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William G. Pomeroy Foundation Historical Markers

Since its inception, the Foundation has grown to six historic signage programs, funding over 1,000 markers & plaques in New York, Ohio and beyond, all the way to Alaska. Includes historic, Legends & Lore, Women's Suffrage, Transportation Canals and the NRHP.
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2021
Votes for Women Marker
1Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 58 — Votes for WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment
Home of Margaret Brown, ‘Titanic’ survivor & national advocate for Suffrage & Labor Rights. Proposed as candidate for U.S. Senate 1914.Map (db m177950) HM
2Connecticut (Tolland County), Union — 302 — Union Green Historic District
Union Green Historic District Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places In 1990 By The United States Department Of The InteriorMap (db m148114) HM
3Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 31 — Suffrage RallyRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
May 2, 1914. First rally in Delaware for women's right to vote. Suffrage parade from Wilm. Train Station to this site.Map (db m184932) HM
4Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 28 — Votes for WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Former site of Garrett Settlement House. African American suffrage club and integrated suffrage events held here 1914-1920.Map (db m186357) HM
5Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 42 — Votes for WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Blanche Stubbs, 1872-1952. Equal Suffrage Study Club leader & advocate for African American voting and civil rights. Lived here.Map (db m184935) HM
6Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 43 — Votes for WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Alice Dunbar-Nelson, 1875-1935. Teacher, author, civil rights leader. Elected president Equal Suffrage Study Club 1914. Lived here.Map (db m186358) HM
7District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 34 — Lafayette's TourThe Lafayette Trail — Mapping the Farewell Tour™ —
On October 15, 1824, General Lafayette visited the Washington Navy Yard at the invitation of Navy Commodore Thomas Tingey.Map (db m184842) HM
8Florida (Alachua County), Hawthorne — 714 — Hawthorne Cemetery
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m184924) HM
9Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Dueling in Ybor City
Violence was commonplace during the early years of Ybor City. Even duels were sometimes fought over honor, women, and at least once over an argument regarding which novel was appropriate to be read by the lector of a cigar factory. These duels, . . . Map (db m176191) HM
10Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — The Tobacco War
On May 16, 1896, during Cuba's 1895 Revolution against Spanish rule, the Captain General of Cuba, Valeriano Weyler, enacted an embargo against Cuban tobacco to the United States. He was enraged by the revolutionary activities of the Ybor City . . . Map (db m176267) HM
11Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — WDAE-Florida's First Radio Station
WDAE was the first radio station to broadcast in Florida, doing so on May 15, 1922. The Tampa Daily Times was the original license holder, and the first radio studio was located in the Florida Citrus Exchange Building (later part of the Maas . . . Map (db m176260) HM
12Florida (Hillsborough County), Ybor City — The Birth of Mutual Aid Societies in America
Soon after the founding of Ybor City, Cuban, Spanish, and Italian immigrants established comprehensive health maintenance organizations. For small weekly dues they received medicines, hospitalization, and medical services. On June 18, 1888, Don . . . Map (db m130180) HM
13Florida (Pinellas County), Dunedin — 49 — Votes For WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment
Elizabeth Skinner, Florida Equal Suffrage Assn. organized county women here in former library hall. Lobbied for suffrage in Tallahassee 1919.Map (db m174829) HM
14Illinois (DuPage County), Lombard — 33 — Votes For WomenRoad To The 19th Amendment
On April 6, 1891, attorney Ellen Martin & 14 women voted in Lombard election asserting town charter gave right to all citizens of voting age.Map (db m173085) HM
15Iowa (Henry County), Mount Pleasant — 14 — Votes For WomenNational Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Belle Babb Mansfield, first U.S. woman attorney 1869. Elected Pres., Iowa Woman Suffrage Convention 1870. Taught at IW 1873-1881.Map (db m177820) HM
16Kentucky (Boyle County), Danville — 4 — Dr. Mary E. Britton
Physician & teacher spoke here at 1887 State Assoc. of Colored Teachers Meeting advocating women's suffrage. Speech in national newspaper.Map (db m132656) HM
17Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 21 — Childhood HomeNational Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Kentucky Equal Rights Assn. pres. Madeline McDowell Breckinridge who hosted receptions here 1915 & 1920 for suffrage conventions.Map (db m169733) HM
18Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1 — Susan Look Avery
1817-1915. Woman's rights leader, founded Louisville Woman's Suffrage Assoc. in 1889 & the Woman's Club of Louisville in 1890.Map (db m132657) HM
