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Great Fire of 1861

 
 
Great Fire of 1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
1. Great Fire of 1861 Marker
Inscription.  
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
Street.

 
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
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300 feet away); The First Store (about 400 feet away); Birthplace 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.
 
Great Fire of 1861 Marker & Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2016
2. Great Fire of 1861 Marker & Site
Marker is fixed to the building bearing the hydroponics business sign.
 
 
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 430 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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