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Perrysburg in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Perrysburg

Founded 1814

 
 
Town of Perrysburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2014
1. Town of Perrysburg Marker
Inscription. First named Perry from 1814 to 1818 in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the Lake Erie Hero in War of 1812.
“Donít Give Up The Ship”
Township called Perrysburg after 1818.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 42° 27.379′ N, 79° 0.058′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 39) just west of Peck Hill Road (County Route 58), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perrysburg NY 14129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gowanda Shrine Club No.1 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gowanda Historic Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bell Huey UH-1H Helicopter (approx. 3.5 miles away); Ahaz Allen (approx. 3.8 miles away); “Taylor Tract” (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Lincoln Maple (approx. 4.6 miles away); Birthplace of Mary Smith Lockwood (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tree With Bank Account (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Hazard Perry. “During the War of 1812 against Britain, Perry supervised the building of a fleet at Erie, Pennsylvania, at the age
Town of Perrysburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2014
2. Town of Perrysburg Marker
of 27. He earned the title "Hero of Lake Erie" for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal and the Thanks of Congress. His leadership materially aided the successful outcomes of all nine Lake Erie military campaign victories, and the fleet victory was a turning point in the battle for the west in the War of 1812.” (Submitted on November 17, 2014.) 
 
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Marker and Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2014
3. Marker and Town Hall
Town Hall is the former school building.
Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819)<br>The Hero of Lake Erie image. Click for full size.
Oil by Gilbert Stuart, 1818
4. Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819)
The Hero of Lake Erie
Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia.0rg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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