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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
Alumni Hall, Alfred University Marker
New York (Allegany County), Alfred — Alumni Hall, Alfred University
On Action Drive 0.1 miles north of Ford Street, on the right when traveling south.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m75884) HM
New York (Allegany County), Alfred — The Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center at the Allen-Steinheim Museum
On Action Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated October 6, 1997. The Allen-Steinheim Museum was built between 1876 and 1890 by Alfred University's second president, Jonathan Allen. A natural history museum, the Gothic ediface was built from approximately 8,000 different specimens of . . . — Map (db m75795) HM
New York (Allegany County), Alfred — This Statue of King Alfred The Great (A.D. 849-899)
On Saxon Drive 0.2 miles east of South Main Street when traveling east.
was provided through the generosity of Stephen Clarke Saunders '58 and Barbara Potter Saunders '60, and was dedicated in September 1990 as a remembrance of the heritage of Alfred University and as a memorial to the "Education King." William . . . — Map (db m75759) HM
New York (Allegany County), Alma — B.J. Thomas (1843-1918)
On Petrolia Road 0.1 miles east of Stony Lonesome Hollow Road, on the right when traveling west.
Driller & contractor from PA, who earned nickname of "Dry Hole Ben" by seldom promoting successful oil wells. His continued faith in paying quantities of oil in Allegany County let him drill many historical wells. Including the "Wildcat Well" on . . . — Map (db m65539) HM
New York (Allegany County), Andover — 308 — Early Cemetery
On New York State Route 417, on the right when traveling west.
Cole-Dike cemetery first burial Zeriah Dike in 1798. Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel Dike 1747-1813 buried here. — Map (db m133057) HM
New York (Allegany County), Angelica — Angelica Cemetery
On East Main Street 0.2 miles east of Peacock Hill Road, on the right when traveling west.
Site gift of Church family, 1801; First burial, 1803; among noted men of Allegany Co. Buried here are; Major M. Van Campen, Capt. P. Church, Judge M. Grover and Rev. C. Fairbank — Map (db m65538) HM
New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Belfast Civil War Monument
On Main Street (New York State Route 19) at East Hughes Street (County Route 26), on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
(front) In honor of our soldiers the defenders of the Union Civil War 1861 - 1865 Gettysburg (right) Sixth New York Cavalry Five Forks (rear) Enlisted from Allen, N.Y. Wilderness (left) First . . . — Map (db m75785) WM
New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Belfast World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Memorial
On Main Street (New York State Route 19) at Merton Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
We dedicate this memorial to those who served in World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, especially those who died for our freedom. — Map (db m75787) WM
New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Township of Belfast World War I Memorial
On Main Street (New York State Route 19) at East Hughes Street (County Route 26), on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
In honor of the men of the Township of Belfast who served their country in the Great War for world-wide liberty, 1917 - 1919. — Map (db m75786) WM
New York (Allegany County), Belmont — Town of Amity Civil War Monument
On Willets Avenue (New York State Route 19) at Park Place, on the left when traveling north on Willets Avenue.
(front) Erected by the citizens of Amity 1861-1865 (right) In memory of the men of the township (rear) who offered their lives to their country (left) in order that their country . . . — Map (db m75782) WM
New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Early Cemetery
Near Main Street (New York State Route 120) at Bartlett Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Lesuer House
On Main Street (New York State Route 417) 0.1 miles south of Foreman Hollow Road, on the right when traveling north.
Early settler Eli Lesuer bought this property 1834. Elected 1st town assessor 1825, school commissioner 1834, and path master 1846. — Map (db m88283) HM
New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — This Is Oil Country! Historic New York
On Main Street (New York State Route 417) at Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
The presence of oil in this area of the Allegheny foothills has been known by white men since 1627, when a French missionary reported that the Indians used "a good kind of oil" for medicinal purposes from the nearby Seneca Oil Spring. Production . . . — Map (db m88286) HM
New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — 36 — A Hairy Legend Legends & Lore
On County Route 13C.
First sighted Aug 18, 1926 hairy women of Klipnocky, once young girls, inhabit this forest, waiting for their parents' return. — Map (db m127569) HM
New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — First House in Canaseraga
On Mill Street (County Route 13B) 0.1 miles south of River Street, on the left when traveling north.
Built on this site by Samuel Boylan in 1806. — Map (db m75911) HM
New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge (bridge location)
On East Hill Road (County Route 46) 0.2 miles east of New York State Route 19, on the right when traveling east.
1902 Flood destroyed wooden bridge 1903 Camelback Parker Truss Bridge built by Groton Bridge Works at a cost of $6,360.00. 1952 Wooden floor replaced with iron grating 1990 "Grandparents of the Future" chained themselves to the bridge in . . . — Map (db m75913) HM
New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge (Genesee River Access Site location)
On New York State Route 19 at County Route 49, on the right when traveling north on State Route 19.
1902 Flood destroyed wooden bridge 1903 Camelback Parker Truss Bridge built by Groton Bridge Works at a cost of $6,360.00. 1952 Wooden floor replaced with iron grating 1990 "Grandparents of the Future" chained themselves to the bridge in protest . . . — Map (db m75916) HM
New York (Allegany County), Centerville — Centerville Town Hall
On Fairview Road (County Route 36) 0.1 miles south of Freedom Road (County Route 3), on the left when traveling north.
This building was originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Centerville. Church members purchased this lot in 1858 and began construction of the church, completing it in 1859 at a cost of $3,000. — Map (db m75936) HM
New York (Allegany County), Ceres — Ceres School
Near School Street at Portville Ceres Road (New York State Route 417).
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m88289) HM
New York (Allegany County), Cuba — Dedicated to All Veterans
On Genesee Street (New York State Route 305) at Medbury Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Genesee Street.
Dedicated to all veterans Through peace or war their memories will never die — Map (db m86600) WM
New York (Allegany County), New Hudson — Hanging Bog
Near New Hudson Road at Briggs Road.
Hanging Bog is a man-made pond built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's on then federally owned land. In 1962 Hanging Bog was transferred to New York State. The pond is referred to as Hanging Bog because of its unique mat of floating . . . — Map (db m86561) HM
New York (Allegany County), Oil Springs Indian Reservation — 1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927
On Oil Springs Road 0.2 miles east of Cuba Lake Road (County Route 50), on the left when traveling east.
1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 Forms the first chapter in the development of the petroleum industry in America - a gigantic world enterprise transforming modern life. 1627 Oil in American continent first recorded in this region by the Franciscan . . . — Map (db m86604) HM
New York (Allegany County), Richburg — One Mile East of this Spot
Near Main Street (New York State Route 275) at Richardson Avenue.
Stands a monument marking the site of the first commercial well in the Richburg Oil Field. Completed April 27, 1881. This marker was erected by local oil producers and the site provided by the Richburg Board of Education. — Map (db m88333) HM
New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — 1885 Fish Survey 1935
On Andover Roa (New York State Route 417) at Duffy Hollow Road, on the right when traveling east on Andover Roa.
The state-wide watershed survey of fish life was begun here on Duffy Hollow Brook by the conservation department in 1926. — Map (db m136688) HM
New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Triangle No. 1
On Bill Allen Hill Road 0.4 miles west of Petrolia Road, on the right when traveling west.
First oil well drilled in Allegany County drilled by O.P. Taylor 1879 — Map (db m65540) HM
New York (Allegany County), Willing — First Town Meeting
On Stannards Road (New York State Route 19) at Stone Dam Road (County Route 29), on the right when traveling south on Stannards Road.
Town of Willing held at home of Hiram York March 2, 1852 — Map (db m88288) HM

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