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Pembroke in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Pembroke

175 Years

 
 
Town of Pembroke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
1. Town of Pembroke Marker
Inscription.
175 Years
1812 Town of Pembroke 1987
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PEMBROKE, or O-a-geh (On the Road) as the Indians referred to it, is located in township 12, Ranges 3 & 4 of the Holland Purchase, and was named for Pembroke in Wales. Set off from the Town of Batavia, June 8, 1812, it originally contained a small part of Alabama until April 17, 1826, and all of Darien until Feb, 10, 1832. The northern section was part of the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Population centers along Murder and Tonawanda Creeks are Corfu (Long's Corners) incorporated May 1, 1868, Pembroke (Richville), East Pembroke (Ellicott's Mills), Indian Falls (Tonawanda Falls) and North Pembroke (Mogadore).
 
Location. 42° 59.597′ N, 78° 24.272′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Road (New York State Route 5) and Allegheny Road (New York State Route 77), on the right when traveling west on Main Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the front lawn of the Town of Pembroke offices, set back from Main Road, NY 5. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1145 Main Road, Corfu NY 14036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
Town of Pembroke Marker by Town Offices Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
2. Town of Pembroke Marker by Town Offices Sign
crow flies. 1800 Brick House 1963 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Buffalo Road Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Ely Samuel Parker 1828-1895 (approx. 2.2 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Morrot's Boulder Amusement Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Schafer Farms (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Holland Purchase (approx. 4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
 
More about this marker. The "1800 Brick House 1963" marker is at the southeast corner of the intersection. The intersection is south of Exit 48A (NY 77) on Interstate 90.
 
Regarding Town of Pembroke. The "Holland Purchase" on the marker refers to the Holland Land Company, which is the company that purchased western New York State. "Alabama" on the marker is the Town of Alabama, NY in the northwest corner of Genesee County. The Tonawanda Indian Reservation is Seneca, of the Iroquois Confederation.
 
Also see . . .  Holland Land Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Town of Pembroke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
3. Town of Pembroke Marker
Westward view. Intersection route signs are in the background to the right of the marker.
Town of Pembroke Marker and Town Offices image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
4. Town of Pembroke Marker and Town Offices
Marker is to the right of the building entrance.
Town of Pembroke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 21, 2014
5. Town of Pembroke Marker
Easward view. Left to right: Town of Pembroke Offices building, the marker, parking, NY 5.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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