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Seneca County Getting 5 New Historic Markers


Five new historical markers will be dedicated this summer in Seneca County.

Funded by the William G Pomeroy Foundation in 2022, the markers will be placed throughout the county.

Two markers will be dedicated on June 3rd. The first, at 1:00p along County Road 153, will mark the site of the Busy Bee Ferry which ferried passengers, cargo, and mail between King Ferry and Kidders between 1884 and 1911.

The second will be dedicated at 3:00p along Route 414 in Lodi.  This marker notes Silas Halsey, the first Seneca County Clerk who also represented the area in the State Legislature and US Congress.

A pair of markers will also be unveiled on July 8th. One will be placed at the entrance of Oak Hill Cemetery in McDuffie Town. With its first burial taking place in 1797, the site is the resting place of veterans from all US wars from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam.

The Baby Bear Building at the Ovid Village Park will receive a marker as the location has served as the site for the Seneca County Clerk, the Grand Army of the Republic CT Harris Post, and currently serves as the meeting space of the DG Caywood Camp of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, through a lease with Seneca County. Those dedications will take place at 10:00a and 1:00p respectively.

The final marker will be placed later in the summer at Lodi point, marking the site of the major boat landing site on Seneca Lake.

These five markers will bring the total number of historic markers in Seneca County to 60.

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