Newfane in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of James Van Horn
Erected 1984 by Town of Newfane Historical Society, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 43° 18.705′ N, 78° 42.888′ W. Marker is in Newfane, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Lockport-Olcott Road (New York State Route 78) 1.7 miles south of East Lake Road (New York State Route 18), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2165 Lockport-Olcott Road, Burt NY 14028, 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. McClew Farm (approx. one mile away); Binational Heritage Peace Garden Trail (approx. one mile away); Lakeview (approx. 1˝ miles away); One Country and One Flag (approx. 1.8 miles away); Olcott Beach (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre (approx. Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Memory of Those Who for Their Splendid Spirit of Duty (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newfane.
Regarding Home of James Van Horn. Text of "The Ghost of the Van Horn Mansion" sign: For many years the spirit of Malinda roamed this property. She has been seen by many people on the grounds and in the mansion. Footsteps were heard on the stairs and other sounds indicating her presence. In 1992 a concentrated effort was made to locate the remains of Malinda. A review of historical records, dowsing, use of cadaver dogs, and many hours of work by dedicated people went into this effort. One year later based on the above factors and the finding of bones at this location, her grave was reestablished here. Her head stone, the rose arbor, and garden were replaced. Since this work was started there have been no sightings of Malinda. It is believed by some that she is finally at rest, now that she has a place of her own. Only time will tell if this is true. Special Forces, N.C. Sheriff's Department. [Niagara County Sheriff's Dept.]
Also see . . .
1. Van Horn Mansion - Wikipedia(Submitted on April 26, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Van Horn Mansion. National Register of Historic Places form, National Archives. (Submitted on September 14, 2023, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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