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

Fencing the Land

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. Fencing the Land Marker
Inscription. Fencing the Land

The Smiths marked the boundary of their property with large stones gathered while clearing the land. They then built a fence over the stacked stones to keep wandering livestock out of their property.

They split thousands of rails and constructed a variety of fences throughout their property to enclose and contain their animals.

Remnants of the perimeter fence stone base are visible here.

We had cleared up to sixty acres...and got it under good fence and cultivation. -William Smith
 
Erected by Joseph Smith Farm.
 
Location. 43° 2.416′ N, 77° 14.602′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stafford Road and Temple Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Joseph Smith Farm. He was the founder of Mormanism. GPS is approximate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 843 Stafford Road, Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Eight Witnesses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sacred Grove (about 400 feet away); Creating a Farm (about 500 feet away); The Log Home
Fencing the Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. Fencing the Land Marker
Marker is the last of four on a path proceeding from behind "The Log Home" and into "The Sacred Grove". From this marker, the path proceeds generally south crossing into Ontario County, and emerging eastward towards "The Frame House."
(about 700 feet away); Smith Farm (about 800 feet away); Apple Orchard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooper Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Threshing Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
 
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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 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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