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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo

War of 1812

 
 
Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker
Inscription. Early in the morning of December 30, 1813 over 1,000 British troops landed near the foot of present-day Amherst Street and proceeded to burn Black Rock, destroying all homes and buildings. They then marched to Buffalo and burned everything except the jail and the house of Margaret St. John.
 
Erected 2011 by Black Rock Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 42° 56.083′ N, 78° 54.129′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Street and Amherst Street, on the right when traveling north on Niagara Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Rock Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad
Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along Niagara Street.
(about 600 feet away); St. John's Church (about 700 feet away); International Railroad Bridge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker
View of the historic marker situated in front of the Black Rock community park.
Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo Marker
View of the historic marker (seen just to the left of the tree) looking west along Amherst Street. The British originally landed just down the street, at the foot of Amherst Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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