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

Grant Club Pole

 
 
Grant Club Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 1, 2014
1. Grant Club Pole Marker
Inscription. In the 1800's it was the custom in presidential campaigns to raise a pole to honor the candidate. When President U.S. Grant campaigned for a second term in 1872, the Akron Grant for President Club, raised their first oak pole, which was replaced in 1904. Both poles came from the Dexter Denio farm on the main road which was located at the junction of Route 5 and 93, one mile south of this site.

That oak pole became a landmark for the Akron-Newstead area.

This third oak pole, erected at the junction of Buell Street and Clarence Center Road, was dedicated on July 4, 1988. This oak tree was donated by Russell and Carol Rosenburg, from their farm on Greenbush Road.
 
Location. 43° 0.687′ N, 78° 30.127′ W. Marker is in Akron, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Buell Street (New York State Route 93) and Clarence Center Road, on the left when traveling north on Buell Street. Touch for map. Marker and pole are on a triagular median at the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Akron NY 14001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of Those Who Fought (approx. 0.6 miles away); Russell Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Treaty of 1857

Grant Club Pole and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 1, 2014
2. Grant Club Pole and Marker
Looking northward on NY Route 93 (right), and towards the marker (left).
(approx. 4.5 miles away); 1800 Brick House 1963 (approx. 5 miles away); Town of Clarence - Ransom's Grove (approx. 5.1 miles away); Town of Pembroke (approx. 5.1 miles away); Town of Clarence - First Grist Mill in Erie County (approx. 5.2 miles away); General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
 
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Southward View Grant Club Pole, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 1, 2014
3. Southward View Grant Club Pole, Marker
Eastward View Grant Club Pole, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 1, 2014
4. Eastward View Grant Club Pole, Marker
Grant Club Pole and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 1, 2014
5. Grant Club Pole and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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