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

The Middle Road

 
 
The Middle Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2014
1. The Middle Road Marker
Inscription. in 1803 Joseph Ellicott with Jabez Warren, East Aurora's pioneer settler, surveyed and laid out Middle Road, also known as Big Tree Road, for the Holland Land Company. It extended a distance of 43 miles from the Genesee River to Lake Erie including Main Street and Route 20A. opening this wilderness to early settlement. Erected by Erie Bicentennial Commission 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Erie Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.09′ N, 78° 37.431′ W. Marker is in East Aurora, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 20A) 0.2 miles west of Shearer Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Aurora NY 14052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millard Fillmore House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baker Memorial United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Elbert Hubbard / Michelangelo (approx. mile away); The Roycroft Shops (approx. 0.3 miles away); Village of East Aurora
Westward View The Middle Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2014
2. Westward View The Middle Road Marker
US Route 20A (east-west) is also NY Route 16 (north-south)here.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); North Star Tavern (approx. 2.6 miles away); Aurora (approx. 2.8 miles away); Spring Brook (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Aurora.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Ellicott - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 19, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Holland Land Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 19, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Eastward View The Middle Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2014
3. Eastward View The Middle Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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