19Kentucky (Woodford County), Versailles — 2 — Josephine Henry1843-1928
Home of suffragist, author, orator and teacher who lobbied for equal rights for all women.Map (db m170006) HM
20Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 66 — Votes For WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment
Legislators debated passing Federal and State Suffrage Amendments here in 1920. Suffragists held a public rally in support of the 19th Amendment.Map (db m177927) HM
21Maryland (Baltimore), Upton — 8 — Suffrage LeadersRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Augusta Chissell & Margaret Hawkins held meetings of African American women's suffrage clubs here in their neighboring homes 1915-1916.Map (db m143007) HM
22Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Goucher CollegeNational Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Faculty & students campaigned for women’s suffrage, hosted suffrage seekers & marched in Washington DC 1913. Students picketed White House 1917.Map (db m145894) HM
23Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — 10 — Lafayette's Tour
On July 29, 1825, General Lafayette visited Havre de Grace after he descended the Susquehanna River aboard the Steamboat Norfolk.Map (db m160215) HM
24Massachusetts (Dukes County), Chilmark — 301 — Gay Head Light
Gay Head Light has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m178099) HM
25New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Greenland — 33 — Lafayette's TourThe Lafayette Trail — Mapping the Farewell Tour™ —
On Sept. 1, 1824, General Lafayette was received by the citizens of Greenland at a triumphal arch erected in front of the local hotel.Map (db m186251) HM
26New York (Albany County), Altamont — 276 — Henry Crounse
Union Army Captain NY 91st Regiment Co. D Lived and Farmed on this Site from ca. 1822 Until his Death in 1901 Map (db m128002) HM
27New York (Albany County), Berne — 347 — Anti-Rent
Convention Held Here January 15, 1845. Delegates From 11 Counties Petitioned State To End Unjust Land Lease System. Map (db m131413) HM
28New York (Albany County), Knox — 227 — Palatine Trail
Road Used for Travel West to Schoharie Valley As Early as 1767, The Town of Knox Began To Grow Around This Path. Map (db m88107) HM
29New York (Albany County), Knox — 226 — Toll Gate #3
Old Albany and Schoharie Plank Road Passed Here Between 1849 and 1866. Wagons on Wood Planks Said To Make a Thunderous Noise Map (db m91049) HM
30New York (Albany County), New Scotland — 280 — Lime Kiln Farm
Named for Stone Kilns used to make lime. First farmed 1842. Miller Family farmed here over 100 years beginning in 1905. Map (db m97287) HM
31New York (Allegany County), Alfred — 56 — Votes for WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment
Abigail Allen, 1824-1902. Early suffragist, reformer, & Alfred University educator declared "Be radical, radical to the core” in 1873 speechMap (db m171918) HM
32New York (Allegany County), Andover — 308 — Early Cemetery
Cole-Dike cemetery first burial Zeriah Dike in 1798. Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel Dike 1747-1813 buried here.Map (db m133057) HM
33New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Early Cemetery
Used as a burial ground for pioneer families: Lesuer, Tyler, Cowles, Kellogg, Mead, Daniels, Beers, Davie stones date from the 1820's.Map (db m88284) HM
34New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Lesuer House
Early settler Eli Lesuer bought this property 1834. Elected 1st town assessor 1825, school commissioner 1834, and path master 1846.Map (db m88283) HM
35New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — 36 — A Hairy LegendLegends & Lore
First sighted Aug 18, 1926 hairy women of Klipnocky, once young girls, inhabit this forest, waiting for their parents' return. Map (db m127569) HM
36New York (Allegany County), Ceres — Ceres School
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m88289) HM
37New 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
38New 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
39New York (Broome County), Maine — 395 — Pitcher's Mill
Grist mill founded ca. 1830 by H.B. & Daniel Slosson. Owned by A. Pitcher 1920-1949, closed in 1955. Donated to historical society in 1988.Map (db m132753) HM
40New York (Broome County), Vestal — 386 — 1870 Tannery
Ezekiel Clark tanned sheep hides here in thirty-six vats of hemlock bark. Last owner U.S. Leather closed business ca. 1900.Map (db m132769) HM
41New York (Broome County), Vestal — Chugnut
Native American village near mouth of Big Choconut Creek. Destroyed by General Enoch Poor August 18, 1779, Clinton-Sullivan Campaign.Map (db m127570) HM
42New York (Broome County), Vestal — Drovers Inn
1844 inn built by John and Jacob Rounds as stopover for drovers. Scene of many political discussions. Rounds home after 1855. Map (db m127573) HM
43New York (Broome County), Vestal — Rounds Cemetery
Pioneer Alfred Rounds and some of his descendants are buried in this stone-walled family cemetery on land son Jacob purchased in 1825.Map (db m127574) HM
44New York (Broome County), Vestal — 306 — Vestal Depot
Built 1881 in Carpenter Gothic style for D.L. & W. Railroad. Moved to this site in 1972. Restored and reopened as museum in 1976.Map (db m128008) HM
45New York (Broome County), Vestal — 312 — Vestal ParkCemetery Est. 1834.
