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

Site of Underground Railway Station

 
 
Site of Underground Railway Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
1. Site of Underground Railway Station Marker
Inscription.
Site of
Underground Railway
Station
————
Sterling Ely, and his brother,
L. Sheldon Ely, both Abolitionists,
operated an Underground Rail-
way Station, between the years
1850 and 1863.
At least 26 escaping black
slaves were housed in a double-
floored barn, located on this
site, during their flight to
freedom, in Canada.

 
Erected 1969 by Town of Cheektowaga.
 
Location. 42° 53.61′ N, 78° 44.029′ W. Marker is in Cheektowaga, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Como Park Boulevard and Indian Road, on the right when traveling west on Como Park Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Indian Road, Buffalo NY 14227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellevue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forks (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Toll Gate (approx. 1.2 miles away); This Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heroic Dead (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Original Site of Forks Hose Company #2
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
2. Westward
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Buffalo Creek Indian Reservation North Boundary (approx. 2 miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheektowaga.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 31, 2015
3. Eastward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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