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By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
Col. Joshua Leland Marker (wide view)
New York (Madison County), Bouckville — Col. Joshua Leland
On Fargo Road (New York State Route 26) at New York State Route 46, on the left when traveling west on Fargo Road.
. . . — Map (db m116794) HM
New York (Madison County), Brookfield — 324 — Locust Lodge
Built ca. 1795. Land bought 1793 by John J. Morgan. Summer home NY Gov. John Adams Dix. 6 generations of Camenga family resided here. — Map (db m133050) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Amelia Earhart
On U.S. 5 at Dominic Bruno Blvd, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 5.
Former site of Canastota Municipal Airport 1928-1989 Dedicated by Amelia Earhart August 28,1928 — Map (db m82424) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — 293 — Bruce Opera House
On South Peterboro Street, on the right when traveling south.
Site Of Bruce Opera House 1888-1909 This Cultural Hub Seated 802 Patrons & Showed Movies Projected By The Biograph, A Canastota Invention — Map (db m109611) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canal Town Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Canal Street (County Route 76) west of South Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13), on the left when traveling west.
Towns sprouted along the length of the Erie Canal. Canal Street was Canastota's business district. Travelers stopped here for food and supplies or a bed for the night at a hotel or boarding house. Local farmers, merchants, and manufacturers shipped . . . — Map (db m139500) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Carmen Basilio
On North Main Street near MacArthur Place when traveling north.
Born here April 2, 1927 Son of Joe and Mary Basilio Hall of Fame boxer World Champion 1955-58 Athlete of the Year 1957 — Map (db m82369) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Congregational Church - 1814
On Lake Road (New York State Route 31) 0.2 miles west of Blakeslee Circle, on the left when traveling east.
Founded by pioneers from CT on the theology of J. Edwards Meeting house built 1824 Early leaders: R. Bushnell, E.S. Cadwell, & P. Cadwell — Map (db m65337) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Enlarging the Erie Canal Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
On Canal Street (County Route 76) at Commerce Street, on the left when traveling west on Canal Street.
Its immediate success on opening from Albany to Buffalo in 1825 soon led to calls to enlarge the canal. From 1836 to 1862 the canal was deepened from 4 feet to 7 feet, with bigger locks and aqueducts, and canal boats grew threefold in capacity from . . . — Map (db m139502) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Great Auto Race
On South Peterboro Street at Railroad Street, on the left when traveling north on South Peterboro Street.
1908 - Centennial - 2008 From New York to Paris. Racers arrived in Canastota Feb. 14th staying overnight. The U.S. team won the race. — Map (db m58367) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail
On South Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13) at Canal Street (County Route 76), on the right when traveling north on South Peterboro Street.
Industrial Growth (marker front panel) The Erie Canal encouraged settlers to establish farms and helped small upstate towns become economically viable. Plants and mills built near the canal to process farm produce diversified to meet . . . — Map (db m139499) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lenox Anti-Slavery Society LA-SS
On New York State Route 5, on the right when traveling west.
300 feet north of here, the Lenox Anti-Slavery Society was organized at the former First Presbyterian Church on December 7, 1836 — Map (db m139567) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lewis Adamo
On Center Street at South Peterboro Street (County Route 13), on the right when traveling west on Center Street.
Asst Canastota Police Chief Killed At This Location On June 5 1950 While Directing Traffic — Map (db m109697) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Milton Delano Home of
On South Petersboro Road (Route 13), on the left when traveling north on South Petersboro Road.
Home of Milton Delano. Clerk of Town of Old Lenox. Twice elected Sheriff of Madison County. Member of Congress 1888-1892 — Map (db m139563) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Peterboro Street Lift Bridge Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
On Canal Street (County Route 76) west of South Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13), on the left when traveling west.
Canal and street traffic came into conflict where Peterboro Street crossed the Erie Canal in Canastota's busy commercial district. Engineers fixed the problem with a hydraulic lift bridge. Raised, it let boats through and still carried foot traffic. . . . — Map (db m139501) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Quality Hill Green
On New York State Route 5, on the right when traveling west.
A company of horse artillery drilled here during the War of 1812 — Map (db m139565) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Reuben Perkins
Near Canal Street (County Route 76) west of South Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13), on the left when traveling west.