Revolutionary War veterans John Rush and William Weston, Civil War veterans and early town settlers buried here.Map (db m128009) HM
46New York (Broome County), Vestal — 307 — Vestal Parkway
Parkway style highway built 1941. Completed 1951. Led to rapid development along what became Vestal's "$50 Million Main Street."Map (db m133061) HM
47New York (Broome County), Vestal — 396 — Willis Cemetery
Burials 1810-1934 David & Phebe Willis arrived in Willow Point CA. 1796, Elias Willis owned local tavern. Buried here with family.Map (db m127997) HM
48New York (Cattaraugus County), Allegany — 520 — Oscar F. Wilber
Civil War private buried here. Died in 1863 from wounds rec'd at Chancellorsville. Subject of Walt Whitman's 1864 essay "A New York Soldier".Map (db m132668) HM
49New York (Cattaraugus County), Ellicottville — Jefferson Street Cemetery
Jefferson Street Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m89102) HM
50New York (Cattaraugus County), Franklinville — Cadiz Cemetery
Cadiz Cemetery Earliest burial Abigail Curtis in 1837. Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War veterans buried here.Map (db m86623) HM
51New York (Cattaraugus County), Great Valley — 255 — Plank Road House
Built ca 1856 at junction of Ellicottville-Great Valley Plank Road & road to Franklinville. Served as hotel, livery & post officeMap (db m95789) HM
52New York (Cattaraugus County), Leon — Leon Grange
Leon Grange has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m133013) HM
53New York (Cattaraugus County), Leon — Leon United Methodist Church
Leon United Methodist Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m133018) HM
54New York (Cattaraugus County), Little Valley — 496 — War Memorial
Bldg. dedicated Sept. 7, 1914 to honor the nearly 3,500 Cattaraugus County citizens who served in the Army and Navy during the Civil War.Map (db m132670) WM
55New York (Cattaraugus County), Lyndon — Early School
Early School The North Lyndon school was built ca. 1844 and remained in use until 1947. The school still retains many of its original features.Map (db m86611) HM
56New York (Cattaraugus County), Olean — 363 — Women's Suffrage
Harriot Stanton Blatch, Pres. NYS Women's Political Union held suffrage liberty torch rally here July 1915 for women's right to voteMap (db m153623) HM
57New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — 288 — Auburn Airport
1941-1952 built by the flying farmers: Leman Ingalls, Hugh Darrow, Ralph Bower, Frank Nugent. Offered lessons and charter flightsMap (db m133053) HM
58New York (Cayuga County), Aurora — Postal Service
First regular mail delivery west of Canajoharie est. April 1, 1795 in Aurora. Judge Wood, postmaster.Map (db m145766) HM
59New York (Cayuga County), Genoa — 249 — Genoa Mill
On this site ca 1859-1942 provided flour milling on bank of Mill Pond created ca. 1835 from damming Salmon Creek.Map (db m133156) HM
60New York (Cayuga County), King Ferry — 247 — Northville
Former name for Hamlet of King Ferry in Town of Genoa. Named used as early as 1827 until ca. 1904Map (db m133157) HM
61New York (Cayuga County), King Ferry — 248 — Site Of
Jabez Bradley home. Land purchased in 1794. Early commissioner and philanthropist for former Town of Milton.Map (db m133158) HM
62New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Early Aqueduct
Early Aqueduct This towpath leads to the Richmond Aqueduct built 1849 second largest aqueduct carrying Erie Canal waters over the Seneca River. Map (db m83562) HM
63New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Early Cemetery
Early Cemetery Old Montezuma Cemetery Revolutionary War veteran Richard Damewood buried here 1850. Served at seige of British at Yorktown.Map (db m83546) HM
64New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Mentz Church
