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Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baker Park

 
 
Baker Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
1. Baker Park Marker
Inscription. Baker Park
Colonel Henry Baker came to this region
as a young man after serving in the
United States Army during the War of 1812.
A prominent and influential local
businessman, farmer, politician and
patriot, he and his wife, Maria (Fish) Baker
donated this land to the village of
Jamestown in 1845 based in the condition that it
always by used as a public square.

 
Erected 1996 by 5th generation descendants Mary E. Baker Tremper, Roberta H. Baker Angel, Roger L. Baker & Theodore E. Baker.
 
Location. 42° 5.808′ N, 79° 14.822′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 4th Street and Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is on a stone at the center of the square. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau (within shouting distance of this marker); First Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); First Train (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Car Barns (approx. 0.2
Baker Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
2. Baker Park Marker
At the center point of the square.
miles away); James Prendergast (approx. mile away); West Third Street Bridge (approx. mile away); Robert H. Jackson (approx. mile away); Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co. (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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