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

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

Listings county-wide[edit]

Marker name[1] Image Date designated Location City or Town Coords Marker text
1 1ST TOWN MEETING On Nys 79 About 1/2 Mile West Of Slaterville Springs Caroline, Town Of, New York Held Here In Bush Taven, Made Of Hewn Logs; April 1811 William Rounsvell, Supervisor Capt. Levi Slater, Town Clerk
2 BLAIR HOMESTEAD On Town Rd. About 2 Miles N. Of Speedsville Caroline, Town Of, New York Birthplace Of Austin Blair Civil War Governor Of Michigan Son Of George Blair Pioneer Settler 1809
3 CABIN SITE On Nys 79 At Caroline Caroline, Town Of, New York Cabin Built By Maria Earsley, 1794, For Home. First Settler In Caroline. First Trip From Roxbury, N.j. On Horseback With Son, John
4 CAMPING GROUND On Nys 79 About 3/4 Mile W. Of Slaterville Springs Caroline, Town Of, New York Chief Wheelock Oneida Indian Killed In Action War Of 1812
5 DEERLICKS On Nys 330 About 2 Miles East Of Brooktondale Caroline, Town Of, New York On '76 Road Extension Indians And Early Settlers Here Obtained Their Salt '76 Road Built By Augustine Boyer, 1804
6 DUTCH REFORMED On Nys 79 About 1 Mile W. Of Slaterville Spgs. Caroline, Town Of, New York Church Site-cemetery-1820 First Church In Caroline Built 1820-Organized 1810 By The First Dominie Rev. Garret Mandeville
7 HOME OF On Nys 79 At Caroline Caroline, Town Of, New York Nathaniel Tobey Who Emigrated From Bristol Co., Mass. Built Many New England Style Homes Here, 1810
8 OLD GENUNG FARM On Nys 79 About 2¼ Miles West Of Slaterville Spgs. Caroline, Town Of, New York Lot 93 Was Cleared By Moses And Benjamin Genung, Brothers, New Jersey Rev. Soldiers. Cabin Built In 1800. Owned By Family 125 Yrs.
9 OLD RICH TAVERN On Nys 79 About 1/2 Mile East Of Caroline Caroline, Town Of, New York Built And Conducted By Captain David Rich Who Emigrated Here From Vermont 1795. Also Site Of Capt. Rich's Log Cabin
10 OLD TOBEY TAVERN On Nys 79 About 1/2 Mile W. Of Caroline Caroline, Town Of, New York Built 1808. Inn Keepers, George Vickory And Nathaniel Tobey. Once Tobeytown. Now Village Of Caroline
11 QUICK HOMESTEAD On Nys 330 About 2½ Miles East Of Brooktondale Caroline, Town Of, New York Built In 1823 By Henry Quick And Wife Sally Earsley, Who Came With First Settler From Roxbury (Montclair) New Jersey, 1794
12 SETTLERS CABIN On Nys 79, Slaterville Spgs. Caroline, Town Of, New York Built By Benoni Mulks Near Spring 1798–1801 Original Fireplace Stand- Ing. Boyceville's First Settlement
13 SITE OF On Nys 79 About 1½ Miles W. Of Caroline Caroline, Town Of, New York Speed Blockhouse Built 1806 Of Squared Logs By John James Speed. Post Office Here 1806 Called Speedsville. Catskill Turnpike From Catskill To Bath, 1804
14 SLATERVILLE On Nys 79 At Slaterville Spgs. Caroline, Town Of, New York Magnetic Mineral Springs Discovered In Valley By Dr. William C. Gallagher Who Sunk The 1St Artesian Well Here In 1871
15 SOUTH ENTRANCE TO On Co. Rd. About 1 Mile East Of Slaterville Springs Caroline, Town Of, New York "Six Hundred Forest" Gorge Of Upper Six Mile Creek. Site Of Old "Bottom Mill", Sawmill Built 1808
16 SPEEDSVILLE On Co. Rd. At Speedsville Caroline, Town Of, New York Commons Incorporated State Park, 1858 Laban Jenks Early Settler Built House In 1819 (On Co. Rd. At Speedsville)
17 SPRINGFARM On Co. Rd. About 3/4 Mile South Of Caroline Caroline, Town Of, New York Old Plantation Home Of Dr. Joseph Speed, Virginia Pioneer, 1805. Level Green Road Caroline Once Called Spencer
18 WEST OWEGO CREEK, N.W. On Co. Rd. About 2½ Miles East Of Slaterville Springs Caroline, Town Of, New York Boundary "Boston Purchase" 230,400 Acres Of Indian Land Ceded By New York To Mass. 1787, To Settle Boundary Dispute
19 ARROW On Co. Rd. About 2 Miles South Of Ellis Caroline, Town Of, New York Slave Burying Ground 45 Rods East Of This Point In Edge Of Woods Are Buries 14 Slaves Owned By Residents Of Town Of Caroline
20 NEW JERUSALEM On Nys 96 About 1 Mile Southeast Of Danby Danby, Town Of, New York Church Site Organized 1816, Built 1824 Founded By Dr. Lewis Beers Physician, Pastor, Justice And Pioneer Settler, 1797
