Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Great Fire of 1861
An arson fire set
on this site, Jan. 31,
1861, leveled most
of the Main Street
buildings on both
sides between Second
and Third Streets
and half of this
side of Third
Erected 2002 by Jamestown Historical Marker Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is January 31, 1861.
Location. 42° 5.753′ N, 79° 14.477′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is on North Main Street 0.1 miles south of West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 North Main Street, Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Prendergast (a few steps from this marker); First Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Stop (within shouting distance of this marker); "Gokey Fire" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Allen's Opera House" (about 300 feet away); The First StoreBirthplace of Lucille Ball (about 400 feet away); Chautauqua County Political Equality Club (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.