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Williamson in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Underground Railroad Station

 
 
Underground Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
1. Underground Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.
Underground
Railroad Station

In this house slaves were
concealed on their way to
Canada by Com. Griffith M.
Cooper

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 12.694′ N, 77° 11.547′ W. Marker is in Williamson, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on New York State Route 21 0.1 miles south of Pearsall Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the lot adjacent to the south side of Williamson High School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5825 State Route 21, Williamson NY 14589, 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 First Log House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indian Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); G.A.R.-W.R.C. memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Site of Union Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); 100 Years of Dramatics (approx. 4.7 miles away); First White Men (approx. 4.9 miles away); From the Nearby Ravine (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Battle of Pultneyville (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamson.
 
More about this marker. The adjacent High School uses Rt. 21 as a street address,
Southward on NY 21 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
2. Southward on NY 21
however South Avenue and Palmyra Road appear to be alternative names.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Cuyler House - next stop on the underground railroad.
 
Also see . . .  Williamson, New York - Office of the County Historian. From Marion, NY to, "... the home of Griffith Cooper, the slaves were sent to Pultneyville to the home of Samuel Cuyler, until such time as they could be transported to Canada by ship. One of the captains who transported slaves was Capt. Horatio N. Throop. My Cuyler would, invariably say to Capt. Throop, 'Capt. Throop, I have some passengers for you.' Capt. Throop would always reply, 'My boat runs for passengers.'" (Submitted on December 11, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Northward on NY 21 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
3. Northward on NY 21
The House - Set Back Some Distance image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
4. The House - Set Back Some Distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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