Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“The Black Rock”
Called Kis-tan-gol by the Senecas, three buildings stood on the Black Rock. Indicated by numbers 5, 6, and 7 on the map, they were (5) a log house, (6) Clark's Grocery and Boarding House, and (7) a store that was kept as a tavern until the Burning of Buffalo in 1813. Most of the rock was destroyed in 1825 with the construction of the Erie Canal. The importance of the Black Rock was such that the Black Rock Canal bears its name as does the original Black Rock Lock, constructed in 1833 and located where Lake Erie drains into the Niagara River.
While the original Black Rock was located south of here, the Black Rock village that took its name extended to the north towards Black Rock
Photo credits: "All images courtesy of Buffalo History Museum, used by permission."
Background image: Old Black Rock Lock: circa 1870-1879.
Black Rock Map. Distant view of Black Rock. Men at Black Rock Harbor: circa 1900-1909. Black Rock Harbor: circa 1890-1899; this is south of the original "Black Rock" location.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 42° 56.701′ N, 78° 54.585′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Aqua Lane and Black Rock Harbor, on the left when traveling west on Aqua Lane. Click for map. Marker is in Black Rock Canal Park. Access the park from Niagara Street (NY Route 266) just south of the Ontario Street entrance to Interstate 190 North. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara River Corridor / Avian Walk (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hunting and Fishing off the Porch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bernard G. Hitro Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles Jubilee Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of the Sons and Daughters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Park with a View (approx. ¾ mile away); Erected by the Grateful People (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
Categories. • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016.