Medina in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone
The first to establish a
stone quarry business here
in 1837 naming his product
Used for paving blocks, walks,
curbs and in architecture. It was
shipped on the Erie Canal
in the 1800's & early 1900's
Erected by Orleans County Historical Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 43° 13.555′ N, 78° 23.504′ W. Marker is in Medina, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is at the intersection of North Gravel Road (New York State Route 63) and Ryan Street, on the left when traveling south on North Gravel Road. Click for map. Marker is on the north side of the Erie Canal across from the foot of the Prospect Street lift bridge carrying NY 63. Marker is oriented such that the edge faces NY 63 northbound traffic over the busy narrow bridge. This makes the marker difficult to notice. Marker is in this post office area: Medina NY 14103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances Folsom (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam Medina Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valor, Honor, Virtue, Courage, Duty (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grover Cleveland & Frances Folsom (approx. 0.4 miles away); On This Site Circa 1919 Alonzo L. Waters (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1860 Home Of George Anthony (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Medina.
More about this marker. The marker has a different title and text on either side.
Also see . . .
1. Medina Sandstone Society. (Submitted on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Our Sandstone Heritage - Orleans Hub. By a Medina Sandstone enthusiast. (Submitted on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 245 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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.