List of New York State Historic Markers in Chenango County, New York

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Afton, New York "This is an incomplete list of New York State Historic Markers in Chenango County, New York.[1] Afton, New York

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City or Town Marker name[1] Image Date designated Location City or Town Coords Marker text
Afton, Town of, New York HISTORIC NEW YORK
Historic New York, Unadilla Region, Afton, NY.
Historic marker of Historic New York, Unadilla Region, Afton, NY.
Education Department State of New York 1965 Department of Public Works NYS Route 7 between Bainbridge and Afton, NY at traffic pull off Afton, Town of, New York N 42˚14’32.2”

W 75˚29’37.8”

HISTORIC NEW YORK

UNADILLA REGION

Indians living in the valleys of the Unadilla and Susquehanna Rivers played an important role in the region’s early history.

Afton, Town of, New York MORMON HOUSE
Mormon House, Afton Y
Historic marker of Mormon House, Afton, NY
State Education Department 1932 20 feet east of NYS Route 41 in front of Afton Fair Grounds, Afton, NY Afton, Town of, New York N 42˚13'17.9"

W 75˚31'18.3"

MORMON HOUSE

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church was married in this house to Emily Hale

Bainbridge, Town of, New York FIRST TOLL GATE
First toll gate on the Susquehanna-Bath Turnpike, Bainbridge, NY
Historic marker of the first toll gate on the Susquehanna-Bath Turnpike was near this point in Bainbridge, NY.
State Education Department West Main Street, NYS Route 206. 3 miles northwest of Bainbridge, NY Bainbridge, Town of, New York N 42˚18'30.1"

W 75˚31'18.0"

FIRST TOLL GATE

On the Susquehanna-Bath Turnpike was near this point

Columbus, Town of, New York ARROW (CARR FARM)
Carr farm, Brant's meeting place from 1770-1778, Columbus, NY
Historic marker of the Carr farm, Brant's Indians and Tories meeting place, 1770-1778 in Columbus, NY.
Erected 2002 NYS Route 8 about six miles north of New Berlin, NY. In the town of Columbus, NY Columbus, Town of, New York N 42˚39'43.0”

W 75˚19'55.8”

1/4 MILE

To Historic Carr Farm Meeting Place Of Brant's Indians And Tories 1770–1778

Lincklaen, Town Of, New York JOHN B. FINCH
John B. Finch, Lincklaen, NY
Historic marker of John B. Finch, Lincklaen, NY, Right Worthy Grand Templar of the World Wide Order of Good Templars.
State Education Department 1938 Chenango Co. Route 12.1½ miles north of Lincklaen, NY Lincklaen, Town Of, New York N 42˚41'44.7"

W 75˚52'24.1”

JOHN B. FINCH

Great Temperance Orator, Born Here March 17, 1852 Right Worthy Grand Templar Of The World-wide Order Of Good Templars, 1884-1887

McDonough, Town Of, New York DEACON TOWNE
Deacon Towne held first religious services in McDonough, NY
Historic marker of Deacon Towne, he held the first religious services in McDonough, NY. Buried on former Michael and Daniel Pike Farm.
State Education Department 1938 NYS Route 220 at village of McDonough, NY, north on Pike Road then right on Beckwith Road McDonough, Town Of, New York N 42˚31'16.7”

W 75˚44'44.6”

DEACON TOWNE

Came With Pioneers From New England And Held First Religious Services Here In Log Cabins Buried On Former Michael And Daniel Pike Farm, South Of Fence.

Columbus, Town of, New York UNADILLA RIVER
Lands west of the Unadilla River ceded to NYS in 1788 by the Iroquois.
Historic marker of the Unadilla River, lands to the west ceded to New York State by the Iroquois via treaty of September 22, 1788.
Erected 2002 NYS Route 8, north of New Berlin, NY in the town of Columbus, NY on east side of road in row of trees overlooking the river Columbus, Town of, New York N 42˚39’43.0” W 75˚19’55.8” UNADILLA RIVER

Lands west of river ceded to NY State by Iroquois in a Treaty made by Gov.George Clinton at Fort Schuyler, September 22, 1778

Greene, Town Of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #16
Chenango canal inn and boat repair station.
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #16 Historic building was inn of canal travelers 1846-56. Canal boat repair station was east of road.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12 at Brisben, NY Greene, Town Of, New York N 42°21’54.7”

W 75°40’50.9”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Historic building was inn of canal travelers 1846-56. Canal boat repair station was east of road.

