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Secession & Reunion

 
 
Secession & Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
1. Secession & Reunion Marker
Inscription. It is believed that the residents of Town Line, NY met at the schoolhouse near this marker following the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 and voted 80-45 to secede from the Union. The story is undocumented and their reasons are unknown.

With encouragement from President Harry S. Truman, Town Line residents gathered again in January 1946 at the schoolhouse, which had become a blacksmith shop, and voted 90-23 to officially return to the Union.
 
Erected 2013 by Alden Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 53.449′ N, 78° 34.624′ W. Marker is in Alden, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Broadway (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles east of Town Line Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alden NY 14004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Alden's Black Water Mineral Baths (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site of Moffat's Tannery (approx. 3.9 miles away); 1844 Springbrook Mill Gear Assembly (approx. 4.2 miles away); Elma Village Mill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Elma Town Museum
Westward View Secession & Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
2. Westward View Secession & Reunion Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Big Flats (approx. 4.2 miles away); Zuidema-Idsardi House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Niagara Frontier (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alden.
 
Also see . . .  Town Line, NY - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Eastward View Secession & Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
3. Eastward View Secession & Reunion Marker
Wide View Secession & Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
4. Wide View Secession & Reunion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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