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Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The First Newspaper

 
 
The First Newspaper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. The First Newspaper Marker
Inscription.
The First Newspaper
On this site in 1825
Adolphus Fletcher erected
a two-story building,
the first
printing office
in Jamestown,
and on a wooden press
printed the first issue
of the Jamestown Journal,
June 21, 1826.
The building was removed
in 1854.

 
Erected 1927 by The Jamestown Centennial Committee and the State of New York.
 
Location. 42° 5.843′ N, 79° 14.486′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (New York State Route 60) and East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 North Main Street, Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keyes' Carpenter Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named "Keyes' Carpenter Shop" (within shouting distance of this marker); Here the First School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tew Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); First Furniture Factory
The First Newspaper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. The First Newspaper Marker
The marker is on St. Luke's Episcopal Church. It blends with the stonework. This view is too far to see the lettering on the marker. It is above the second safety cone from the left. The sloping capstone, of the wall hiding the exterior stairs, points to the marker.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co. (about 400 feet away); "Gokey Fire" (about 400 feet away); Stage Stop (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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