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

Mayville Station

A Transportation Hub

 

—History of the Coast —

 
Mayville Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. Mayville Station Marker
Inscription. The serene scene of today is nothing like the frenzied activity that once took place here. Travelers switched from train to steamboat to trolley on trips to attractions along Chautauqua Lake.

The present station was built on this site in 1924 after the wood station burned. The Chautauqua Traction trolley. The Hotel Houx built in 1913, still in use today. The Chautauqua House built in 1868, burned in 1894.

The Steamboat 'Mayville' built 1876, decommissioned 1885. The 'Nettie Fox'. The 'Jamestown'. Western NY & Pennsylvania RR. Chautauqua Traction Co.

1863 Steamboat era begins
1864 Cross Cut RR built
1869 Wood train depot built
1892 Steamboat era peaks
1906 First trolley line reaches Mayville
1924 Depot burned
1924 Brick train station built
1926 Trolley era ends
1934 Steamboat era ends
1949 Last passenger train
1978 Final freight run
1980 track removed

Seaway Trail ports became links to important inland transportation hubs.
 
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.729′ N, 79° 29.704′ W. Marker is in Mayville
Mayville Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. Mayville Station Marker
Marker at center by the flagpole.
, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is on Water Street (New York State Route 394) ¼ mile south of Lakeview Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mayville NY 14757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Settler (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tourgee Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Scott Tavern (approx. ¾ mile away); Chautauqua Lake Region (approx. 0.8 miles away); Donald McKenzie (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Courts (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ellen Y. Miller (approx. 0.8 miles away); Land Office (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayville.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Mayville Station, Marker, Lake Chautauqua image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
3. Mayville Station, Marker, Lake Chautauqua
Mayville Station image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
4. Mayville Station
Side facing Lake Chautauqua.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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