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Carlton in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fording Place

 
 
Fording Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
1. Fording Place Marker
Inscription.
Used first by Indians
later by early pioneers
The Oak Orchard Trail
from Batavia to Ontario
crossed the creek here

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 20.291′ N, 78° 14.465′ W. Marker is in Carlton, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Orchard River Road (County Route 26) and Clarks Mills Road, on the right when traveling east on Oak Orchard River Road. Touch for map. Marker is within the triangular divider of the intersection. The intersection itself is on a bypassed curve of Oak Orchard River Road. Marker is in this post office area: Waterport NY 14571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sir William Johnson (approx. 2 miles away); July 1813 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cobblestone Wall Section (approx. 3 miles away); Fishing Camp (approx. 3.4 miles away); Niagara to Genesee Historic Ridge Road (approx. 3.9 miles away); Burial Ground (approx. 3.9 miles away); Crossroads (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlton.
 
More about this marker. The fording
Fording Place Marker - Northward View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
2. Fording Place Marker - Northward View
This is the intersection on the bypassed curve. The through bypass is along the front of the cornfield in the background.
place shore is not public property; unable to view.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker for the same Indian Trail.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Fording Place Marker - Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
3. Fording Place Marker - Westward
Fording Place Marker - Towards Northeast image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
4. Fording Place Marker - Towards Northeast
Fording Place Marker - Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
5. Fording Place Marker - Eastward
Oak Orchard River is immediately behind the private property in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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