Greene, Town Of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #17
Canal tow path and bed.
Historic marker of Chenango Canal tow path and bed.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12, 2.1 miles south of Oxford, NY Greene, Town Of, New York N 42˚21’08.7”

W 75˚43’30.2”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

The canal bed and towpath curve around to make level route on the valley floor.

Greene, Town Of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #19
Chenango Canal aqueduct ruins over the Chenango River at Greene, NY
Historic marker, Chenango Canal #19. Ruins of Aqueduct over the Chenango River, Greene, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12, just south of Greene, NY Greene, Town Of, New York N 42˚19’24.6”

W 75˚46’34.5”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Near here to the east are ruins of an aqueduct which carried the canal across the Chenango River

Greene, Town Of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #20
Chenango Canal #20, Greene, NY.
Historic maker, Chenango Canal # 20. 1845 culvert, Greene, NY.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Rt. 12, south of the Village of Greene, NY Greene, Town Of, New York N 42˚18’31.1

W 75˚46’42.7”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

On this spot was a 100 ft. culvert of cut stone dated 1845 which carried a creek under the canal.

North Norwich, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #5
Chenango Canal, aqueduct at North Norwich, NY
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #5: Aqueduct at North Norwich, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route. 12, just south of the village of North Norwich, NY North Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°36’35.0”

W 75°31’39.3”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

This stone arch supported an aqueduct that carried the canal over Fly Creek.

North Norwich, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #6
 Historic marker of Chenango Canal at Meads Pond, North Norwich, NY
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #6: Meads Pond holding basin at North Norwich, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12, south of the village of North Norwich, NY at Meads Pond North Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°34'18.9"

W 75°31'41.4"

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Meads Pond was used as a holding basin for barges of iron, coal and freight from the adjacent canal.

North Norwich, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #7
Chenango Canal, canal and towpath at North Norwich, NY
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #7: canal and towpath at North Norwich, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12 south of the village of North Norwich, NY by the Warren Eaton Airport runway North Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°33'58.4"

W 75°31'45.9"

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

The canal and towpath can be seen parallel to the highway at this point.

Norwich, City of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #10 Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 On NYS Route 12, South Broad Street, Norwich, NY Norwich, City of, New York N 42°31’1.7”

W 75°31’22.6”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Just west a large wooden aqueduct spanned the creek.$2,500,000 canal linked area to Utica, Binghamton.

Norwich, City of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #11 Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12 Norwich, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Here canal is visible south of old Lock House where packets stopped for passengers.

Norwich, City of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #12 Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12 Norwich, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

East of road are remains of a lock and feeder pond where canal passed through productive farm country.

Norwich, City of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #9
Chenango Canal #9 canal bridge where 114th NY Reg. left for the Civil War in 1862.
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #9. Bridge, site of where 1,000 men of the 114th NY Regt. left for the Civil War by flotilla, Sept 6, 1862, Norwich, NY.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12 Norwich, City of, New York N 42°31'42.4

W 75°31'25.4"

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Canal bridge site where 1000 men of 114th Regt. embarked by flotilla to Civil War,

Oxford, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #15
Chenango CAnal #15, north of Lock 99, Oxford, NY.
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #15, Bowman Creek, north of Lock 99, Oxford, NY.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12 Oxford, Town of, New York N 42°24’13.6”

W 75°38’07.9”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Remains of the Aqueduct which carried the Canal across Bowman Creek, north of Lock 99

Oxford, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #13
Chenango Canal stone arch carrying canal over creek at Oxford, NY
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #13: original stone arch carrying canal over creek at Oxford, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12 Oxford, Town of, New York N 42°22’38.0”

W 75°39’15.7”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Original stone arch carrying canal over creek about 150 yds. due east.

Oxford, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #14
Chenango Canal #14 Oxford, NY.
Historic marker of the Chenango Canal #14, turning basin, Oxford, NY.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route.12 Oxford, Town of, New York N 42°26’38.0”

W 75°35’45.8”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

1837-1878 The Oxford turning basin site of overnight tie up for canal boats.

Oxford, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #15
Chenango Canal #15 2 Oxford, NY.
Historic marker Chenango Canal #15 2 canal bed and towpath, Oxford, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12, Oxford, NY, to Chenango County Rd 3 Oxford, Town of, New York N 42°25’26.9”

W 75°38’00.2”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Canal bed and towpath wound its way through the valley following the foot of the hills.

