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About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker image, Touch for more information
By Scott J. Payne, October 23, 2015
About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker
New York (Chenango County), Afton — About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River
About two miles down The Susquehanna River on an island and adjacent shores was the camp site of the army of General James Clinton on the night of August 13, 1779. The site of Afton was occupied by the Indian village of Conihunto Destroyed by a . . . — Map (db m93323) HM
New 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 Tarble — Map (db m93512) HM
New York (Chenango County), Afton — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779

An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, . . . — Map (db m92996) HM

New York (Chenango County), Afton — Unadilla Region Historic New York
Indians living in the valleys of the Unadilla and Susquehanna Rivers played an important role in the region's early history. Fur traders from Albany and the Mohawk Valley reached out to Oquaga (now Windsor), and a mission to the Indians was . . . — Map (db m93549) HM
New York (Chenango County), Bainbridge — First Toll Gate
First Toll Gate on the Susquehanna-Bath Turnpike was near this point — Map (db m93126) HM
New 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
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Original stone arch carrying canal over creek about 150 yds due east. Oxford Historical Society — Map (db m94138) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
The canal bed and towpath curve around to make level route on the valley floor. — Map (db m94141) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Near here to the east are ruins of an aqueduct which carried the canal across the Chenango River. — Map (db m94142) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Historic building was inn of canal travelers 1846-56. Canal boat repair station was east of road. — Map (db m94143) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
On this spot was a 100 foot culvert of cut stone dated 1845 which carried a creek under the canal. — Map (db m94371) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Early Church In Greene
The Baptist Society was organized on this site by Elder Nathaniel Kellogg in 1795 — Map (db m94167) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church in Chenango County organized on this site by Elder Nathaniel Kellogg in 1795 — Map (db m94155) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — First Bridge
Across the Chenango River was built on this site in 1807. Susquehanna and Bath Turnpike crossed here. — Map (db m94154) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — First Hotel
First hotel in Greene erected on this site in 1803 by Thomas Wattles — Map (db m94152) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Go-Won-Go Mohawk
An Indian princess lived in this house. — Map (db m94151) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Greene
Village laid out in 1806 by Elisha Smith. Was first called Hornby, later named for Gen. Nathaniel Greene. Incorporated 1842. — Map (db m94165) HM
New York (Chenango County), Greene — Wilcox Homestead
First tavern in the town of erected on this site by Conrad Sharp, 1794. First town meeting held here in 1798. — Map (db m94164) HM
New York (Chenango County), Guilford — Site of Office and Residence Of First Doctor
Site of Office and Residence Of First Doctor Dr. John Clark — Map (db m93147) HM
New York (Chenango County), Guilford — Site Of The First Log Cabin
Site Of The First Log Cabin Dec.25, 1795 Replaced By Dibbles Tavern-1798 — Map (db m93148) HM
New York (Chenango County), New Berlin — Historic Law Office
Erected in the early 19th century and continuously occupied by local attorneys from ca. 1830-1995. Attorneys included: General A.C Welch, H.H. Harrington, A.M. Morse, and James Honeywell — Map (db m93452) HM
New York (Chenango County), New Berlin — New Berlin
First settled about 1790 Anson Burlingame born here Nov. 14, 1820 U.S. Minister to China under President Lincoln — Map (db m93454) HM
New York (Chenango County), New Berlin — Site of Daniel Scribner's Home
Site of Daniel Scribner's Home Built 1790 First house in 16th township. Large log building used as trading post and for town meetings. — Map (db m93458) HM
New York (Chenango County), New Berlin — St. Andrews Church and Cemetery
Worship began in 1808 led by Fr. Daniel Nash. First Episcopal Church in Chenango County. Cemetery owned by church. — Map (db m93163) HM
New York (Chenango County), New Berlin — White Store Church
Built 1820 by Baptists, Methodists, and Universalists. Church in original form except pulpit lowered in 1863. — Map (db m93551) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — 1789
Capt. John Harris, seaman and pioneer, bought land from Broad Street to river. First town meeting held in his home. — Map (db m93281) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Avery Power
First settler in town of Norwich 1788; owned adjoining river flat. Lucy Power, first white native of Chenango Valley. — Map (db m93280) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
This stone arch supported an aqueduct that carried the canal over Fly Creek. Bicentennial '76 Morton-Norwich — Map (db m92591) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Meads Pond was used as a holding basin for barges of iron, coal and freight from the adjacent canal. — Map (db m92592) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Canal bridge site where 1,000 men of the 114th Regt. embarked by flotilla to Civil War, Sept. 6, 1862. Bicentennial '76 NB&T of Norwich — Map (db m92593) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal
East of the road are remains of a lock and feeder pond where canal passed through productive farm country.

