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Smith Alley

The Family of Ezekiel Smith

 
 
Smith Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
1. Smith Alley Marker
Inscription.  Ezekiel Smith and his large family had settled, in about 1806, in the area which is now the intersection of Abbott and Newton Roads within what was then the original, larger Town of Hamburg. The family established a series of grist mills on local creeks, with the last mill being on Eighteenmile Creek just west of the present South Buffalo Street bridge in the Village of Hamburg. (Later owners of this mill were named Long, Riest, Bastian and Schoepflin.) Smith's Mills was the earliest name, beginning about 1820, for this early settlement which grew westward and was later known as White's Corners prior to the incorporation of the Village of Hamburg in 1874. The house dating to 1815 and still standing at No. 40 South Buffalo Street was owned by Richard Smith, a son of Ezekiel. Richard Smith, in 1814, became one of the first supervisors of the Town of Hamburg, the Town having been incorporated in 1812.
 
Erected 2007 by Hamburg Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 42° 
Smith Alley and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
2. Smith Alley and Marker
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42.95′ N, 78° 49.845′ W. Marker is in Hamburg, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Main Street (Local Route 62) 0.1 miles west of South Buffalo Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Main Street, Hamburg NY 14075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kronenberg Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Long Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Village of Hamburg (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village of Hamburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village of Hamburg Historic Walking Tour (about 500 feet away); Anna Mae Bacon Bird Sanctuary (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Village of Hamburg (about 600 feet away); Donald "Duke" Spittler (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamburg.
 
Marker on East Side of 36 Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
3. Marker on East Side of 36 Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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Aug. 17, 2022