Jethro Wood House

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Jethro Wood House
Jethro Wood House is located in New York
Jethro Wood House
Location Poplar Ridge Road, Poplar Ridge, New York
Coordinates 42°44′15.21″N 76°37′57.33″W / 42.7375583°N 76.6325917°W / 42.7375583; -76.6325917Coordinates: 42°44′15.21″N 76°37′57.33″W / 42.7375583°N 76.6325917°W / 42.7375583; -76.6325917
Built 1800
Architect Jethro Wood
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000505
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL July 19, 1964[2]

Jethro Wood House was the home of Jethro Wood, inventor of a cast-iron plow with replaceable parts, that was the first commercially successful iron plow. He received a patent for this in 1814 which was extended in 1819. He spent his earnings fighting patent infringements.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964.,[2][3]

The house is located on Poplar Ridge Road in Poplar Ridge in Cayuga County, New York.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Jethro Wood House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ Richard Greenwood (January 15, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Jethro Wood House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior, from 1962 and 1975. PDF (691 KB)

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