Sherburne, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #2
Chenango Canal #2, Sherburne, NY
Historic marker of the Chenango Canal #2, Sherburne, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12, north of Sherburne, NY Sherburne, Town of, New York N 42°41’52.5”

W 75°30’49.1”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

Just west can be seen the canal bed, towpath and site of woolen mill and other canal related industries

Sherburne, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #3
Chenango Canal # 3, Water Street, Sherburne, NY.
Historic marker of Chenango Canal # 3, canal under wooden bridge, Water Street, Sherburne, NY.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 80, West State Street, Sherburne, NY Sherburne, Town of, New York N 42°40’41.9”

W 75°30’00.4”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

At this point the canal ran under a wooden bridge on what was then known as Water St.

Sherburne, Town of, New York CHENANGO CANAL #4
Chenango Canal #4, Sherburne, NY.
Historic marker of Chenango Canal #4, barn for mules, Sherburne, NY.
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82 NYS Route 12, South Main Street, Sherburne, NY Sherburne, Town of, New York N 42°40’30.2”

W 75°29’51.5”

CHENANGO CANAL 1837-1878

In barn at the rear of this house, mules were kept to tow boats on the adjoining canal.

Greene, Town of, New York FIRST CHURCH IN VILLAGE OF GREENE
Congregational Church of Greene, NY
Historic marker of the Congregational Church of Greene, NY.
Chenango County Bicentennial '76 North Chenango Street, Greene, NY, in front of First Congregational Church Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚19’55.0”

W 75˚46’04.1”

FIRST CHURCH IN VILLAGE OF GREENE

This Congregational Church was organized in 1811. The first pastor was Rev. John B. Hoyt.

Greene, Town of, New York FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church, Greene, NY
Historic marker of first Baptist Church in Greene, NY
State Education Department 1936 South Chenango Street, Greene, NY Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚19’39.3”

W 75˚46’18.8”

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

In Chenango County organized on this site by Elder Nathaniel Kellogg in 1795

Greene, Town of, New York FIRST BRIDGE
Site of the first bridge over the Chenango River. The Susquehanna and Bath Turnpike crossed here. Greene, NY
Historic marker of the first bridge over the Chenango River built 1807in Greene, NY. The Susquehanna and Bath Turnpike crossed here.
State Education Department 1936 Washington Street, Greene, NY, east side of the Chenango River Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚19’41.1”

W 75˚46’03.6”

FIRST BRIDGE

Across the Chenango river was built on this site in 1807. Susquehanna and Bath Turnpike crossed here

Greene, Town of, New York FIRST REFRIGERATOR PLANT
Refrigeration Plant, Greene, NY
Historic marker of first Refrigeration Plant in the United States, 1875-1900, Greene, NY
Greene Bicentennial Committee North Genegantslet Road, north of intersection of Clark Road, Greene, NY Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚21’18.9”

W 75˚48’37.0”

FIRST REFRIGERATOR PLANT

East of this spot believed to be the First Refrigeration Plant in United States 1875-1900

Greene, Town of, New York GO-WON-GO MOHAWK
Home of Go-Won-Go Mohawk, Greene, NY
Historic marker of Go-Won-Go Mohawk, home. Indian Princess from Greene, NY
State Education Department 1936 South Chenango and Page Street, Greene, NY Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚19’45.0”

W 75˚46’12.0”

GO-WON-GO MOHAWK

An Indian princess lived in this house.

Greene, Town of, New York EARLY SETTLERS
Early settlers of Greene, NY.
Historic maker of the early settlers of Greene, NY.
North Chenango Street by Birdsall Brook, Greene, NY Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚19’59.5”

W 75˚46’00.6”

EARLY SETTLERS

Included Joseph Juliand, Simon Barnett, and Stephen Ketchum. In 1795 Talleyrand visited early French settlement here.

Greene, Town of, New York GREENE
Village of Greene, NY, laid out in 1806 by Elisha Smith.
Historic marker of the village of Greene, NY. Laid out in 1806 by Elisha Smith. First called Hornby, renamed for General Nathaniel Greene.
State Education Department 1936 Park at Cutler Road, North Washington Street, and North Chenango Street, Greene, NY Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚20’12.3”

W 75˚45’57.1”

GREENE

Village laid out in 1806 by Elisha Smith. Was first called Hornby, later named for Gen. Nathaniel Greene. Incorporated 1842.

