Van Cleef Lake

Van Cleef Lake (HM18CR)

Location: Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Seneca County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 54.639', W 76° 47.649'

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Named for George Cunningham Van Cleef, one of the first white children born in Seneca County 1797.
HM NumberHM18CR
Year Placed1935
Placed ByState Education Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 353548 N 4752454
Decimal Degrees42.91065000, -76.79415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.639', W 76° 47.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 38.34" N, 76° 47' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)315
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11-15 Fall St, Seneca Falls NY 13148, US
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  1. @atheking88 The marker is of local interest as it relates to the early settlers of the Seneca Falls area. Along with the majority of the land we now know as the United States, Seneca Falls was occupied by Indians, and therefore no "white" people. When the early settlers came over from Europe and settled on this land where only Indians were living, it was significant historically when certain events occurred. The first "white" baby born in this area is only referring to the fact that only Indians, or "red" babies were born prior to that.

  2. What exactly is the historical significance of this marker? In context is there a marker for the one of the first Black children in Seneca Falls?

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