Williamson in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Underground Railroad Station
In this house slaves were
concealed on their way to
Canada by Com. Griffith M.
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR.
Location. 43° 12.694′ N, 77° 11.547′ W. Marker is in Williamson, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on New York State Route 21, 0.1 miles south of Pearsall Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the lot adjacent to the south side of Williamson High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5825 State Route 21, Williamson NY 14589, 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. Site of First Log House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indian Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 4 miles away); Iron Ore Bed (approx. 4½ miles away); G.A.R.-W.R.C. memorial (approx. 4½ miles away); Former POW Camp (approx. Fire of 1885 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Union Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamson.
More about this marker. The adjacent High School uses Rt. 21 as a street address, however South Avenue and Palmyra Road appear to be alternative names.
Regarding Underground Railroad Station. From Marion, NY to "... the home of Griffith Cooper, the slaves were sent to Pultneyville to the home of Samuel Cuyler, until such time as they could be transported to Canada by ship. One of the captains who transported slaves was Capt. Horatio N. Throop. My Cuyler would, invariably say to Capt. Throop, 'Capt. Throop, I have some passengers for you.' Capt. Throop would always reply, 'My boat runs for passengers.'"
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Cuyler House - next stop on the underground railroad.
Also see . . . Underground Railroad. New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website entry (Submitted on December 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.