Kendall in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Norwegian Settlement
in America in modern times
Made by Cleng Peerson and
50 immigrants from the
sloop "Restoration", 1825
Erected by Edvard Grieg 433 Sons of Norway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 43° 19.104′ N, 78° 1.539′ W. Marker is in Kendall, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is on Roosevelt Highway (New York State Route 18) ¼ mile east of Kendall Road (New York State Route 237), on the left when traveling east. Marker is in front of the grounds of Kendall High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16887 Rossevelt Highway, Kendall NY 14476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of All the Men and Women From Kendall (approx. half a mile away); First Settlers (approx. 1½ miles away); 1732 1799 To Honor and Commemorate (approx. 3.2 miles away); Norway Colony (approx. 3.3 miles away); Peerson HomeThe West Shelter (approx. 4.8 miles away); A New Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Building a Park (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kendall.
Also see . . .
1. The Sons of Norway. The organization that erected the marker, symbolized by the "S/N" on the marker. (Submitted on November 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Norway Heritage - The Sloopers- pioneers in Norwegian emigration. (Submitted on November 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Cleng Peerson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.