Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
as a young man after serving in the
United States Army during the War of 1812.
A prominent and influential local
businessman, farmer, politician and
patriot, he and his wife, Maria (Fish) Baker
donated this land to the village of
Jamestown in 1845 based in the condition that it
always by used as a public square.
Erected 1996 by 5th generation descendants Mary E. Baker Tremper, Roberta H. Baker Angel, Roger L. Baker & Theodore E. Baker.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 42° 5.808′ N, 79° 14.822′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 4th Street and Jefferson Street. Marker is on a stone at the center of the square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau (within shouting distance of this marker); First Burial Ground First Train (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Car Barns (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Prendergast (approx. ¼ mile away); West Third Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert H. Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co. (approx. ¼ mile 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 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.