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Macedon in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wayneport Historic Area

 
 
Wayneport Historic Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. Wayneport Historic Area Marker
Inscription.
Macedon's
Wayneport Historic Area

At one time known as West Macedon, Wayneport was the first port in Wayne County east of Rochester on the original Clinton's Ditch. The first post office in Macedon was located here. On the south side of the present Wayneport bridge over today's Erie Canal. Parts of the original Clinton's Ditch and the enlarged Erie Canal may be seen. A short distance to the north is a cemetery where 26 canal laborers were buried in 1846.

In the mid-19th century Wayneport became an important part of the New York Central and West Shore railroad systems when a coaling facility for steam engines was located here. There were also facilities for sand and ash removal, water tanks, and an icing facility for refrigerated cars. Westbound trains which took on a full load of coal here could reach Chicago before needing to refuel.

For photos and other Macedon canal sites go to www.macedontown.net/canal/ index.php
 
Erected by Macedon Historic Canal Area, Macedon Trails Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.57′ N, 77° 21.671′ W. Marker is in Macedon, New York, in Wayne
Wayneport Historic Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. Wayneport Historic Area Marker
Marker is at this small gravel parking area with access to the Erie Canalway Trail. View is westward. The narrow swampy area stretching east-west immediately behind the sign is likely one of the older constructs/routes of the Erie Canal.
County. Marker is at the intersection of Wayneport Road and North Canal Road, on the right when traveling north on Wayneport Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macedon NY 14502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 26 Erie Canal Laborers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hamlet of Egypt (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bullis House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Macedon Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Underground RR (approx. 2 miles away); Have You Wondered (approx. 2.8 miles away); Emma B. Sweet (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macedon.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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