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Town of Clarence - Swormville

 
 
Town of Clarence - Swormville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
1. Town of Clarence - Swormville Marker
Inscription. Swormville was settled by people of Bavarian and French Canadian descent. The Rev. John N. Neumann, a secular priest, held services here as early as 1839. The town's first Catholic Church was built in 1849, serving 80 families in the so-called Parish of the Transit. The community was named after a prominent citizen and developer, Adam Schworm. Plaque erected by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in 1973 for Historical Society of the Town of Clarence.
 
Erected 1973 by Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
 
Location. 43° 2.268′ N, 78° 41.778′ W. Marker is in Clarence, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Transit Road (New York State Route 78) and Stahley Road, on the right when traveling north on Transit Road. Click for map. Marker is at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst NY 14051, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williamsville School No.9 (approx. 3.5 miles away); Sweet Home Common School No.15 (approx. 3.5 miles away); J. Eschelman and Company Store (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bigelow House
Northward View Town of Clarence - Swormville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
2. Northward View Town of Clarence - Swormville Marker
Marker is where the evergreen bushes meet the sidewalk.
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Transit Road Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Clarence Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Erie Canal at Amherst (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pendleton (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarence.
 
Regarding Town of Clarence - Swormville. Transit Road is the transit surveyed by Joseph Ellicott for the Holland Land Company.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Southward View Town of Clarence - Swormville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
3. Southward View Town of Clarence - Swormville Marker
St, Mary's Church, Swormville, Town of Clarence image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
4. St, Mary's Church, Swormville, Town of Clarence
St, Mary's Church, Swormville, Town of Clarence image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
5. St, Mary's Church, Swormville, Town of Clarence
North side of church, Stahley Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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