Holley in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Safe House / Brainard Home
on underground railroad.
Chauncey Robinson 1792 - 1866
Orleans County pioneer and
escaped slaves at this site
Built by Col. Ezra Brainard
inventor of Brainard Truss
Bridge, contractor on Erie
Canal, built Sandy Creek
embankment in Holley.
Erected 2020 by James Robinson & Roy Bubb / Orleans County: Historical Association & Department of History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
Location. 43° 13.446′ N, 78° 1.603′ W. Marker is in Holley, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is on South Main Street (New York State Route 237 at milepost 7.4), 0.1 miles south of Geddes Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 South Main Street, Holley NY 14470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of All Veterans (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of All Those Servicemen (about 1823 Canal Bed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holley Railway Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastern Orleans Memorial Post 202 (approx. 0.2 miles away); V.F.W. Post 202 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Norwegian Immigrants Landed in Holley, 1825 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holley.
More about this marker. Marker has different text on either side.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.