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Ridgeway in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Ridge Road

 
 
Historic Ridge Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
1. Historic Ridge Road Marker
Inscription.
← Genesee to Niagara →
Historic Ridge Road
Trail of the Iroquois
Traced by Eli Granger in 1798
Trek - DeWitt Clinton - 1810
Seymour Murdock first permanent settler
of the town of Ridgeway located on this
property in 1810.
One hundred feet southeast stands the barn
the frame work of which was raised by
Seymour Murdock assisted by
General Izards Troops in 1813.
In the same year Betsey Murdock,
his daughter, taught the first school
in Ridgeway in this barn.

 
Erected 1941 by Ridge Road Improvement Association, Orleans Chapter D.A.R., State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 15.951′ N, 78° 25.645′ W. Marker is in Ridgeway, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is on Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) 0.4 miles east of Fruit Avenue (County Route 41), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medina NY 14103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridgeway - 1812 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cobblestone School
Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
2. Eastward
(approx. 3.3 miles away); John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone (approx. 3.3 miles away); 1833 Servoss-Hagood House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Medina Armory (approx. 3.5 miles away); Valor, Honor, Virtue, Courage, Duty (approx. 3.5 miles away); Frances Folsom (approx. 3.5 miles away); Vietnam (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ridgeway.
 
Also see . . .
1. DeWitt Clinton - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. George Izard - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Wider Eastward View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
3. Wider Eastward View
Gray marker stone blending with gray tree trunk.
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
4. Westward
Marker and Barn image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
5. Marker and Barn
Google shows the adjacent tree drooping foliage over the marker, obscuring.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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