Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Buffalo and Black Rock Railroad
Southern terminus of horse-drawn
railroad over which first car
traveled on May 16, 1834. Absorbed
1835 by Buffalo and Niagara Falls
(steam) Railroad and, in 1853,
became part of the New York
Erected 1964 by New York Central System, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1834.
Location. 42° 52.784′ N, 78° 52.646′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Upper Terrace, on the left when traveling south on Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Immigrant Steps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo's Birthplace (about 400 feet away); America's Crossroads: The Spaulding Exchange (about 400 feet away); Shark Girl (about 500 feet away); Medical Society of the County of ErieCanal and Harbor (about 700 feet away); Buffalo's First School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.