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Town of Clarence - Ransom's Grove

 
 
Town of Clarence - Ransom's Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
1. Town of Clarence - Ransom's Grove Marker
Inscription.  
First settlement in Town on Clarence (and second in Erie County) made near this site in 1799 by Asa Ransom. Birthplace of Harry B. Ransom, first white male child on Holland Purchase. Joseph Ellicott opened Holland Land Company Office here at Ransom's Tavern in 1801. Plaque erected by Clarence Jaycees in 1964 for Historical Society of the Town of Clarence
 
Erected 1964 by Clarence Jaycees.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 42° 58.828′ N, 78° 35.573′ W. Marker is in Clarence, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 5) 0.1 miles west of Ransom Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarence NY 14031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Clarence - First Grist Mill in Erie County (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); Watchman's Flag Shanty, West Shore Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Clarence Town Park
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); To Commemorate (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Grateful Memory (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Our Comrades (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clarence Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

2. Holland Land Company. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

3. Holland Land Office Museum. Museum website homepage (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Westward View Ransom's Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
2. Westward View Ransom's Grove Marker
Eastward View Ransom's Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
3. Eastward View Ransom's Grove Marker
Ransom's Grove Marker Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
4. Ransom's Grove Marker Site
By bridge over Ransom Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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