Waterloo in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early History of Waterloo
Inscription. 1795 1927
350 feet west of this spot, Zalmon Disbrow, in 1795 first began clearing the forest on what was later the Dr. Gardner Welles Farm, military lot 97. Sept, 30, 1796 the first stage left Utica for Geneva, passing here Oct. 2. The War of 1812 gave impetus to the erection of taverns along this Albany to Buffalo Road, Rikers Tavern standing on the hill obliquely opposite. Mail was scheduled, Utica to Geneva in 16 hours, during open season. June 8, 1825 General Lafayette passes here enroute to Boston, there laying the corner stone of Bunker Hill Monument June 17. Waterloo developed flour mills shipping as high as 100 barrels of flour per load to Tidewater, Albany. Adjoining this place on the east, Seneca Patchen, the famous trotter was foaled. Here also Joseph Wright, first raised northern tobacco, employing among others Henry Douglas, or “Pompey Smash,” a giant Negro born in slavery at Rose Hill, Seneca county, N.Y. The course of Black Brook was changed from foot of this hill to its present location in 1863 by Frederick C. Brehm, Highway Commissioner. The present road was built in 1927 by Cleveland & Son Co. of Brockport, N.Y.
By Bryan Olson, May 24, 2008
1. Early History of Waterloo Marker
Herman Fredk. Brehm
42° 54.144′ N, 76° 52.905′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Waterloo Geneva Road (U.S. 20) half a mile east of Reeds Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo NY 13165, United States of America.
By Bryan Olson, May 24, 2008
2. Early History of Waterloo Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Day (approx. ¾ mile away); Skio-Yase (approx. ¾ mile away); General Sullivan’s New York Campaign Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Lafayette (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Dempsey Building (approx. one mile away); Women's Rights National Historic Park - M'Clintock House (approx. one mile away); Strong Words Encourage Strong Convictions (approx. one mile away); Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
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By Bryan Olson
3. Early History of Waterloo Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.