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"Hojack" Train Station

Circa 1874

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
1. "Hojack" Train Station Marker
Inscription.  This depot was first used in 1874 as part of the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad. It was also known as the Hojack line. The story goes that a farmer was taking his wagon across the tracks when his mule stopped. He kept saying "Ho, Jack" (meaning "get moving") and the name stuck. This railroad went from Sodus to Rochester through Webster. Much of the railroad rails and ties were taken up in Webster to make a walking trail.

Its 72 feel [sic] long and 24 feet wide. It was situated on Railroad Avenue in Ontario between Knickerbocker Road and Furnace Road. The station was moved on July 5, 2006 by Peter Matthew Movers, after an extensive fundraising drive. It took two more years before the renovations were finished and opened to the public in June of 2008.
 
Erected by Heritage Square Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 43° 15.418′ N, 77° 18.435′ W. Marker is in Ontario, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Ontario Center Road
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
2. "Hojack" Train Station & Marker
The marker is to the left of the closer door, behind the light brown bush.
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¼ mile south of Brick Church Road. Marker is on the grounds of the Heritage Square Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7147 Ontario Center Road, Ontario NY 14519, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Apple Dry House (a few steps from this marker); Town of Ontario Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Crombe Exhibit Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Baptist Meeting House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Log Cabin (about 500 feet away); Heritage Corners (about 500 feet away); Davis Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ontario.
 
Regarding "Hojack" Train Station. There are various stories of the origin of the "Hojack" name.
 
Also see . . .  Heritage Square Museum. (Submitted on May 6, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
"Hojack" Train Station image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2021
3. "Hojack" Train Station
The worker and son were sealing gaps in the roof that bats found.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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