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Newfane in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott

 
 
Northern Endpoint of Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
1. Northern Endpoint of Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott Marker
Inscription. Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott c. 1800 for the Holland Land Company.
 
Erected 1985 by Town of Newfane Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 20.427′ N, 78° 41.807′ W. Marker is in Newfane, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lake Road (New York State Route 18) and Transit Road, on the right when traveling west on East Lake Road. Click for map. Marker is just east of the community of Olcott Beach. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6201 East Lake Road, Burt NY 14028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Those Who for Their Splendid Spirit of Duty (approx. 0.8 miles away); Olcott Beach (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Olcott Amusement Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); One Country and One Flag (approx. 0.9 miles away); Home of James Van Horn (approx. 2.2 miles away); McClew Farm (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newfane.
 
More about this marker. This is the nothernmost point of the transit due
Eastward View of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
2. Eastward View of the Marker
to Lake Ontario.
 
Regarding Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott. The Holland Land Company purchased western New York State. The company office is itself a historic site in Batavia, NY.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers for the Holland Land Company Office and Joseph Ellicott in Batavia, NY.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Holland Land Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Joseph Ellicott (surveyor) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Holland Land Office Museum. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Wesward View of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
3. Wesward View of the Marker
This side of the marker may be obscured during foliage. Transit Road is across from the marker. The marker is on the Lake Ontario side of NY Route 18.
Stone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
4. Stone and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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