Greene, Town of, New York FIRST HOTEL
First hotel in Greene, NY.
Historic marker of the first hotel in Greene, NY built 1803 by Thomas Wattles.
South Chenango Street at intersection of Genesee Street, Greene, NY Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚19’45.1”

W 75˚46’12.4”

FIRST HOTEL

In Greene Erected On This Site In 1803 By Thomas Wattles

Greene, Town of, New York STEPHEN KETCHUM
Stephen Ketchum's log cabin site, Greene, NY.
Historic marker of Stephen Ketchum's log cabin, built, 1792 in Greene, NY.
Corner of South Chenango Street, Greene, NY Greene, Town of, New York N 42˚19’45.0”

W 75˚46’12.0”

STEPHEN KETCHUM

Settled near this site in the Town of and built his log cabin in 1792

Greene, Town of, New York WILCOX HOMESTEAD
Wilcox Homestead, Greene, NY
Historic marker of Wilcox Homestead, Greene, NY
State Education Department 1938 NYS Route 12 north of Greene, NY, between Elmer Smith Road and Chenango County. Route 3A Greene, Town of, New York N 42°20’59.2”

W 75°44’06.7”

WILCOX HOMESTEAD

First tavern in the Town of erected on this site by Conrad Sharp, 1794. First Town Meeting Held Here in 1798

Guilford, Town of, New York FIRST DOCTOR
Dr. John Clark, Guilford, NY
Historic marker of Dr. John Clark the first doctor in Guilford, NY.
Guilford Bicentennial Historical Committee 1995 Main Street, Guilford, NY Guilford, Town of, New York N 42°24’17.6”

W 75°29’25.3”

FIRST DOCTOR

Site of First Office and Residence Dr. John Clark

Guilford, Town of, New York FIRST LOG CABIN
First log cabin, Guilford, NY.
Historic marker of the first log cabin, Guilford, NY.
Guilford Bicentennial Historical Committee 1995 Main Street, Guilford, NY Guilford, Town of, New York N 42°24’22.9”

W 75°29’32.0”

FIRST LOG CABIN

Site of The First Log Cabin Dec. 25, 1795 Replaced by Dibbles Tavern - 1798

McDonough, Town of, New York EARLY INDUSTRY
Early Industry of McDonough, NY
Historic marker of early industry of 1820-1935 in McDonough, NY
Erected 1976 NYS Route 220 by Creek Road, Pharsalia, NY McDonough, Town of, New York N 42°29’52.7”

W 75°45’26.5”

EARLY INDUSTRY

From here to the lake were located Sawmill – Tannery - Papermill – Sanford Tool Woolen Mill – Machine Shop - Grist Mill - Sawmill 1820-1935

McDonough, Town of, New York KELLY GRANGE McDonough, Town of, New York N 42˚29’34.3”

W 75˚44’33.3”

KELLY GRANGE
McDonough, Town of, New York MCDONOUGH
Town of McDonough, NY
Historic marker of the Town of McDonough, NY.
McDonough, Town of, New York N 42°29’55.2”

W 75°46’03.6”

TOWN OF MCDONOUGH

Set off from Town of Preston April 17, 1816. Named for Commodore Thomas MacDonough, 1783-1825

New Berlin, Town of, New York JOHN P. USHER
John P. Usher, Secretary of the Interior, practice law in New Berlin, NY
Historic marker of John P. Usher, New Berlin, NY. Secretary of the Interior under President Lincoln.
Erected 2002 NYS Route 8 north of Village of New Berlin, NY, north end of park New Berlin, Town of, New York N 42°7’38.6”

W

75°19’56.1”

JOHN P. USHER

Secretary of Interior under Abraham Lincoln Practiced law in New Berlin with John Hyde 1837-1839

New Berlin, Town of, New York HISTORIC LAW OFFICE
Law Office, 1830-1995, New Berlin, NY
Historic marker of Law Office, 1830-1995, New Berlin, NY
NYS Route 8, center of Village of New Berlin, NY New Berlin, Town of, New York N 42°7’24.7”

W 75°19’56.2”

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.C. Morse, and James Honeywell

New Berlin, Town of, New York NEW BERLIN
Anson Burlingame, New Berlin, NY
Historic marker of Anson Burlingame, New Berlin, NY
State Ed. Dept. 1935 NYS Route 8 south of Village of New Berlin, NY New Berlin, Town of, New York N 42°37’05.3”

W 75°19’58.7”

NEW BERLIN

First settled about 1790 Anson Burlingame born here U.S. Minister to under President Lincoln

New Berlin, Town of, New York NYO&W Depot
 N.Y. O & W Depot, New Berlin, NY.
Historic marker of N.Y. O & W Depot, New Berlin, NY.
Unadilla Valley Railway Soc. Genesee Street (east) and Railroad Street, New Berlin, NY New Berlin, Town of, New York N 42°37’28.9”

W 75°19’43.3”

N.Y.O.&.W. Depot

1869 Board & Batten Depot- Largest Built by N.Y. Oswego Midland and R.R. its size shows how important New Berlin was to the railroad.

