Silver Creek in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The steamer Erie, carrying
immigrants to the west, caught
fire and sank off these shores
the night of August 9, 1841.
Over 200 lives lost.
Erected 1999 by Siver Creek Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is August 9, 1841.
Location. 42° 32.919′ N, 79° 10.355′ W. Marker is in Silver Creek, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Front Street, on the left when traveling north on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Creek NY 14136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skew Arch (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Swift Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); First Settlers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dedicated to the Men and Women (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ehmke Family Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); American Revolution (approx. 2½ miles away); Amos SottleEverett R. Burmaster (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Creek.
Also see . . . Woodcut Print of the Steamship Erie - Wikipedia. Wikipedia entry: Great Lakes passenger steamers. (Submitted on May 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.