diedMap (db m145800) HM
20New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — 29 — Zobedia AllemanRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
1848-1940. Ardent supporter of state & county suffrage movement. Resided here. State chairman School Suffrage Committee 1910.Map (db m205536) HM
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Oct. 3, 2022