05Apr

Woodsworth Farm

CONVEYED BY COMMISSIONERS OF FORFEITURE TO WILLIAM G. WOODWORTH IN 1786. SERVED IN REVOLUTION. PASSED TO HIRAM WOODWORTH 1810-1910.

The Woodsworth family were early settlers in the town of what is today Mayfield, and they played an important part in the American cause for our independence during the American Revolution. The property that this sign refers, was procured by one of the Woodsworth sons, William G. Woodsworth, where he settled after the Revolutionary War. As the marker states, it was passed on to his son Hiram who owned the farm from 1810 to 1910 and it was known as the old Woodsworth Farm. The marker was installed in 1936 and suggested by E. J. Ruliffson, an early Mayfield Historian. (Note: In the Town of Bleeker, over the mountain behind this area, is Woodworth lake, named after this family and until recent years used as a boy Scout Camp)

Location: This marker is located on Phelp’s Street ( Route 102) near Riceville side. Take Route 30A north until you come to the Phelps Street intersection. Proceed west on Phelps Street ( Route 102) and you will pass the Mayfield Grange Hall and marker will be just around the corner on the north side of the road.

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