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Clarence in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harris Hill

 
 
Harris Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
1. Harris Hill Marker
Inscription. Harris Hill was named for Asa Harris, pioneer who settled here in 1807 and opened a tavern. When Buffalo burned during the War of 1812, Harris Hill became a haven for refugees. Many Buffalo business places were moved here temporarily, including the County Clerk's office and the Niagara Frontier's first newspaper, the Buffalo Gazette. Erected by Erie County Sesquicentennial Committee 1971
 
Erected 1971 by Eire County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 42° 57.895′ N, 78° 40.577′ W. Marker is in Clarence, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 5) near Nottingham Terrace, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is very close to the intersection of Harris Hill Road and Main Street. It is visible from Main Street but set back behind a driveway parallel to Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War of 1812 Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); U. S. Barracks 1812 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Williamsville Christian Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Williamsville Water Mill
Westward View Harris Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
2. Westward View Harris Hill Marker
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Clarence Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Former Saint Mary of the Angels (approx. 3.6 miles away); SS. Peter & Paul Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); J. Eschelman and Company Store (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarence.
 
Also see . . .  Harris Hill - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Eastward View Harris Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
3. Eastward View Harris Hill Marker
Harris Hill Marker, Main Street in Background image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
4. Harris Hill Marker, Main Street in Background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 12 times this year. 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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