Reuben Perkins, born on November 5th, 1763, came from a family of the earliest settlers of New England. Perkins was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and had served in the battles at Plattsburg, Saratoga, and Stony Point. For his service he . . . — Map (db m139591) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — The Erie Canal Historic New York
On NYS Thruway (U.S. 90) 4 miles west of N Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13).
Construction of the Erie Canal was hailed as the greatest engineering accomplishment to that time. Under the leadership of Governor De Witt Clinton, construction began July 4, 1817. With little technical knowledge, thousands of workers surveyed, . . . — Map (db m65012) HM
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — Cazenovia
On U.S. 20, on the left when traveling east.
Oneida Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy lived here and named the lake O-wah-ge-ha-ga "where the yellow perch swim". Tuscaroras coming from North Carolina to make the sixth nation of the League settled to the eastward. A large tract was reserved . . . — Map (db m63344) HM
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — Temperance House
On New York State Route 92 at Temperance Hill Rd on State Route 92.
Served as turnpike tavern for almost 60 yrs. Built and opened by Cyrene Bartholomew in 1815. Closed in 1872 when the Chenango R.R. opened and passed it by. — Map (db m87439) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Canaseraga
On New York State Route 5.
Site of first settlement in the town of Sullivan March of 1790 — Map (db m82294) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Lamplighters Cart
On Genesee Street (New York State Route 5) at New York State Route 173, on the right when traveling west on Genesee Street.
The lamplighter used this cart to maintain the village streetlamps. He would use a long pole to light the lamps each evening and put them out each morning. During the day he would use the cart to carry fuel and materials to maintain . . . — Map (db m139569) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Lateral Canal
On Genesee Street (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling north.
Company Incorporated 1818. Canal In Use By 1824. Site Of Turn-Around Basin For Canal Boat Transportation North To The Grand Old Erie — Map (db m109559) HM
New York (Madison County), Deruyter — Deruyter Dam
On Deruyter Road at Dam Road on Deruyter Road.
Built CA. 1861-1864 creating lake to supply water for Erie Canal. Reservoir feeds Limestone Creek. — Map (db m128021) HM
New York (Madison County), DeRuyter — Fire Bell
On Utica Street (New York State Route 13) south of Water Street, on the right when traveling south.
This bell was salvaged during the dismantling of the Union Meeting House (Presbyterian Church) in 1883. It was mounted at the Union Hall on December 11, 1884 and used as a fire bell until the Union Hall was destroyed by fire on December 31, . . . — Map (db m116797) HM
New York (Madison County), DeRuyter — Seventh Day Baptist Church
On Utica Street (New York State Route 13) north of Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling south.
Erected 1835 Seventh Day Baptist Church First Church in DeRuyter Final Service 2000 ”Faith of our Fathers” — Map (db m116816) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Baptist Church
On New York State Route 26 east of Church Street, on the right when traveling east.
Organized 1816. Erected 1819. Repaired and improved 1856. Rev. J. Cooley, 1st Minister. Rev. Nathaniel Kendrick, Pastor 1817-1833. State Education Department 1936Map (db m116796) HM
New York (Madison County), Otselic — 384 — Former Church
On New York State Route 80, on the left when traveling east.
Constructed ca. 1862 as the Second Methodist Episcopal Church of Otselic. The church closed in 1993 and was sold in 1994. — Map (db m132754) HM
New York (Madison County), Peterboro — 1822-1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller
On Pleasant Valley Road at Park Street on Pleasant Valley Road.
Elizabeth Smith Miller introduced the bloomer costume. Bloomerism became the most important dress reform of the 19th century. — Map (db m93744) HM
New York (Madison County), Wampsville — Madison County War Veterans Memorial
On North Court Street (County Route 10), on the left when traveling south.
Dedicated in grateful tribute to the madison county men and women who so unselfishly served their Country in the armed forces — Map (db m139545) WM
New York (Madison County), West Edmeston — 299 — Craine Brothers
Thomas made cheese boxes, egg crates, lumber at mill on this site. William invented "Triple Wall Silos" in 1901 and patented many home devices. — Map (db m133049) HM
New York (Madison County), West Edmeston — 21 — Gorton Turtle Legends & Lore
As Tom Dorsey cleared land his wagon load of huge rocks couldn't be moved by horses. A giant turtle surfaced and dragged wagon into the lake. — Map (db m129043) HM

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