New Berlin, Town of, New York SITE OF DANIEL SCRIBNER'S HOME
 Daniel Scribner's home, built 1790, New Berlin, NY.
Historic marker of Daniel Scribner's home, built 1790, first in township, New Berlin, NY.
Scribner's Cemetery Association-Town of New Berlin 2002 NYS Route 8, 2 mile south of Village of New Berlin, NY New Berlin, Town of, New York N 42°35’29.5”

W 75°20’12.7”

SITE OF DANIEL SCRIBNER'S HOME

Built 1790, First house in 16th Township. Large log building used as trading post and for town meetings

New Berlin, Town of, New York ST ANDREWS CHURCH AND CEMETERY
St. Andrews Church and cemetery, New Berlin, NY.
Historic marker of St. Andrews Church and cemetery, New Berlin, NY.
St. Andrews Church and Cemetery 2002 NYS Route 8 in Village of New Berlin, NY, south of St. Andrews Church New Berlin, Town of, New York N42°37’18.0”

W 75°19’55.5”

ST ANDREWS CHURCH AND CEMETERY

Worship began in 1808 led by Fr. Daniel Nash. First Episcopal Church in Chenango. Cemetery owned by church.

North Norwich, Town of, New York OBADIAH GERMAN
Obadiah German, first US Senator of Chenango County, NY.
Historic marker of 1798 North Norwich home of Obadiah German, first US Senator Chenango County, NY.
Sesquicentennial 1849-1999 Chenango County Road 23 & 23A in front of Town Hall, former schoolhouse in village of North Norwich, NY North Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°37'5.3"

W 75°31'38.5"

OBADIAH GERMAN

On this site, 1798, stood the home of Obadiah German; Militia General - Land Agent - State Assemblyman - United States Senator 1809-1815

Norwich, Town of, New York AVERY POWER
 Avery Power, Norwich, NY
Historic marker of Avery Power, Norwich, NY
State Education Department 1936 NYS Route 12, 1 mile south of City of Norwich, NY Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°30'37.2"

W 75°31'21.1"

AVERY POWER

First settler in Norwich 1788, owned adjoining river flat. Lucy Power, first white native (born) of Chenango valley.

Norwich, Town of, New York CANASAWACTA CREEK
Canasawacta Creek, Norwich, NY
Historic marker of Canasawacta Creek, Norwich, NY
N.Y. State Highway NYS Route 12, between the Canasawacta Creek and the entrance to Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of the City of Norwich, NY Norwich, Town of, New York N 42 31’09.4”

W 75 31’22.4”

CANASAWACTA CREEK
Norwich, City of, New York 1789
 Captain John Harris, Norwich, NY
Historic marker of Captain John Harris, Norwich, NY
State Education Department 1936 NYS Route 12, north of NYS Route 23 intersection in Norwich, NY Norwich, City of, New York N 42°32’17.3”

W 75°31’27.4”

1789

Capt. John Harris, seaman and pioneer, bought land from Broad Street to river. First town meeting held in his home.

Norwich, City of, New York FIRST LOG CABIN
Colonel Monroe, "Drummer Boy of the Revolutionary War", lived in Norwich, NY
Historic marker of log cabin built by Colonel William Monroe.
State Education Department 1936 NYS Route 12, City of Norwich, NY, West Park in front of Chenango County Courthouse Norwich, City of, New York N 42 31’54.2” W 75 31’28.7” FIRST LOG CABIN

In Norwich was built on this site about 1790 by Colonel William Monroe “Drummer Boy of the Revolutionary War.”

