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

Mina Griswold

 
 
Mina Griswold Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
1. Mina Griswold Marker Reverse
Inscription.  1855-1941. On of the first female rural mail carriers. She delivered mail at the turn of the century by horse and buggy.
 
Erected by George E. Pataki, Governor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list.
 
Location. 42° 54.116′ N, 78° 21.684′ W. Marker is in Darien Center, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Broadway (U.S. 20) 0.3 miles east of Colby Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1738 Broadway, Darien Center NY 14040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Alexander Rea and Nancy Jones Rea (approx. 5 miles away); Cobblestone School (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Library (approx. 5.2 miles away); Birthplace of Emory Upton (approx. 6.1 miles away);
Mina Griswold Marker Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
2. Mina Griswold Marker Obverse
Site of First Permanent Settlement (approx. 6˝ miles away); Old Buffalo Road Cemetery (approx. 6˝ miles away); 1800 Brick House 1963 (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Alvice Griswold, and his wife, Mina Griswold, were mail carriers in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The marker references "horse and buggy" although the Darien Facebook page reports the couple had a very early "horseless carriage" that they also used in their work. Alvice died in 1925, Mina died in 1941.

Their graves are in this cemetery although I was unable to locate their headstone. You can find it on findagrave.com https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60805965/alvice-d-griswold

The marker was placed during the administration of Governor George E. Pataki, sometime between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2006.
 
Mina Griswold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
3. Mina Griswold Marker
Mina Griswold Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, November 20, 2020
4. Mina Griswold Burial Site
The headstone is near the back of the cemetery, about 100 yards from the marker location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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