First Methodist Episcopal Church Inc. 1825 with John Gilmore, Wm. Bell & James Weston, Trustees. Adjoining cemetery in use by 1813. Map (db m83525) HM
65New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Opened in 1828Cayuga Seneca Canal
Opened in 1828 Cayuga Seneca Canal Extended navigation of the Erie Canal to Finger Lakes Site of crossover bridge and Exchange Hotel Map (db m83547) HM
66New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — 356 — Prospect Hill
Peter Clarke buried in this cemetery 1858. Early settler prominent in salt industry, Erie Canal and Montezuma Turnpike.Map (db m132725) HM
67New York (Cayuga County), Owasco — One-Room School
Baptists Corners Owasco District No. One Built 1834 with local stone Served for 116 years Closed in 1950Map (db m117184) HM
68New York (Cayuga County), Summerhill — 235 — Early Cemetery
Known as Summerhill Cemetery burials from 1806-1905 final resting place of soldiers who served in Revolutionary & Civil WarsMap (db m133165) HM
69New York (Cayuga County), Throop — Throop Industry
Throop Industry Settlers used Owasco River power to run sawmills & gristmills as early as 1798. This site was one of the three dams built in Throop. Map (db m87937) HM
70New 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
71New York (Cayuga County), Weedsport — Firehouse
Firehouse constructed 1884 of local brick to hold newly purchased 1878 Silsby steam powered pumper. Belfry bell is original. Map (db m83763) HM
72New York (Cayuga County), Weedsport — First Baptist Church of Weedsport
First Baptist Church of Weedsport has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m157012) HM
73New York (Chautauqua County), Brocton — Brocton Arch
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 by the United States Department of the Interior. Brocton Arch Erected 1913 With unprecedented growth of the village, the Village of Brocton and Town of Portland wanted a . . . Map (db m96609) HM
74New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — 311 — Sarah Sinfield
Sarah Sinfield Civil War nurse awarded pension for devoted service. Lived here with husband William, veteran & asst. lighthouse keeper 1874-1885. Map (db m117513) HM
75New York (Chautauqua County), Harmony — 310 — Roll-O-Bowl
Roll-O-Bowl On this site 1956-1960 Sunday jalopy races held on quarter mile dirt track. Built by McNitt brothers on their grandmother's farm.Map (db m105683) HM
76New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — 599 — Large Ice House
Built on this site in 1871 by Adam Hersperger. Started shipping ice by railroad the same year. Icing ended in ca. 1935.Map (db m172784) HM
77New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — 478 — Susan B. Anthony
Spoke at courthouse on this site Dec. 26, 1854 to organize first county women's suffrage convention for NY state Women's Rights committee.Map (db m172786) HM
78New York (Chautauqua County), North Harmony — 314 — AshvilleUnion Free School District No. 3
Ashville Union Free School District No. 3 on this site ca. 1885-2008 served towns of Harmony and N. Harmony until 1982. Map (db m105682) HM
79New York (Chemung County), Elmira — 442 — Pratt House
Abolitionist Jervis Langdon sold house to Daniel R. Pratt in 1862. Once thought destroyed, house was moved here from E. Union St. ca. 1876.Map (db m127996) HM
80New York (Chenango County), Afton — 378 — Cunahunta
Site of Iroquois town burned by the Continental Army under the command of Colonel William Butler October 9 & 10, 1778 Map (db m132735) HM
81New York (Chenango County), Afton — 259 — Mormon House Site
Joseph Smith, founder of Mormon Church, & Emma Hale were married here January 18, 1827 by Justice Zechariah TarbleMap (db m93512) HM
82New York (Chenango County), Beaver Meadow — 383 — Former Hotel
Beaver Meadow Hotel built ca. 1872. Provided a rest stop for overnight guests passing through this area until closing in 1916.Map (db m132756) HM
