Fredonia in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Site of the First Gas Well
in the United States.
in honor of General Lafayette's visit
June 4, 1825
Erected 1925 by Benjamin Prescott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 4, 1825.
Location. 42° 26.289′ N, 79° 20.02′ W. Marker is in Fredonia, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles south of Canadaway Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is across the street from the firehouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredonia NY 14063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fredonia #1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abell Inn Site (about 700 feet away); Barker Common (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to VeteransCommander William B. Cushing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alonzo Hereford Cushing (approx. half a mile away); The Pioneer Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The First Exchange of Hostilities (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredonia.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.