HISTORICAL ROADSIDE SIGN DEDICATED
Nathaniel Dike Burial Spot Recognized
“Cole-Dike Cemetery” Allegany’s Oldest Cemetery
It’s been 203 years since Nathaniel Dike, Allegany County’s first settler, was buried in the Town of Andover. Now, his burial cemetery is finally getting a long awaited “Historical Roadside Sign”.
Shown at the recent dedication ceremony are Ron Taylor, Exec. Dir. of the Allegany County Historical Society, Joyce Perkins and Eva Heaney. Joyce and Eva are descendents of Dike.
The sign is located on the north side of Route 417 in Elm Valley, N.Y .More information on the Cole-Dike Sign Dedication. Photo by Craig Braack.
NOTE: During the week of Local History Week (September 19th to September 25th) We will only be open on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm to allow the public to see the building progress. Renovation continues and the upstairs is completed. Stop by and say hello!!
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"The story of Allegany County (NY) is the best kind of story—with a cast of characters any talented writer would struggle to imagine. Medicine men, dance hall girls, missionaries, and industrialists all have written on the pages of our past. Their lives and livelihoods have shaped the course of our communities and continue to speak into our future though at times only through a whisper.
The Allegany County Historical Society is committed to sharing our story with all who wish to reflect on the past and endeavor to bring about a promising future. You are an important part of our county’s present story and you play a significant role in preserving our past. Together we can preserve our heritage and share a story worth telling.” –Jeffrey Kirksey
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One of the primary goals of ACHS and this website is to provide support for all of Allegany County Local Historical Societies and Museums as a "ring of history". We attempt to publish MEETINGS & PROGRAMS of these organizations when the material is provided to us.
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