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Black Rock in Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad

1836-1869

 
 
Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
1. Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad Marker
The figure at the top is the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society building.
Inscription.  Present day Niagara Street was the original route of the first steam railroad in Western New York. Service from Black Rock to Niagara Falls began on August 26, 1836. The New York Central Railroad acquired the line in 1869. Black Rock Heritage Trail - 2011
 
Erected 2011.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is August 26, 1836.
 
Location. 42° 56.163′ N, 78° 54.188′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. It is in Black Rock. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Street (New York State Route 266) and Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling south on Niagara Street. Marker is slightly south of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jubilee Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black Rock (about 600 feet away); Black Rock Harbor (about 600 feet away); Market Square
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(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Market Square (about 600 feet away); Stephen W. Howell (about 800 feet away); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Southward View Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
2. Southward View Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad Marker
Northward View Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 7, 2014
3. Northward View Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on October 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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