New York State Route 17F

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New York State Route 17F marker

New York State Route 17F
Route information
Auxiliary route of NY 17
Length: 49.11 mi[2] (79.03 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – early 1940s[3][4]
Major junctions
West end: NY 17 in Andover
  NY 21 near Canisteo
East end: NY 17 in Addison
Counties: Allegany, Steuben
Highway system
NY 17E NY 17G
NY 431 NY 432 NY 433

New York State Route 17F (NY 17F) was a state highway located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. The western terminus of the route was at then-NY 17 (now NY 417) in Andover, Allegany County. The eastern terminus was at NY 17 (current NY 417) in Addison, Steuben County. NY 17F was an alternate to NY 17 between the two locations, branching north to serve Almond, Hornell, and Canisteo.

NY 17F was removed in the early 1940s and replaced with various routes, including NY 36, Steuben County Route 119 (CR 119), and New York State Route 432 (the latter of which eventually became part of CR 119 itself).

Route description[edit]

NY 17F began at an intersection with NY 17 (modern NY 417) in the village of Andover. The route headed through the village, intersecting with the local roads.[5] NY 17F left Andover and headed north for several miles, intersecting with NY 244 and CR 42 at 8.5 miles (13.7 kilometres) in Alfred Station. NY 17F headed north out of Alfred Station and intersected with CR 12 at 11.9 miles (19.15 kilometres).[5]

NY 17F entered the village of Almond, paralleling the right-of-way of the modern Southern Tier Expressway and intersecting with CR 2.[5] NY 17F entered Steuben County and entered the city of Hornell at 16.2 miles (26.1 kilometres). NY 17F then turned to the south in Hornell, overlapping NY 21 (now NY 36) south to the village of Canisteo. Within the village, it intersected with NY 248 at 22.7 miles (36.5 kilometres) before separating from NY 21 and continuing eastward out of Canisteo. NY 17F then passed through the towns of Cameron and Rathbone before coming to an end at NY 17 (current NY 417) in Addison.[5]


The construction of future NY 17F was divided into multiple parts, the construction of the road between Addison village and the hamlet of Rathbone and one between Rathbone and the town of Canisteo. The first section constructed was the stretch between Addison and Rathbone, with construction beginning in 1921. The contract was signed to Frank J. Foote, Inc for construction of the new road.[6] By October 1921, the new road was constructed a mile (1.6 km) from the village of Addison to Baldwin Cemetery.[7] The project was not without its controversy. In July 1922, six workers went on strike after the contractor did not meet their demands to raise wages from 35¢ an hour to 40¢. The strikers amounting to six would make it appear to the contractor that a change of heart was had by most of the workers. The company stated that if they all had struck, there might have been a raise in wage, but not with the lack of workers.[8] The new road was about complete in August 1922, with the exception of the tarva top that would go on the roads.[9] By August 10, the road was completed with a speculated opening date of September 1, 1922.[10] By November 1922, the road was open to traffic.[11]

Signage at the junction of CR 119 and NY 417 in Addison, which once marked the terminus of both NY 17F and NY 432 at different points

When state highways were first numbered in New York in 1924, NY 17 originally followed a different, more northerly alignment between Andover and Jasper. Instead of continuing east to Jasper on a direct line from Andover, NY 17 curved north to serve Hornell by way of what is now NY 21 and NY 36.[12][13] NY 17 was rerouted in the 1930 renumbering to follow a previously unnumbered direct route between Andover and Jasper while the old routing between Andover and Hornell became NY 17F.[1] NY 17F also continued south along NY 21 (which replaced NY 17 from Hornell to Jasper) to Canisteo, then east over an unnumbered roadway to NY 17 in Addison (via Cameron and Rathbone).[14]

NY 17F remained unchanged until the early 1940s when the route was removed from the state highway system. The portion between Andover and Hornell became an extension of NY 36 while the short segment between Myers Creek southeast of Rathbone and Addison became NY 432.[3][4][15] The remainder of Canisteo River Road from Canisteo to Rathbone became CR 119.

New York State Route 432
Location: RathboneAddison
Existed: 1940s[3][4]–June 25, 1998[16]

NY 432 stayed intact up to April 1, 1997, when a large-scale highway swap between the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and Steuben County eventually resulted in the transfer of NY 432 to the county. In exchange for assuming maintenance over NY 415 from Meads Creek Road in Coopers Plains (northwest of Painted Post) to Babcock Hollow Road in Bath as well as Hamilton Street from U.S. Route 15 in Erwin to Robert Dann Drive in Gang Mills, NYSDOT transferred both NY 432 and nearby NY 333 to Steuben County.[17] NY 333 was redesignated as CR 333 immediately following the swap; NY 432, however, remained in place for an additional 14 months before becoming part of an extended CR 119 on June 25, 1998.[16]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Allegany Village of Andover 0.00 0.00 NY 17 Now NY 417
Alfred 8.71 14.02 NY 244 Eastern terminus of NY 244
Steuben Hornell 17.36 27.94 NY 21 north Now NY 36; northern terminus of NY 17F / NY 21 overlap
Village of Canisteo 22.69 36.52 NY 248 Northern terminus of NY 248
24.08 38.75 NY 21 south Now NY 36; southern terminus of NY 17F / NY 21 overlap
Village of Addison 49.11 79.03 NY 17 Now NY 417
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dickinson, Leon A. (January 12, 1930). "New Signs for State Highways". The New York Times. p. 136. 
  2. ^ a b Calculated using DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007's Toggle Measure Tool
  3. ^ a b c New York Info-Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Gulf Oil Company. 1940. 
  4. ^ a b c New York with Pictorial Guide (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Esso. 1942. 
  5. ^ a b c d Google (June 11, 2014). "overview map of former NY 17F" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Soon to Put Men to Work". The Addison Advertiser. 1921. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Making New Headway". The Addison Advertiser. October 27, 1921. p. 1. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Road Workers Go On Strike". The Corning Evening Leader. July 1921. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Tarva Arrives for Addison-Rathbone Road". The Addison Advertiser. August 1922. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ "New Road Completed". The Corning Evening Leader. August 10, 1922. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ "ltrucw Timber Cutting". The Corning Evening Leader. November 9, 1922. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  12. ^ "New York's Main Highways Designated by Numbers". The New York Times. December 21, 1924. p. XX9. 
  13. ^ Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas (western New York) (Map). Rand McNally and Company. 1926. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  14. ^ Automobile Legal Association (ALA) Automobile Green Book, 1930–31 and 1931–32 editions, (Scarborough Motor Guide Co., Boston, 1930 and 1931). The 1930–31 edition shows New York state routes prior to the 1930 renumbering
  15. ^ Borden Digital Raster Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. New York State Department of Transportation. 1977. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  16. ^ a b New York State Department of Transportation (October 2004). Official Description of Highway Touring Routes, Scenic Byways, & Bicycle Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved July 16, 2009. 
  17. ^ New York State Legislature. "New York State Highway Law § 341". Retrieved December 3, 2009. 

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