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Woodworth Lake Scout Reservation
About 4 miles NW of Mayfield, NY
Woodworth Lake, until
recently, was an active Boy Scout camp. Due to a fund shortage, it is due
to be sold at the end of summer. See newspaper article here regarding the
sale and background information:
The lake is named after the Woodworth families that lived southeast of the lake in Mayfield. To the southeast over the mountain was the farm of William G. Woodworth of Mayfield, NY, and later his son Hiram Woodworth. William G Woodworth (5) was the son of Gershom (4), Caleb (3), Benjamin (2), Walter (1).
William G. Woodworth served in the Revolutionary War, was captured and taken to Montreal, Canada, escaped and made his way back to Mayfield alone, rejoined and served as a scout.
For information about other Woodworths in the Mayfield area, See Woodworths of Mayfield.
For more information, see Wikipedia information about Woodworth Lake