Macedon in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wayneport Historic Area
Wayneport Historic Area
At one time known as West Macedon, Wayneport was the first port in Wayne County east of Rochester on the original Clinton's Ditch. The first post office in Macedon was located here. On the south side of the present Wayneport bridge over today's Erie Canal. Parts of the original Clinton's Ditch and the enlarged Erie Canal may be seen. A short distance to the north is a cemetery where 26 canal laborers were buried in 1846.
In the mid-19th century Wayneport became an important part of the New York Central and West Shore railroad systems when a coaling facility for steam engines was located here. There were also facilities for sand and ash removal, water tanks, and an icing facility for refrigerated cars. Westbound trains which took on a full load of coal here could reach Chicago before needing to refuel.
For photos and other Macedon canal sites go to www.macedontown.net/canal/ index.php
Erected by Macedon Historic Canal Area, Macedon Trails Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 43° 4.57′ N, 77° 21.671′ W. Marker is in Macedon, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Wayneport Road and North Canal Road, on the right when traveling north on Wayneport Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macedon NY 14502, 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. The 26 Erie Canal Laborers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hamlet of Egypt (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bullis House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Macedon Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Underground RR (approx. 2˝ miles away); Town of Macedon (approx. 2.8 miles away); Have You Wondered (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macedon.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.