Brockport in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 43° 12.911′ N, 77° 56.146′ W. Marker is in Brockport, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockport NY 14420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Ave. / State St. Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street Brockport Enterprises in the Early 1900s (about 700 feet away); Canal Commerce in Brockport (about 800 feet away); Main Street District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brockport and the Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trolley Depot (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockport.
Regarding McCormick Reapers. Cyrus McCormick began work on a reaper in 1831 but could not solve the problem of producing them in quantity. He came to Brockport in 1845 and hired Backus, Fitch, and Co. to make 100 reapers. None of these worked. McCormick then hired Seymour, Morgan, and Roby who successfully produced 100 machines. ("Around Brockport" by William G. Andrews)
Also see . . . Around Brockport - Google Books. Shows pictures of the first reaper plant as well as a print from the wood engraving of the first reaper. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.