21 THIS WAS THE On Nys 96 At Danby Danby, Town Of, New York First Church In The Town Of Danby Organized 1807 Erected 1813
22 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH On Co. Rd. At Etna Dryden, Town Of, New York Dryden, 1830. Organized 1804 1St Church Built, 1807 Rev. John Lasure, 1St Pastor
23 BIRTHPLACE OF On Co. Rd. About 1½ Miles West Of West Dryden Dryden, Town Of, New York William R. "Daddy" George 1866–1936 Founder Of George Junior Republic
24 BRIDLE ROAD On Nys 13 About 2¼ Miles West Of Dryden Dryden, Town Of, New York Virgil To Ithaca 1795 Built By Joseph Chaplin Dryden Center House Built By Benj. Aldrich Town Meetings Held Here
25 CHARLES W. SANDERS On Town Rd. At Peruville Dryden, Town Of, New York 1805–1889 Author Of School Books Resided In West Dryden And Completed His "First Speller" Here
26 FIRST ROAD On Co. Rd. At Malloryville Dryden, Town Of, New York In Tompkins County From East. Used By Many Early Settlers. Started By Joseph Chaplin; Contractor, May 5, 1792. Completed In 1795
27 FIRST ROAD On Nys 13 About 4 Miles Northeast Of Dryden Dryden, Town Of, New York In Tompkins County From East. Used By Many Early Settlers. Started By Joseph Chaplin; Contractor, May 5, 1792. Completed In 1795
28 INDIAN CAMP On Co. Rd. About 2 Miles Southeast Of Dryden Dryden, Town Of, New York Hunting And Fishing Grounds On Dryden Lake. Arrows, Sinkers And Flints Abound In Great Numbers
29 JOHN MILLER On Co. Rd. About 3 Miles South Of Willow Glen Dryden, Town Of, New York First Governor Of North Dakota Born Here In Town Of Dryden Inaugurated 1889
30 MALLORYVILLE On Co. Rd. At Malloryville Dryden, Town Of, New York Settled By Samuel Mallory In 1826 Who Operated Here Chair And Cloth Factories. Once Site Of Howe And Watson And Wade Cooperages
31 MALLORYVILLE On Co. Rd. At Malloryville Dryden, Town Of, New York About 1845 William Trapp Here Invented The First Successful Barrel-making Machine. Hamlet Later Became Cooperage Center
32 ONE MILE EAST ON HILL LOG CABIN On Co. Rd. About 4 Miles S. Of Willow Glen Dryden, Town Of, New York Site Of Birthplace John Mc Graw, 1815–1877. Donor Mc Graw Hall, Cornell University Father Of Jennie Mc Graw Fiske, Cornell Benefactress
33 UNDERGROUND On Town Rd. At Etna Dryden, Town Of, New York Railroad Home Of Hananiah Wilcox And Wife Nancy Ann Price Who Sheltered And Assisted Fugitive Slaves On Way To Canada
34 UNDERGROUND On Town Rd. About 1/2 Mile West Of Etna Dryden, Town Of, New York Railroad Home Of William Hanford And Wife Altha C. Todd, Who Sheltered Fugitive Slaves On Way To Canada And Freedom
35 ARROW On Co. Rd. About 3/4 Mile West Of West Dryden Dryden, Town Of, New York Wagonshed William R. George Conceived Of The Junior Republic Here. The Youthful Village Whose Motto Is "Nothing Without Labor" Was Founded July 10, 1895
36 APPLEGATE TAVERN On Nys 79 About 5 Mis. W. Of Ithaca Enfield, Town Of, New York Built By John Appelgate, 1807. Settled In Town 1805. 1St Schoolhouse In Town N. Of Tavern, Erected 1809 Applegate's Corners
37 INDIAN SITE On Town Rd. Along Schuyler-tompkins Co. Line About 1 Mi. N. Nys 79 Enfield, Town Of, New York Early Iroquoian Village Arrows, Cracked Bones, Beads, Cooking Stones, Flint, Pieces Of Iroquoian Pottery Found
38 INDIAN VILLAGE On Town Rd. Along Schuyler-tompkins Co. Line About 2 Mi. N. Nys 79 Enfield, Town Of, New York Circular Palisade Around Pond. Wall South From Gate Immense Early Iroquoian Site Here The Indians Obtained Clay For Pottery
39 VAN DORN On Nys 79 About 4 Mis. W. Of Ithaca Enfield, Town Of, New York Tavern Site Built By Peter Van Dorn A Catskill Turnpike Milestone Stood At Van Dorn's Corners
40 WALLENBECK INN On Town Rd. Along Schuyler-tompkins Co. Line About 1 Mi. S. Nys 79 Enfield, Town Of, New York Route Of Catskill Turnpike First Road Built In Town. Old Post Road And Stage Route Used From Mecklenburg To Kirby's, 1826
41 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH On Co. Rd. At West Groton Groton, Town Of, New York Organized 1816, Built 1832 First Service May 3, 1833 Centennial July 16, 1916 West Gronton, N.y.
