Historic New York

Historic New York (HM17YC)

Location: Mayville, NY 14757 Chautauqua County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 15.258', W 79° 30.276'

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Chautauqua Lake Region

Chautauqua Lake, eighteen miles long and one to three miles wide, has as its outlet a branch of Connewango Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River. This gives Chautauqua an indirect connection with the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. French expeditions used Chautauqua Lake and these rivers as a route to Midwest posts in the 18th century. In the next century, lumber rafts, cut from the rich timberlands nearby, were floated down this river system. Indian occupation of the area began approximately 10,000 years ago. Much later, Erie Indians lived here until conquered by the Iroquois in 1656. The Holland Land Company, from its branch office in Mayville, opened the area to settlement after 1800. James Prendergast in 1808 settled Jamestown, which developed into a center for making furniture. After 1860, the cultivation of vineyards became widespread throughout the lake region. A long growing season is favorable for agriculture, and fruit orchards and dairy farms have become extensive. The Chautauqua Institution in 1874 began a program of adult education. Informative lectures, musical presentations, and various forms of entertainment later spread the fame of Chautauqua throughout the United States.
HM NumberHM17YC
Year Placed1961
Placed ByState of New York - Education Department - Department of Public Works
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 623352 N 4679094
Decimal Degrees42.25430000, -79.50460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 15.258', W 79° 30.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 15' 15.48" N, 79° 30' 16.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-13 E Chautauqua St, Mayville NY 14757, US
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