MARION — The Marion Historic Association, in conjunction with the Town Board, will dedicate three new William G. Pomeroy historic markers at 11 a.m. April 24, starting in front of the Marion Library at 4036 Maple Ave.

The markers were obtained by applying for a grant through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

The first one marks the location of what originally was the Cobblestone Academy site that was demolished to build a new school. This school was purchased by the Pomona Grange 214 in 1904 and later sold to the town for $1 in 1996 to be used as a library.

The second marker is to honor Dr. Allen S. Russell, a local doctor, pharmacist, Civil War surgeon and state Assemblyman in 1875. It’s located at the corner of Maple Avenue and South Main St.

The third marker is at the site of the first fire hall built in Marion in 1914. This building was sold in 1958 to the town and is currently in use as the Town Hall.

The public is welcome to attend the dedication event, which will follow CDC guidelines.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of their initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. They meet this by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, they have funded over 1,300 markers nationwide, all the way to Alaska. Visit

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