42 CUMMINGS HOME On Co. Rd. About 2 Mis. S. Of Summer Hill Groton, Town Of, New York Gurdon Cummings And Wife Abigail Pettis From Mansfield, Conn., Settled Here In 1810. Owned And Occupied By Four Generations Of Cummings.
43 ELM TREE INN On County Rd. At Mclean Groton, Town Of, New York Site Of 1St Log Tavern In Mc Lean Built By Amasa Cobb, 1796. Giant Elm Was Native Forest Sapling When Tavern Was Built
44 INDIAN VILLAGE On Nys 38 About 3 Mis. S. Of Groton Groton, Town Of, New York Favorite Hunting Ground Of Cayuga Indians And Other Local Tribes Near Owasco Creek
45 OLD BAPTIST On Co. Rd. At Mclean Groton, Town Of, New York Church-1828 Founder Rev. Benj. Whipple 1St Pastor Rev. P.l. Platt Meetings Held Since 1805
46 OLD EAST GROTON On Nys 222 About 2 Mis. E. Of Groton Groton, Town Of, New York Cemetery And 1St Church Known As E. Congregational. Org. 1805. Site At Stickles Corners. Built Of Logs 1810 1St Pastor, Joshua Land, 1809
47 OLD MILL SITE On Nys 222 At Lafayette Groton, Town Of, New York Lafayette Gristmill Built By George Fish, 1818 Named Same Day General Marquis De Lafayette Visited Auburn, 1825
48 SYLVESTER PENNOYER On Nys 38 At Groton Groton, Town Of, New York 1831–1902 Born Here; Gov. Of Oregon 1886-94 Mayor City Of Portland, Oregon, 1896; Owner And Editor Oregon Herald, 1868–71
49 CAYUGA INDIAN On Columbia St. Ithaca, City Of, New York Winter Quarters Located On Exposed Flatlands Of This Gorge Below Wells Falls
50 END OF TURNPIKE At Intersection Of Aurora St. & Railroad Ave. Ithaca, City Of, New York West To Old Boat Landing East Through Lansing "Enterprise" First Steamboat Launched On Lake 1820 Round Trip Two Days
51 OLD HOMESTEAD On Parker Place Ithaca, City Of, New York Rev. Dr. Samuel Parker And Marcus Whiteman, Planned Here In 1833 Journey Which Saved Oregon To The Union. Indian Cemetery On Estate
52 OLDEST HOUSE On Linn St. Ithaca, City Of, New York In Tompkins County, Built About 1800 By Abram Markle, Sold To Simeon De Witt And Used As Initial Point Of Survey For Early Turnpikes
53 ORIGINAL LANE On East Buffalo St. Ithaca, City Of, New York Used By First Settlers: Yaple And Dumond Near State St.; Hennepaw On Cascadilla Creek
54 OWEGO-ITHACA On Nys 96, S End Ithaca Ithaca, City Of, New York Turnpike, 1811–1841 R.r. Inc. 1828, Opened 1834 2Nd R.r. Chartered In State Inclined Plane 480 Ft. East
55 SIMEON DE WITT On Dewitt Place Ithaca, City Of, New York Home Site And Burial Place 1756–1834 Surveyor Gen. Of N.y. State. Remains Removed To Albany Rural Cemetery 1854
56 SITE OF On Court St. Ithaca, City Of, New York First Court House A Primitive Hall Of Justice Built Of Wood In 1818 Erection Prevented Tompkins Co. Being Reannexed To Seneca And Cayuga Counties
57 TOLLGATE HOUSE On Nys 34 At N. Bank Of Fall Creek At Lake St. Bridge Ithaca, City Of, New York Once Stood Upon Road And Traffic Passed Through Owego-ithaca Turnpike Surveyed As East Road 1792 On Indian Trails
58 TURNPIKE On East State St. Ithaca, City Of, New York From Catskill To Bath Ran Originally Through State (Owego) St. Mail To Western Settlements Carried Over This Turnpike