83New York (Chenango County), Coventryville — Coffin Man
Simon Jones' stone here was carved by J.W Stewart 1818. Local history suggests J.W. is now known as Coffin Man for carving many similar stones.Map (db m93286) HM
84New York (Chenango County), Otselic — 384 — Former Church
Constructed ca. 1862 as the Second Methodist Episcopal Church of Otselic. The church closed in 1993 and was sold in 1994.Map (db m149155) HM
85New York (Chenango County), Pitcher — First Congregational Church of Pitcher
First Congregational Church of Pitcher has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m146742) HM
86New York (Chenango County), Pitcher — Pitcher Baptist Church
Pitcher Baptist Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m146738) HM
87New York (Chenango County), South Otselic — 295 — B.F. Gladding
Begun in 1816 by rope maker John Gladding, the industry became known for the quality fishing lines it once manufactured here.Map (db m133058) HM
88New York (Chenango County), South Otselic — 382 — Union School
Built here in 1899. Served South Otselic and the surrounding area until replaced by the central school in 1936.Map (db m132758) HM
89New York (Clinton County), Beekmantown — The War of 1812
Culver Hill site of bloody skirmish between American forces and the invading British army Sept. 6, 1814Map (db m106392) HM
90New York (Clinton County), Champlain — 355 — St. Mary's Academy
1906-2012. Daughter of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus sailed from France in 1905 to start the Academy. "Tout pour la gloire de Dieu"Map (db m132721) HM
91New York (Clinton County), Clintonville — 537 — Clintonville
Prominent for iron industry, one of region’s largest bloomery forges 1833-1890. Used ore from Arnold Hill, Palmer Hill and Winter Mine. William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2019 • 537Map (db m137824) HM
92New York (Clinton County), Keeseville — 221 — Evergreen Cemetery
Est. 1849. Final resting place of veterans, members of U.S. Congress & citizens who were critical in Keeseville's historyMap (db m136668) HM
93New York (Clinton County), Keeseville — 448 — Train Depot
Keeseville, Ausable Chasm, & Lake Champlain Railroad, a "peanut" line. Took mail, freight & passengers here to Port Kent from 1890-1924Map (db m132697) HM
94New York (Clinton County), Morrisonville — 229 — Soper Cemetery
A.K.A. Ayer-Soper Cemetery. Burial site for Ayer, Hall, Robinson & Soper families. Headstones remaining show interments from 1832-1863.Map (db m133083) HM
95New York (Clinton County), Peru — 419 — Harkness Church
Dr. Georgia Harkness 1891-1974. Author, scholar, activist & clergy member. First female professor of theology at a U.S. seminary. Map (db m132695) HM
96New York (Clinton County), Plattsburgh — The War of 1812
Halsey's Corners. 250 American soldiers plus militia met 4,000 British troops in bloody battle here on Sept. 6, 1814.Map (db m107390) HM
97New York (Clinton County), Plattsburgh — War of 1812 Trail
Commemorates British and American Navy and troops who fought on land and lake Battle of Plattsburgh September 11, 1814Map (db m76384) HM
98New York (Clinton County), Saranac — 225 — Hattie Lyon
Lifelong home 1843-1930. First woman to reach Lyon Mt. summit Aug 11, 1876. Mountain named for her grandfather Nathaniel Lyon.Map (db m133080) HM
99New York (Clinton County), Schuyler Falls — 230 — Schuyler Falls
Cemetery est. Nov. 21, 1876 resting place of many early area families - Eels, Keet, Mason, Merchant, Lobdell, Ladue, Turner, WeaverMap (db m133082) HM
100New York (Clinton County), Town of Plattsburgh — Catholic Summer School
Catholic Summer School of America 1896-1941 on this site. Resort and educational campus with cottages, chapel, dining hall, auditorium & post office.Map (db m106622) HM

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