Norwich, City of, New York O&W RAILROAD YARDS
O & W Railroad Yards of Norwich, NY
Historic marker of the O & W Railroad yards of Norwich, NY
Midland Drive, in front of Norwich High School, City of Norwich, NY Norwich, City of, New York N 42°31’40.1”

W 75°30’52.5”

RAILROAD YARDS

On This Site Were Located Northeren Division Offices, Yards, Repair Shops, of the New York, Ontario & Western Railway 1868-1957

Norwich, Town of, New York RUTH BENEDICT
Home of Dr. Ruth Benedict, Norwich, NY
Historic marker of the childhood home of Dr. Ruth Benedict. A well known anthropologist and author of Patterns of Culture.
NYS Route 12 south of the City of Norwich, NY and Unisom/GE Plant. Red house with white trim Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°29’36.5”

W 75°31’56.5”

RUTH BENEDICT

1887-1948

Childhood Home of Dr. Ruth Benedict. First Well – Known Woman Anthropologist. Author, Patterns of Culture

Norwich, Town of, New York THE CASTLE
The Castle, where Oneida Indian councils were held.
Historic marker of "The Castle" of Norwich, NY
State Education Department 1936 East River Road, south of Polkville, NY, 1/2 mile on west side of road Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°30’41.8”

W 75°30’32.1”

¼ Mile West “THE CASTLE”

Oneida Indian Fort Councils held here up to 1790

Norwich, Town of, New York WARNING CURVE
Warning curve, Norwich, NY.
Historic marker of the Warning curve, Norwich, NY.
New York State Highway NYS Route 12 south of the City of Norwich, NY, past the cemetery Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°30’30.0”

W 75°31’21.2”

WARNING CURVE
Norwich, Town of, New York WHITE STORE CHURCH
White Store Church, Norwich, NY
Historic marker of the White Store Church, Norwich, NY
State Education Department 1935 NYS Route 8 at White Store Cemetery, Norwich, NY Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°29'1.6"

W 75°24'18.4"

WHITE STORE CHURCH

Built 1820 by Baptists, Methodists, and Universalists. Church in original form except pulpit lowered in 1863.

Norwich, Town of, New York WILLIAM MONOROE DRUMMER BOY
Colonel William Monroe built the first log cabin in Norwich, NY.
Historic marker of site of first log cabin built in Norwich, NY by Colonel William Monroe.
NYS Route 12, center of the City of Norwich, NY, on West Side Park by the Chenango County Court House Norwich, City of, New York N 42°31’54.2”

W 75°31’28.7”

FIRST LOG CABIN

Revolutionary Drummer Boy’s House – William Monroe

Norwich, Town of, New York FLY MEADOW CREEK
Fly Meadow Creek, Oxford, NY
Historic marker of Fly Meadow Creek, Oxford, NY
NY State Highway NYS Route 12, at bridge, south of the City of Norwich, NY Norwich, Town of, New York N 42°27’38.9”

W 75°34”28.7”

FLY MEADOW CREEK
Otselic, Town of, New York GRACE BROWN
Grace Brown's family home at Otselic, NY
Historic marker of Grace Brown's family home, Otselic, NY
Dedicated 2006 Town of Otselic Stage Road by Brown Lane, Otselic, NY Otselic, Town of, New York N 42°39’29.5”

W 75°43’18.3”

GRACE BROWN

Mar. 20, 1886-July 11, 1906 The family home her untimely death at Big Moose Lake & resulting trial captivated the nation

Otselic, Town of, New York GRACE BROWN
Grace Brown, Otselic, NY
Historic marker of Grace Brown, Otselic, NY. The inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy".
Dedicated 2006 Town of Otselic NYS Route 26, Otselic, NY. Below the junction with Gorge Road, by the steps to the cemetery Otselic, Town of, New York N 42°38’44.8”

W 75°46’57.9”

GRACE BROWN

Whose Life & Death Inspired Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy" Her Final Resting Place in the Valley She loved

Oxford, Village of, New York SITE OF ANCIENT INDIAN FORT
Indian Fort, Oxford, NY
Historic marker of Indian Fort found in 1791, Oxford, NY
State Education Department 1938 NYS Route 220, in front of Oxford Middle School, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York N 42°26'26.2"

W 26.2"75°35"

SITE OF ANCIENT INDIAN FORT

In 1791 early settlers found evidence of this fort having been in use for many years.

Oxford, Village of, New York CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Congregational Church, Oxford, NY
Historic marker of the Congregational Church in the village of Oxford, NY.
State Education Department 1938 Fort Hill Park, east side, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York N 42°26'25.8

W 75°35' 45.2

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Oldest church edifice standing in the Village. Dedicated July 31, 1823

Oxford, Village of, New York FIRST SITE OF OXFORD ACADEMY
Oxford Academy, NY.
Historic marker of the first site of the Oxford Academy, Oxford, NY.
State

Education Department 1938

NYS Route 220 on Washington Park, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York N 42°39’43.0”

W 75°19’55.8”

FIRST SITE OF OXFORD ACADEMY

Charted granted 1794. Uri Tracy, first principal. One of the first four charters granted west of Hudson River.

