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Palmyra, New York Historical Markers

 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
Palmyra VFW Memorial
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — A Memorial to All
A memorial to all living and dead who have served in our nation's armed forces. — Map (db m117638) WM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Admiral William T. Sampson Memorial
Born in Palmyra, N.Y. Commander North Atlantic Squadron Spanish-American War cannon from Spanish ship 'Almirante Oquendo' Memorial dedicated May 31, 1903 — Map (db m61355) WM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Creating a Farm
Creating a Farm The Smiths selected property that featured all the resources of a first-rate farm: a year-round source of water, fertile soil, gentle slopes, and mature sugar maple trees interspersed with beech, oak, and other hardwoods. They . . . — Map (db m117618) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Cumorah
4 mile south Cumorah Famous Mormon Hill and Angel Moroni monument. — Map (db m62095) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Fencing the Land
Fencing the Land The Smiths marked the boundary of their property with large stones gathered while clearing the land. They then built a fence over the stacked stones to keep wandering livestock out of their property. They split thousands of . . . — Map (db m117622) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — First Church
Site of First Church in Palmyra 1811-1832 land given by General John Swift — Map (db m61353) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — First School House
1793 – 1805 First School House in Palmyra built here on land given by General John Swift. — Map (db m61352) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Grandin Print Shop
Canal Town 1789 Grandin Print Shop Book of Mormon first published here, 1830 — Map (db m62101) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Hill Cumorah Monument
This monument has been erected by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to commemorate the delivering of the Ancient American record known as the "Book of Mormon" to the prophet Joseph Smith on September 22, 1827.

The figure on top of . . . — Map (db m62096) HM

New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — John and Rhoda Swift
1789 John and Rhoda Swift First settlers of Palmyra Log cabin built near here 1st Moderator & Supervisor Militia Captain, Freemason — Map (db m108729) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Lake Stone House
Martin Harris’s home was a one-and-a-half story white frame house, which stood on this site. When Martin moved away in 1831, it was occupied by William Chapman. That house burned down in 1849 and was replaced by the present lake-stone house, which . . . — Map (db m66072) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Martin Harris Farm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded in this area, and Martin Harris was a leading figure in its early history. He helped publish the Book of Mormon. Martin Harris was born 18 May 1783 in Easttown, Saratoga County New York. ln . . . — Map (db m66071) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Martin Harris Farm
Mortgaged for $3000 in 1829 to provide funds for first publication of the Book of Mormon — Map (db m66073) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Palmyra AreaHistoric New York
Here before the white man came, lived the Cayuga and Seneca Indians. Their displacement after the Revolution, when many went to Canada, opened the land to settlers. Massachusetts which claimed a large portion of western New York sold its holdings to . . . — Map (db m62099) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Palmyra in History
1822 The Erie Canal was completed to Palmyra 1827 The Village of Palmyra was incorporated 1830 The Book of Mormon was printed in the Grandin Building. 1849 Palmyra held the first fair in New York State. It later became the Wayne County Fair. . . . — Map (db m61351) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Palmyra War Memorial
Army • Marines • Navy Citizens and patriots come forth and say Thank You to the men and women from Palmyra who served in the armed forces of the United States in time of peace and all wars. Air Force • Coast Guard — Map (db m61895) WM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Pioneer Home
Site of Pioneer Home of Gideon Durfee built 1811. — Map (db m117633) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Rope Walk
Rope Walk Here rope was manufactured in 500 foot lengths, it was used on the Albany Schenectady R.R. — Map (db m117634) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Sampson House
Sampson House Birthplace of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson 1840-1902. Commander of flagship in the Spanish-American War. — Map (db m117632) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — The Eight Witnesses
The Eight Witnesses In late 1829 Joseph Smith Jr. gathered a small group of his family and friends to a secluded spot in these woods and showed them the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. He allowed each of the eight . . . — Map (db m117620) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — The Log Home
The Log Home In 1818 or 1819 Joseph Smith Sr., his wife Lucy Mack Smith, and their eight children moved from Palmyra Village to Stafford Road just north of the 100 acres they planned to acquire. They built a log home and outbuildings in his site . . . — Map (db m117617) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — The Sacred Grove
The Sacred Grove In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith entered this remnant of an ancient forest to kneel in prayer. The vision he beheld of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ initiated the restoration to the earth of the fulness of the . . . — Map (db m117619) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — This House
Built by Pliny Sexton in 1827 was a station of the Underground Railway in the days of slavery. — Map (db m62100) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — This Tank
This tank is a memorial to the men and women of the Palmyra area who answered their country's call. Dedicated in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Because of them our lives are free. Because of them our nation lives! United . . . — Map (db m117642) WM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — Towpath and Aqueduct / Father of the Iron Bridge
Towpath and Aqueduct The Palmyra-Macedon Aqueduct has worn the years well judging from the engineer's drawings below. The arched towpath, still completely intact, spans Ganargua Creek as it has for almost 150 years while the massive . . . — Map (db m117615) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — World War I Mortar
(German/Minnie/Woerfer) Given by the U.S. War Department as a war trophy in memory of Palmyra servicemen who gave their lives during America's participation in World War I (1917-1918) — Map (db m63986) WM

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