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Wilson in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson

 
 
Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 29, 2013
1. Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson Marker
Inscription. Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson Founder of the Town of Wilson
 
Erected 1976 by Wilson Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 18.476′ N, 78° 49.822′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Young Street 0.1 miles west of Bay Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the second house before the bridge, westbound on Young Street from downtown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 273 Young Street, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corner of Pettit and Bay Street (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pettit Street and Chestnut Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tabor Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake Street and Young Street (approx. mile away); First School House (approx. mile away); Park and Harbor Streets (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
 
Regarding Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson. Reuben Wilson, founder of the Town of Wilson, built a cabin and moved here in
Westbound View of Marker and House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 29, 2013
2. Westbound View of Marker and House
The guard rail in the distance is the bridge over Twelve Mile Creek.
1818 from his original cabin on East Lake Road. He had purchased a sawmill two years earlier that was very near this site. Also in 1818, he was appointed justice of the peace, presiding over the first town election on April 6, 1819. He was elected Supervisor and served ten years. Circa 1825 he built this frame house of two stories including some walls of the cabin. He built a grist mill which halted the practice of settlers taking their wheat across Lake Ontario to Port Hope in Canada to be ground into flour.

Please see the Wilson Historical Society link below for more information about Reuben Wilson and this site.

This house is now in the Village of Wilson, incorporated 1858.

References: The Wilson Story Part I, Wilson Historical Society Newsletter, Volume 39, no. 3, March 2010. Croop, Donald W., Wilson Sketchbook, Wilson Historical Society, 1994.
 
Also see . . .  Wilson Historical Society. (Submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
House with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 29, 2013
3. House with Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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