Oxford, Village of, New York BALDWIN HOME
Baldwin home, Oxford, NY.
Historic marker of the Baldwin Home, Oxford, NY.
Replaced by Co. Bicentennial “82 West of Washington Ave. on West State Street, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York N 42°26’33.7”

W 75°35’56.5”

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.

Oxford, Village of, New York JUNCTION OF ITHACA-CATSKILL TURNPIKE
Ithaca Catskill Turnpike, Oxford, NY.
Historic marker of the Ithaca Catskill Turnpike, Oxford, NY.
State Education Department 1938 Washington Avenue and Lafayette Park, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York N 42°26’33.2”

W 75°35’53.5”

JUNCTION OF

Ithaca-Catskill turnpike and the Utica-Binghamton line of Post Coaches. Stage route and mail line formed in 1822

Oxford, Village of, New York OXFORD FIRST TOWN MEETING
Oxford, NY, first town meeting April 1794.
Historical marker of Oxford, NY, first town meeting, April 1794, village incorporated April 6, 1806.
State Education Department 1938 NY State Route 12 and Lafayette Park, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York N 42°26’32.2”

W 75°35’51.5”

OXFORD

First town meeting held in April 1794. Incorporated as village .

Oxford, Village of, New York SITE OF LOG HOUSE
Site of Benjamin Hovey log house, Oxford, NY
Historic marker at the site of Benjamin Hovey log house, Oxford, NY
State Education Department 1938 Park in front of Oxford High School, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York SITE OF LOG HOUSE

Built by Benjamin Hovey 1790, who served in the Revolution and was known as “Father of the Settlement”

Oxford, Village of, New York SITE OF ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Site of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oxford, NY
Historic marker of the site of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, first church edifice in village of Oxford, NY.
State Education Department 1938 Park in front of Oxford High School, Oxford, NY Oxford, Village of, New York SITE OF

St. Paul’s Episcopal church, erected in 1816. The first church edifice in the village of Oxford. .

Oxford, Town of, New York LYON BROOK BRIDGE
NY & Oswego Midland Railroad, Lyon Brook Bridge, Oxford, NY
Historic marker of NY & Oswego Midland Railroad, Lyon Brook Bridge, Oxford, NY
Chenango County Historical Society, Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society Chenango County Highway 32 at Lyon Brook Road, between Norwich and Oxford, NY Oxford, Town of, New York N 42°27'44.7"

W 75°32'54.6"

LYON BROOK BRIDGE

Erected by the New York & Oswego Midland Railroad in 1869, It spanned 1,200 feet & was 156 feet high. Site ½ mile east of here.

Oxford, Town of, New York LAKE WARN
Lake Warn, Oxford, NY
Historic maker of Lake Warn, Oxford, NY
NYS ED Department 1938 NYS Route 12 between Brisben and Oxford, NY Oxford, Town of, New York N 42°22'49.1

W 75°38'49.3"

LAKE WARN

According to tradition burial place of Thick Neck, giant Chief of the Antones, a tribe of the Tuscaroras killed by the Oneidas.

Pharsalia, Town of, New York GAME REFUGE
Game Refuge at Pharsalia, NY
Historic marker of Game Refuge, Pharsalia, NY
NYS Ed & Cons Dept

1955?

NYS Route 23 at Benedict Hill Road, Pharsalia, NY Pharsalia, Town of, New York N 42°40'59"

W 75°31'1"

1885-1935

GAME REFUGE

Pharsalia Refuge 1 mile

The first area acquired by

New York State for wild life management purposes purchases begun in 1926.

