Boston in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Typhoid Traced to Well
Traced to Well
In 1843, Typhoid Fever
attacked 28 persons with
10 deaths after a stranger's
illness contaminated the water
in the well at Fuller's Tavern.
The study by Austin Flint, M.D.
is the classic story that
first points the way to the
real cause of the disease.
Erected by Friends of the Boston Historical Society.
Location. 42° 41.141′ N, 78° 46.614′ W. Marker is in Boston, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Boston State Road (New York State Route 391) and Zimmerman Road (County Route 437), on the right when traveling east on Boston State Road. Click for map. State routes 391 and 277 terminate at the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7186 Boston State Road, Hamburg NY 14075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Fire Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the John Love Murder (approx. 0.7 miles away); Home of Tallcut Patchin (approx. 1.8 miles away); West Boston (approx. 2.3 Boston's First Settler (approx. 2.9 miles away); Erie County (approx. 3 miles away); Anna Mae Bacon Bird Sanctuary (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Village of Hamburg (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
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