Manchester in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A barn was essential to the success of the Smith farm. Soon after moving into the log home, the likely built a threshing barn on the 100-acre farm.
The wooden floor of the central bay was used to thresh grain crops like wheat, barley, rye, buckwheat, and oats.
A side bay was used to store the freshly harvested shocks of grain. The other bay housed grain bins and tool storage. Hay was stored in the loft above the granary.
The third harvest time [September 1823] had now arrived since we opened our new farm, and all our sons were actively employed in assisting their father to cut down the grain and storing it away in order, for winter. -Lucy Mack Smith
Erected by Joseph Smith Farm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion.
Location. 43° 2.287′ N, 77° 14.46′ W. Marker is in Manchester, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stafford Road and Temple Road 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 of this marker. The Frame Home (a few steps from this marker); Cooper Shop (a few steps from this marker); Apple Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creating a Farm (about 700 feet away); The Sacred Grove (about 700 feet away); The Log Home (about 700 feet away); The Eight Witnesses (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
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 94 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.