Palmyra in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fencing the Land
The Smiths marked the boundary of their property with large stones gathered while clearing the land. They then built a fence over the stacked stones to keep wandering livestock out of their property.
They split thousands of rails and constructed a variety of fences throughout their property to enclose and contain their animals.
Remnants of the perimeter fence stone base are visible here.
We had cleared up to sixty acres...and got it under good fence and cultivation. -William Smith
Erected by Joseph Smith Farm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion.
Location. 43° 2.416′ N, 77° 14.602′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stafford Road and Temple Road. Marker is on the grounds of Joseph Smith Farm. He was the founder of Mormanism. GPS is approximate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 843 Stafford Road, Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance The Eight Witnesses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sacred Grove (about 400 feet away); Creating a Farm (about 500 feet away); The Log Home (about 700 feet away); Smith Farm (about 800 feet away); Apple Orchard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooper Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Threshing Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
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 80 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.