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U. S. Barracks 1812

 
 
U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
1. U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker
Inscription. Along Garrison Rd to Creek and extending southeast were log barracks of Gen. Smyth's army during winter of 1812 and '13. These buildings were later used as hospital.
 
Erected 1939 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 57.845′ N, 78° 44.298′ W. Marker is in Williamsville, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 5) and Evans Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on a tight triangular median of Evans Street at a traffic light and at the intersection of Main Street (NY 5). Garrison Road, as referred to on the marker, begins southward at the traffic light. The marker face is parallel with Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williamsville Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williamsville Water Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); SS. Peter & Paul Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Former Saint Mary of the Angels (approx. mile away); War of 1812 Cemetery (approx. 1.2
Eastward View U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
2. Eastward View U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker
miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Harris Hill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Wolf's Mill (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsville.
 
More about this marker. The creek referred to on the marker is Ellicott Creek.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Westward View U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
3. Westward View U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker
Southward View U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
4. Southward View U. S. Barracks 1812 Marker
From Evans Street. Garrison Road begins southward at the traffic light.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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