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Knapp Creek in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Settlement of Knapp Creek

 
 
The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 17, 2012
1. The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker
Inscription. The Settlement of Knapp Creek, formerly known as Knapps Creek, was a genuine boomtown in the early days of the Bradford Oil Field, beginning about 1877. It was on a narrow gauge railroad and later an electric street car line. The town boasted a bank, a drugstore, two bottling works, over a dozen saloons and many other businesses including a Chinese laundry. Knapp Creek is the birthplace of aviation pioneer William T. Piper, known as "The Henry Ford of Aviation".
 
Location. 42° 0.474′ N, 78° 30.046′ W. Marker is in Knapp Creek, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is on Rock City Road (New York State Route 16) half a mile east of Knapp Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Allegany NY 14706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rixford World War I Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Allegany Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Major Adam Hoops (approx. 6 miles away); 1804-2004 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Historic SIte (approx. 6.1 miles away); Holley Motor Company
The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker as seen from rte. 16 image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 17, 2012
2. The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker as seen from rte. 16
(approx. 7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Bradford Oil Refinery (approx. 7.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Tidewater Pipe Company (approx. 10.1 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
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The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker as seen facing east image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 17, 2012
3. The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker as seen facing east
The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker as seen facing west image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 17, 2012
4. The Settlement of Knapp Creek Marker as seen facing west
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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