59 CATSKILL On Nys 79 About 1/2 Mi. W. Of Ithaca Ithaca, Town Of, New York Turnpike Stage Coach Route From Catskill To Bath 1815. Old Post Road & Mail Route Between Watkins & Ithaca
60 COREORGONEL On Nys 13 & 34 About 2½ Mis. S.w. Ithaca Ithaca, Town Of, New York (Where We Keep Pipe Of Peace) Cayuga Indian Village Iroquois Six Nations Destroyed By Sullivan's Army September 24–25, 1779
61 FISHER'S TAVERN On Nys 13 & 34 About 2 Mis. S.w. Ithaca Ithaca, Town Of, New York Jackson's Tavern And Tollgate Sites 3/10 Mile South Irish Hill Road Corduroy Until 1853 Renamed Newfield Road 1903
62 LINDERMAN TAVERN On Nys 79 About 1/2 Mi. W. Of Ithaca Ithaca, Town Of, New York Built By Cornelius Linderman Settled In Town 1802 Site Of Log Cabin Panorama Of Cayuga Lake And City Of Ithaca
63 LUDLOW INN 1795 On Co. Rd. At Ludlowville Lansing, Town Of, New York First Log Tavern, 1792 Log Gristmill, 1795 Built By Maj. Thomas Ludlow Early Settlers—silas, Henry And Thomas Ludlow, 1791
64 LUDLOWVILLE-MYERS On Hgts. W. Of Nys 34B Between Ludlowville & Myers Lansing, Town Of, New York Detachment Of Gen. John Sullivan's Army Under Col. Butler Camped On These Heights Sept. 24, 1779. Andrew Myers, Pioneer, 1791
65 ROGUES HARBOR INN At Intersection Of Nys 34 & 34B At South Lansing Lansing, Town Of, New York 1830, Built By D.d. Minier Son Of Gen. Abram Minier Who Located In Town 1788 And Lived On Site 1792 Libertyville Now S. Lansing
66 CONNECTICUT HILL On Tn. Rd. About 3 Mis. W. Of Trumbull Corners Newfield, Town Of, New York Early Called Saxton Hill Highest Elevation (2097.2 Ft) In Tompkins County. Once Owned By State Of Connecticut
67 CONNECTICUT HILL On Tn. Rd. About 3 Mis. W. Of Trumbull Corners Newfield, Town Of, New York Born Here, July 22, 1855, To Forest Ervay And Wife, Four Children, Known As Ervay Quadruplets; On Exhibition For Several Years
68 ABNER TREMAN On Nys 96 At Trumansburg Ulysses, Town Of, New York First Settler And Founder Of Trumansburg Built His Log House Near This Spot In 1792
69 ALGONKIAN SITE In Taughannock Falls State Park Ulysses, Town Of, New York Indian Village Extending From Mouth Of Creek To Falls
70 CAMP HOUSE On Lawn St., Trumansburg Ulysses, Town Of, New York Built In 1848 By Herman Camp Colonel Of Cavalry Nigara Frontier War Of 1812
71 CAMP SITE In Taughannock Falls State Pk. Ulysses, Town Of, New York Captain Jonathan Woodworth Revolutionary Soldier, Navigator And Surveyor With Exploring Expedition Camped Here In June 1788
72 CAYUGA INDIAN On Tn Rd. About 1/2 Mile West Of Waterbury Ulysses, Town Of, New York Fort And Burial Ground Earth Work On North Side Burial Ground Opposite Circular Earth Works S.e. Bluff Supported Palisade
73 HALSEY HOUSE On Nys 96 At Halseyville Ulysses, Town Of, New York Built 1829 By Nicholl Halsey First Settler & Founder Of Halseyville
74 OLD COOPER INN On Nys 96 At Jacksonville Ulysses, Town Of, New York Built By Thomas Cooper, 1823 Pioneer Settler, 1799 Ithaca-geneva Turnpike State Coach Route And Post Road, 1811
75 SAMUEL WEYBURN In Taughannock Falls State Pk. Ulysses, Town Of, New York Settled Here In 1790 The Hospitality Of His Log Cabin Home Saved Life Of Abner Treman, Rev. Soldier Caught In Blizzard 1793-4

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