Plymouth, Town of, New York DEPOT BUILT 1869
 NY & OM Railroad, Auburn branch, operated by O & W Railroad
Historic marker of NY & OM Railroad, Auburn branch, operated by O & W Railroad. Restored in 1979 by the Plymouth Historical Society to use as Town Museum.
Chenango County Route 16, east of Village of Plymouth, NY Plymouth, Town of, New York N 42°37’00.4”

W 75° 36’07.0”

DEPOT BUILT 1869

by NY & OM RR Auburn Branch operated by O&W 1874-1879 Restored in 1979 by Plymouth Historical Society as a Town Museum

Preston, Town of, New York SCHOOL HOUSE
Ross School, District 3, Preston NY.
Historic marker on the site of one room schoolhouse, Ross School District 3, Preston, NY. 1850-1917.
Chenango Co. Hist. Society Chenango County Route 10, east of Village of Preston, NY Preston, Town of, New York N 42°32’26.2”

W 75°34’53.2”

SCHOOL SITE

Site one room Ross School Dist 3 ca. 1850-1917 Moved by Kiwanis to Chen Co. Museum Grounds Norwich as Bicentennial Project

Sherburne, Town of, New York 1885 - 1935

GAME FARM

Game Farm, Sherburne, NY
Historic marker of Game Farm in Sherburne, NY
New York State Education and Conservation Departments, 1935 NYS Route 80, west of Chenango County Route 23 and Cush Hill Road, Sherburne, NY Sherburne, Town of, New York N 42°40’58.0”

W 75°31’00.3”

1885 - 1935

GAME FARM.

Sherburne State Game Farm. Established in 1909. The first in and the oldest in continuous operation the

Smyrna, Town of, New York ALBANY-ITHACA TURNPIKE 100
 Albany Ithaca Turnpike, Smyrna, NY
Historic marker of Albany Ithaca Turnpike, Smyrna, NY
State Education Department 1936 NYS Route 80, east of Chenango County Route.14, Smyrna, NY Smyrna, Town of, New York N 42°41’36.0”

W 75°33’21.2”

ALBANY-ITHACA TURNPIKE

A stake driven here marked 100 miles west from Albany on the Albany-Ithaca Turnpike built in 1805

Sherburne, Town of, New York FOOTBRIDGE
Rexford Falls, Sherburne, NY
Historic marker of Rexford Falls, Sherburne, NY
Town of Sherburne NYS Route 80 at Rexford Falls, east of Sherburne, NY Sherburne, Town of, New York N 42°40’46.8”

W 75°28’15.9”

2006

Rexford Falls

Footbridge Restoration

Herbert H. & Mariea L. Brown Foundation

Sherburne, Town of, New York WESTERN ORACLE
The Western Oracle newspaper first published, 1803 in Chenango County, NY.
Historic marker of the Western Oracle, the first newspaper in Chenango County, NY.
Replaced by Co. Bicentennial "82 Chenango County Route. 20, east of railroad track, at Sherburne Four Corners, Sherburne, NY Sherburne, Town of, New York N 42°39’03.5”

W 75°34’44.3”

WESTERN ORACLE

The first newspaper in Chenango County, the Western Oracle published on this site in 1803, by Abraham and Nicholas Romeyn.

Sherburne, Town of, New York WEST HILL

1802

Colonel William S. Smith, Sherburne, NY
Historic marker of burial of Colonel William S. Smith, Sherburne, NY
State Education Department 1936 NYS Route 80, two miles northwest of Sherburne, NY, at entrance to West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, NY Sherburne, Town of, New York N 42°41’38.5”

W 75°31’59.1”

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.

Smithville, Town of, New York TARBELL FARMS
Tarbell Farms, Smithville, NY
Historic marker of Tarbell Farms, Smithville, NY
NYSDEC NYS Route. 41 at Tarbell Road, Smithville, NY Smithville, Town of, New York N 42°25’00.9”

W 75°49’56.5”

1875-1963

TARBELL FARMS

Site of a Renowned Guernsey Dairy Farm Golden Guernsey milk was once shipped to New York Citys finest restaurants

Smyrna, Town of, New York BRIGHAM YOUNG
Brigham Young, Smyrna, NY
Historic marker of the boyhood home of Brigham Young. Cole Road, Smyrna, NY
Chenango Co. Bicentennial ‘82

(Replaced after 1981)

Chenango County Route 21, at Cole Road, Smyrna, NY Smyrna, Town of, New York N 42°39’03.5”

W 75°34’44.3”

BRIGHAM YOUNG

Site of boyhood home of Brigham Young, Mormon leader, is one-half mile no. on Cole Rd. the family went on to Western N.Y.

Oxford, Town of, New York FORT HILL MILL
Fort Hill mill, Oxford, NY
Historic marker of Fort Hill mill, Oxford, NY
State Education Department 1938 Chenango River bridge at the Oxford Fire Department, Main Street, Oxford, NY Oxford, Town of, New York N 42°26'28.6"

W 75°35'46.1"

FORT HILL MILL

Built in 1794 by Theodore Burr and Jonathan Baldwin.

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