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Salem, New York Historical Markers

 
1852 Rail Yard Marker image, Touch for more information
By Steve Stoessel, March 30, 2019
1852 Rail Yard Marker
New York (Washington County), Salem — 1852 Rail Yard
Delaware & Hudson railroad with 14 engine roundhouse, back shop, passenger depot, freight bldg., and ice house built by Irish railworkers — Map (db m131633) HM
New York (Washington County), Salem — General John WilliamsRoots of Liberty — 1752-1806
Surgeon-Soldier Public Servant — Map (db m129167) HM WM
New York (Washington County), Salem — Home and Laboratory of Dr. Asa Fitch, Jr.1809-1879
First State entomologist, 1854-71. Pioneer in study of crop pests and their control. — Map (db m62954) HM
New York (Washington County), Salem — Lest We Forget
1776-1918 Dedicated to the memory of all men of Salem New York who in devoted patriotism gave their total service to their country during time of war and to those who made the supreme sacrifice for liberty and humanity. — Map (db m58524) HM
New York (Washington County), Salem — Old White Church
United Presbyterian Church organized by Ballibay Ireland July 23,1751 Rev Thomas Clark M.D. and his congregation immigrated to America in 1764 and settled in Salem and erected a log church in 1766 the first Protestant church in New York State . . . — Map (db m58523) HM
New York (Washington County), Salem — Revolutionary Cemetery
More Revolutionary soldiers are buried here than in any other cemetery in Washington County — Map (db m58530) HM
New York (Washington County), Salem — Rexleigh Covered Bridge
Rehabilitated in 2007. The Rexleigh bridge is a Howe Truss with cast iron shoes built in 1874. This is the third bridge on this site. — Map (db m58531) HM
New York (Washington County), Salem — Stockaded Fort
In 1778 a stockaded fort was erected atop this hill and occupied by Charlotte Co. militia as a defense against the British forces. — Map (db m129208) HM
New York (Washington County), Salem — The White Creek Fort
Erected as a Presbyterian Church in 1774 and converted to a fort early in the Revolution, Garrisoned by Charlotte County Militia under command of Col Joseph McCracken, it was starting point of many raids on the supply lines of Gen. Burgoyne during . . . — Map (db m58527) HM

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