Bicentennial '76 Terry Descendants — Map (db m92595) HM

New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Just west a large wooden aqueduct spanned creek. $2,500,000 canal linked area to Utica, Binghamton. — Map (db m93294) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
The canal and towpath can be seen parallel to the highway at this point. — Map (db m94472) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal Walking Tour Maydole Hammer Factory Sign
This view of the Chenango Canal is looking north toward the Maydole Hammer factory and Lock #93. The Hammer factory covered the area today (2007) occupied by the buildings of the Golden Age Apartments. The lock was located in the space that is now . . . — Map (db m94231) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal Walking Tour Sternberg, Hall and Company Sign
This photograph taken from the west bank of the Chenango Canal looking east, shows the Sternberg, Hall and Company Sash and Blind Factory. The picture of the factory was taken about 1872. The factory produced window frames (sashes) and blinds . . . — Map (db m94233) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Chenango Canal Walking Tour V.F.W. Sign
This photograph taken about 1870 shows the Chenango Canal looking south from the viewpoint of the canal bridge that crossed East Main Street at Canal Street. In the foreground is Edwin Smith's Warehouse, later known as R.D.Eaton Grain and Seed . . . — Map (db m94236) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — First Log Cabin
First log cabin in Norwich was built on this site about 1790 by Colonel William Monroe "Drummer Boy of the Revolutionary War"

State Education Department 1936 — Map (db m92594) HM

New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Railroad Yards
On this site were located Northern division offices, yards, repair shops of the New York Ontario & Western Railway 1868-1957 Bicentennial '76 Norwich City — Map (db m92916) HM
New York (Chenango County), Norwich — Ruth Benedict 1887-1948
Childhood Home of Dr. Ruth Benedict. First Well – Known Woman Anthropologist. Author, Patterns of Culture Gerorge E. Pataki, Governor — Map (db m93278) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Baldwin Home
Site Of home built by Jonathan Baldwin in 1794. Builder 1st School, Many houses & 2nd river bridge. moved west of P.O. in 1939. Replaced by Co. Bicentennial '82 — Map (db m92733) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
The Oxford Turning Basin. Sight of overnight tie up for canal boats. — Map (db m92749) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Canal bed and towpath wound its way through the valley following the foot of the hills. Chenango County Bicentennial '76 — Map (db m93277) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Congregational Church
Oldest Church Edifice Standing In The Village Of Oxford Dedicated July 31, 1823. — Map (db m92748) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Fort Hill Mill
Built in 1794 by Theodore Burr and Jonathan Baldwin. — Map (db m92734) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Junction Of Ithaca-Catskill Turnpike
Junction Of Ithaca-Catskill Turnpike and the Utica-Binghamton line of Post Coaches. Stage Route And Mail Line formed in 1822. — Map (db m92732) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Lake Warn
According to tradition burial place of Thick Neck, giant Chief of the Antones, a tribe of the Tuscaroras killed by the Oneidas. — Map (db m93276) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Lock 99
The Chenango Land Trust expresses its graditude Maurice and Barbara Ingraham for having the foresight to protect Chenango Canal Lock 99,the best preserved Chenango Canal lock, Lock purchase and preservation made possible by a grant from the Land . . . — Map (db m93513) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Oxford
First town meeting held in April 1794. Incorporated as village April, 1806. — Map (db m92746) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Site of Ancient Indian Fort
In 1791 early settlers found evidence of this Fort having been in use for many years — Map (db m92731) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Site of Log House
Site of Log House built by Benjamin Hovey, 1790, who served in the Revolution and was known as "Father of the Settlement" — Map (db m92747) HM
New York (Chenango County), Oxford — Site of St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Site of St. Paul's Episcopal Church Erected in 1816. The first church edifice in the village of Oxford. — Map (db m93015) HM
New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — 1885-1935 Game Farm
1885-1935 Game Farm Sherburne State Game Farm. Established in 1909. The first in New York and the oldest in continuous oper ation the United States — Map (db m93153) HM
New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — 2006 Rexford Falls Footbridge Restoration
2006 Rexford Falls Footbridge Restoration Herbert H. & Mariea L. Brown Foundation Town of Sherburne — Map (db m93152) HM
New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
At this point the canal ran under a wooden bridge on what was then known as Water St. Chenango County Bicentennial '76 — Map (db m93159) HM
New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
Just west can be seen the canal bed, towpath and site of woolen mill and other canal related industries — Map (db m93160) HM
New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — Chenango Canal 1837-1878
In barn at the rear of this house, mules were kept to tow boats on the adjoining canal. — Map (db m93161) HM
New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — One Room Schoolhouse Circa 1890
This building was used to conduct classes in District 12, 1890 to 1929 District 14, 1931 to 1947

This schoolhouse given in memory of James A. & Anna O.C. Kehoe By Hermene & Bill Kehoe 1991 — Map (db m93162) HM

New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — West Hill-1802
Colonel William S. Smith, aide to Washington, owned 150,000 acres hereabout in 1791; married Abigail Adams. Buried at rear, due north. — Map (db m93154) HM
New York (Chenango County), Sherburne — Western Oracle
Western Oracle The first newspaper in Chenango County,The Western Oracle, published on this site in 1803, by Abraham and Nicholas Romeyn. Replaced By Co. Bicentennial '82 — Map (db m93151) HM
New York (Chenango County), West Edmeston — 1/4 Mile To Historic Carr Farm
1/4 Mile To Historic Carr Farm Meeting place of Brant's Indians and Tories 1770-1778 — Map (db m93091) HM

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