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

Obadiah Baker Homestead

 
 
Obadiah Baker Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
1. Obadiah Baker Homestead Marker
Inscription. Built in 1840 - replaced log cabin erected when property was acquired from Holland Land Company in 1804. The Baker family - prominent Quakers in this area - lived here for five generations. This home served as one last station of Underground Railway for slaves enroute to Canada via Buffalo.
 
Erected 1975 by Erie County Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.236′ N, 78° 43.8′ W. Marker is in Orchard Park, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Quaker Road (U.S. 20A) and Baker Road, on the left when traveling east on East Quaker Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7166 East Quaker Road, Orchard Park NY 14127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orchard Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Eddy (approx. half a mile away); Site of Erie County Agricultural Fair (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jolls Homestead (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Orchard Park
Eastward - Towards Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
2. Eastward - Towards Intersection
(approx. mile away); Site of Erastus D. Webster Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); Village of Orchard Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Orchard Park Depot (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orchard Park.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. "Batavia" Marker - Holland Land Company Office.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRSettlements & Settlers
 
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
3. Westward
Obadiah Baker Homestead and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
4. Obadiah Baker Homestead and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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