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Pembroke in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of First Permanent Settlement

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 11, 2018
1. Site of First Permanent Settlement Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
first permanent settlement
? Town of Pembroke ?
David Goss, coming from Massachusetts in 1804, took up land on the Holland Purchase. His dwelling, which he converted into a tavern, was the first Public House in the Township.
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To the west 3.25 mile on this, the Old Buffalo Road, stood another tavern. Legend has it that a would-be guest, identifying herself as the "Dutchess of Sligo", so riled "Inn-Keeper Blogett" that he then retorted, "I am the Earl of Pembroke" (and you cannot stay). His tavern was henceforth known as the "Earl of Pembroke's Castle". Richville became Pembroke.
 
Erected by Town of Pembroke Bicentenial Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
Location. 42° 59.705′ N, 78° 22.49′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is
Site of First Permanent Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 11, 2018
2. Site of First Permanent Settlement Marker
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at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 5) and Boyce Road, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1599 Main Street, Corfu NY 14036, 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. Old Buffalo Road Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Town of Pembroke (approx. 1˝ miles away); 1800 Brick House 1963 (approx. 1.6 miles away); General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Morrot's Boulder Amusement Park (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Holland Purchase (approx. 2.6 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Schafer Farms (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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