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

The War of 1812

Black Rock Historic Trail

 
 
The War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
1. The War of 1812 Marker
Inscription. The War of 1812 Black Rock Historic Trail celebrates the sites and historic events that occurred during the War of 1812 in the area of Black Rock in the City of Buffalo. There are 9 markers accessible by bike or walking tour. The trail begins at Niagara & Tonawanda Streets near Scajaquada Creek and proceeds along the Scajaquada bike trail to Grant Street winding back to Niagara Street and continues to Squaw Island [renamed Unity Island] along the River Walk.

1) Information
2) Commodore Perry Naval Yard
3) Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge
4) Scajaquada Creek
5) Military Road
6) Burning of Buffalo and Black Rock
7) Squaw Island
8) Battery Placements
9) Ships of the Niagara

Black Rock and the Five Important Events During the War of 1812
Capture of the ships Detroit and Caledonia, October 8, 1812
Bisshopp's Raid, July 10, 1813
Fitting the Ships of War, September 1813
Burning of Black Rock, December 29, 1813
Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge, August 2, 1814
 
Location. 42° 55.69′ N, 78° 53.826′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Street (New York State Route 266) and Forest Avenue
The War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. The War of 1812 Marker
, on the left when traveling south on Niagara Street. Touch for map. Marker is by the rear of the building at the intersection, at the south side of the Scajaquada Expressway overpass. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Navy Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Porter Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); International Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thunder Over the Niagara (approx. half a mile away); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (approx. half a mile away); St. John's Church (approx. half a mile away); Market Square (approx. half a mile away); Niagara River and her Ships (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Marker Location - Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
3. Marker Location - Southward
Marker at left. Scajaquada Expressway interchange ramp overhead. Niagara Street at right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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