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Elma in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewis Northrup

 
 
Lewis Northrup Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian D. Szafranski, November 13, 2021
1. Lewis Northrup Marker
Inscription.  Purchased land here in 1845. By 1866 site included home, store, dam for his saw and grist mills, and bridge over Cazenovia Creek.
 
Erected 2021 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation and Elma NY Historical Society. (Marker Number 873.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureBridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 42° 49.359′ N, 78° 41.017′ W. Marker is in Elma, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Seneca Street (New York State Route 16) and Northrup Road, on the right when traveling south on Seneca Street. Privately owned home, so please respect private property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6100 Seneca Street, Elma NY 14059, 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. Spring Brook (approx. ¼ mile away); "Old Shep" (approx. 1.8 miles away); North Star Tavern
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Blossom (approx. 2.4 miles away); Elma Centre (approx. 2.4 miles away); Big Flats (approx. 3 miles away); Elma Town Museum (approx. 3 miles away); Elma Village Mill (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elma.
 
More about this marker. Located in the historic hamlet of Spring Brook, NY 14140; part of the Town of Elma, New York. Previously known as Springbrook, NY.
 
Regarding Lewis Northrup. Unveiling occurred on November 20, 2021.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Springbrook Mill Gear Assembly.
 
Additional keywords. Spring Brook hamlet, Elma NY, Springbrook, Spring Brook, Elma, Mill, Milling, Grist Mill, Saw Mill, Sawmill, Northrup, Lewis Northrup, Louis Northrup, Bridge, Covered Bridge, Springbrook Mills,
 
Photo of mill and bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
2. Photo of mill and bridge
Photo of the Springbrook Mills (at right) and the covered bridge over Cazenovia Creek on Northrup Road. Source: The 1956 Elma NY history book. Page II gives the date 1861 which is the build year. The bridge was condemned in 1900.
Lewis Northrup Historical Marker Unveiling Nov. 20, 2021 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian D. Szafranski, November 20, 2021
3. Lewis Northrup Historical Marker Unveiling Nov. 20, 2021
Unveiling of new Lewis Northrup historical marker on November 20, 2021. In front of historical marker: Marlene Baumgartner, Elma Historical Society President; and Mary McIntosh, property owner. Left to right: Margaret Maciejewski; Frank Maciejewski, Elma Historian; Rory Brake, property owner; Fred Streif; Todd Huber; and Wayne Clark, Elma Supervisor.
1866 Elma map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 1866
4. 1866 Elma map
Portion of an 1866 map of Elma, NY showing the Lewis Northrup (L. Northrup or L.N.) homestead, store, and mills (G=grist, S=saw). Street names are those used in 2021.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Brian D. Szafranski of Elma, New York. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Brian D. Szafranski of Elma, New York.   4. submitted on November 23, 2021, by Brian D. Szafranski of Elma, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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