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

Site of Erastus D. Webster Homestead

 
 
Site of Erastus D. Webster Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
1. Site of Erastus D. Webster Homestead Marker
Inscription. The Webster Family were early settlers in this community. Erastus Webster served under Secretary of State Seward in the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln. He represented the U.S. Gov't during the transfer of the Confederate emissaries Mason and Sidell to Great Britain in the famous "Trent Incident" during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1976 by Town of Orchard Park & Orchard Park Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.91′ N, 78° 44.776′ W. Marker is in Orchard Park, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of North Buffalo Road (New York State Route 240) and Webster Road, on the left when traveling north on North Buffalo Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3740 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park NY 14127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Eddy (approx. one mile away); Jolls Homestead (approx. one mile away); Orchard Park (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Orchard Park (approx.
Southward on NY 240/ NY 277 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
2. Southward on NY 240/ NY 277
1.1 miles away); Obadiah Baker Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Erie County Agricultural Fair (approx. 1.2 miles away); Michael Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Orchard Park Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orchard Park.
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the home of American Legion Post 567 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6247.
 
Also see . . .  Trent Affair - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Site of Erastus D. Webster Homestead and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
3. Site of Erastus D. Webster Homestead and Marker
Front and South sides of American Legion/VFW Home.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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