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Stafford in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stafford Village Four Corners

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
1. Stafford Village Four Corners Marker
Inscription. Site of first settlement on the Holland Purchase in 1798. Originally known as Transit. The name was changed to Stafford in 1841 following settlement by a colony of Devonshire English people. The buildings of historic and architectural interest are the Town Hall, C. 1850; I.O.O.F. Hall and store, 1890; Episcopal Church 1842 and Parish House 1848; and two residences located on the S.W. Corner 1809 and the S.E. Corner C.1932 of the first Transit Road.

The Memorial Park is the site of an early stage coach tavern, 1804. National Register of Historic Places-1976.
 
Location. 42° 58.894′ N, 78° 4.424′ W. Marker is in Stafford, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Road (New York State Route 5) and Transit Road, on the right when traveling east on Main Road. Touch for map. Marker is off the far end of the porch of the house on the southwest corner of the intersection. The road north from the intersection is NY 237 - Morganville Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6174 Main Road, Stafford NY 14143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Boundary (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Honor Roll World War II (within shouting
Stafford Village Four Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
2. Stafford Village Four Corners Marker
Southward from across NY 5. Marker is at the right end of the porch. Transit Road at left.
distance of this marker); In Honor of Our Boys Who Served in the World War (within shouting distance of this marker); Pottery & Drain Tile Factory (approx. 1.6 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 3.4 miles away); First Jell-O Factory (approx. 4.2 miles away); Herman Le Roy's Mill (approx. 4.3 miles away); Statue of Liberty Replica (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Stafford Village Four Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
3. Stafford Village Four Corners Marker
This is the 1809 residence on the S.W. corner as per the text on the marker. It appears to be recently renovated.
Stafford Village Four Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
4. Stafford Village Four Corners Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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