Landmark Society of Homer NY

Historical Marker: First Settlers in HomerHistoric Markers

Founded in 1791 by Joseph and Rhoda Beebe and Mrs. Beebe's brother, Amos Todd, Homer was incorporated as a village in 1835.

The Village was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


Historical Marker: Old Homer Map 1855
Reproduced from original by D. McCarthy, C.E.

North and South Main, Central Park, Clinton, James, Cayuga, and Albany Streets, Homer, NY

Old Homer Village Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 02, 1973.

1855 Map of Homer NY


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Homer Village Green

Historic Marker: Homer Village GreenHomer was Indian territory until the Revolutionary War. In 1781, New York divided the central part of the state into military tracts and gave the land as incentives to those men who enlisted to fight against the British and their allies. In 1805, the soldiers deeded a block of land to the First Religious Society of Homer for a meeting house and burial ground.


Historic Marker: Stoddard HouseWilliam Osborn Stoddard

At 5 Albany Street

Author and Assistant Personal Secretary to President Lincoln, Stoddard was born in Homer on September 24, 1835. Died in NJ August 29, 1925.

Historic Marker: Barber BlockBarber Block

Main Street, Homer, NY USA


US Post Office

Historic Marker: Amelia Jenks Bloomer2 S. Main St., Homer, NY, USA

The US Post Office-Homer was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1989.


Amelia Jenks Bloomer

43 N. Main Street, Homer, NY USA

Childhood home of Amelia Jenks Bloomer - Writer, Speaker & Activist: Temperance, Abolition, and Women’s Rights 1818-1894


Historic Marker: Francis CarpenterBirthplace of Francis B. Carpenter 1830-1900

On US Rte. 11 3 miles North of Homer Village

Son of Asaph Carpenter, who settled in Homer in 1800. Frank Carpenter painted four Presidents including Abraham Lincoln Reading to his Cabinet The Emancipation Proclamation, which now hangs in the U.S. Capitol.

Historic Marker: First Log Cabin Schoolhouse


First Log Cabin Schoolhouse

On NYS 41, 2 Miles South Northwest Homer, Homer, NY, USA

Site of First Log Cabin Schoolhouse.


Salisbury-Pratt Homestead

At the intersection of Route 281 and Cold Brook Road,
1/2 mile south of the Village of Little York

Salisbury-Pratt Homestead

Used Before the Civil War as a station on the Underground Railroad where Oren Cravath Sheltered & Aided Fugitive Slaves on their way to Canada

Historic Marker: Salisbury-Pratt


Historic Marker: Thomas Alvord

Thomas Alvord, Sr

At Intersecton of North NYS 41 & 41a

Early Settler Thomas Gould Alvord, Sr. built his Cabin here in 1794 on Land Granted for his Services in the Revolutionary War

Historic Marker: John Albright

John Albright

On NYS 13 at East Homer

John Albright, fought in the Revolutionary War and built this house in 1827 for his Daughter, Mrs. Nancy Griffith

Historic Marker: Eli De Voe

Eli deVoe

At Intersecton of North NYS 41 & 41a

De Voe was born in a log cabin on this site. As a member of the U.S. Secret Service, he detected and frustrated a plot to kill President Lincoln.

Lenticular Truss Bridges

Wall, Water and Pine Streets,
Homer, NY

Wall, Water, and Pine Street Lenticular Truss Bridges were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 05, 1977. See pictures and learn more about lenticular truss bridges.

Historical Marker: Pine St. Bridge
Pine Street Bridge in 1907