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The War of 1812

Black Rock Historic Trail

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
1. The War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.  The War of 1812 Black Rock Historic Trail celebrates the sites and historic events that occurred during the War of 1812 in the area of Black Rock in the City of Buffalo. There are 9 markers accessible by bike or walking tour. The trail begins at Niagara & Tonawanda Streets near Scajaquada Creek and proceeds along the Scajaquada bike trail to Grant Street winding back to Niagara Street and continues to Squaw Island [renamed Unity Island] along the River Walk.

1) Information
2) Commodore Perry Naval Yard
3) Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge
4) Scajaquada Creek
5) Military Road
6) Burning of Buffalo and Black Rock
7) Squaw Island
8) Battery Placements
9) Ships of the Niagara

Black Rock and the Five Important Events During the War of 1812
› Capture of the ships Detroit and Caledonia, October 8, 1812
› Bisshopp's Raid, July 10, 1813
› Fitting the Ships of War, September 1813
› Burning of Black Rock, December 29, 1813
› Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge, August 2, 1814
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812
The War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. The War of 1812 Marker
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 10, 1813.
 
Location. 42° 55.69′ N, 78° 53.826′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Street (New York State Route 266) and Forest Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Niagara Street. Marker is by the rear of the building at the intersection, at the south side of the Scajaquada Expressway overpass. 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. Porter Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unity Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); International Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thunder Over the Niagara (approx. half a mile away); Stephen W. Howell (approx. half a mile away); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (approx. half a mile away); St. John's Church (approx. half a mile away); Market Square (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Marker Location - Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
3. Marker Location - Southward
Marker at left. Scajaquada Expressway interchange ramp overhead. Niagara Street at right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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