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Monroe, New York Historical Markers

 
American Heroes Marker at entrance to Monroe Community Cemetery. image, Touch for more information
By Leslie Smith, October 16, 2009
American Heroes Marker at entrance to Monroe Community Cemetery.
New York (Orange County), Monroe — American Heroes
Monroe honors those buried here, whether they be private or general, who served our nation to keep us free from the Revolution to Vietnam. — Map (db m23669) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Crane Park
In honor of A. J. Crane, first president Monroe Improvement Association, estab. 1921 to purchase and improve land around the Mill Pond as a public park. — Map (db m23673) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — 231 — First ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Presbyterian Meeting House 1783. Land gift of Daniel Miller. First Pastor Silas Constant. Last service 1853 Rev. Daniel Niles Freeland. — Map (db m122288) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Gladys Taylor’s InnTown of Warwick
Notable Inn, 1942 - 1968, of the Greenwood Lake Forest Farms Colony. Vacation residence of African-American cultural leaders including Langston Hughes. — Map (db m28867) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Landmark of Monroe
The 1800’s saw this site occupied by a fulling mill. During the 1900’s a blacksmith shop operated by Mr. Gimpsey was here. Circa 1925 a two-story wood frame soda fountian stood here. in 1919 “The Monroe Diner” was opened. It was operated . . . — Map (db m24259) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — McGarrah’s Inn
Freemasons met here from 1817-1826. Purchased by the Cornerstone Lodge #711 in 1998. The 1817 Lodge Room remains active as of 2013. — Map (db m68711) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Methodist Church
Built in 1840, land donated by the Sweezy’s, enlarged in 1875. Earlier services conducted by circuit riders at Knights Mill & Forshee Hill. — Map (db m50383) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Monroe Cheese Co.
Cheese was first made here in 1873 by Julius Wettstein. In 1892 Emil Frey developed Liederkranz & c.1917 Velveeta. Moved to Van Wert, Ohio 1926. — Map (db m23675) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Monroe Race Track
First races held here, 1908. Last race, 1927. Track record was set in 1913 by Directum 1:2:04 1/2. The grandstand was razed in 1964. — Map (db m25105) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Monroe School
Built 1908. Partly destroyed by fire 1928. Grade K-12 as of 1945. Movie “Letter to a Hero” filmed here in 1943. — Map (db m95263) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Monroe, New York
Before the railroad came to town, Monroe had been an isolated community, composed mainly of farmers. When the New York & Erie Railroad (later reorganized as the Erie Railroad) rolled into town in 1841, an entirely new way of life was introduced. . . . — Map (db m60267) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — 440 — Rest Haven
Built 1902, Moses C. Migel purchased in 1923 as vacation home for blind. Donated to Amer. Fdn. for blind 1944. Helen Keller visited here. — Map (db m121325) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Reynolds House
Outlaws attacked and attempted to murder patriot Henry Reynolds, who was saved by the heroics of his daughter Phoebe, circa 1782 — Map (db m34318) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Roscoe W. Smith
In Honor of Roscoe W. Smith Founder Old Museum Village of Smith’s Clove who, by his interest, vision, imagination and industry, collected and preserved for future generations this treasury of Americana. Founded 1950           . . . — Map (db m24258) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Town of Monroe
Created by NYS March 23, 1799 First named Cheescocks, renamed Munroe April 6, 1808, popularized Monroe ca. 1818 after President James Monroe. — Map (db m23469) HM
New York (Orange County), Monroe — Village of Monroe
A small farming community which grew from the ashes of the disastrous fire, being incorporated in 1894. — Map (db m23466) HM

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