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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Orleans County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Orleans County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Orleans County, NY (138) Genesee County, NY (105) Monroe County, NY (394) Niagara County, NY (384)  OrleansCounty(138) Orleans County (138)  GeneseeCounty(105) Genesee County (105)  MonroeCounty(394) Monroe County (394)  NiagaraCounty(384) Niagara County (384)
Albion is the county seat for Orleans County
Adjacent to Orleans County, New York
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1New York (Orleans County), Albion — "Santa Claus"
On Phipps Road at Telegraph Road (New York State Route 31), on the right when traveling west on Phipps Road.
Charles W. Howard 1896-1966 In 1937 he established here a world famous Santa Claus school, the first of its kind & 1953 Christmas Park Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa ClausMap (db m78150) HM
2New York (Orleans County), Albion — A Lasting Tribute
On East Avenue (New York State Route 31) at McKinstry Street, on the right when traveling east on East Avenue.
A lasting tribute to the patriotism and courage of the men and women who served our country in Vietnam Orleans County veterans killed in action in Vietnam Albion Richard E. Engle, John J. Hornyak Clarendon Howard L. Bowen . . . Map (db m150389) WM
3New York (Orleans County), Albion — Calamity Sept. 28, 1859
On South Main Street (New York State Route 98), on the left when traveling north.
250 people & 5 horses gathered here on a wooden bridge to watch a tightrope walker cross the canal. It collapsed killing 15 people Map (db m78125) HM
4New York (Orleans County), Albion — Childhood Home
On West State Road at West Street, on the left when traveling west on West State Road.
Childhood Home of Grace Bedell 1848 - 1936. In 1860 she wrote A. Lincoln suggesting he would look better with a beard. He responded & took her advice.Map (db m150387) HM
5New York (Orleans County), Albion — Christ Episcopal Church
On South Main Street (Route 98) just north of West Park Street.
Since 1844, erected in 1830 by Presbyterians, it is the oldest church building in Orleans County still being used for worship services.Map (db m65372) HM
6New York (Orleans County), Albion — Erie Canal 1825
On South Main Street (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling north.
Main passage to the west Became NYS Barge Canal 1903 Newport (now Albion) grew at planned canal and Oak Orchard Road after 1821 Map (db m78122) HM
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7New York (Orleans County), Albion — Erie Canal Spurs Albion's Growth and Prosperity
On North Platt Street, 0.1 miles north of East Bank Street, on the right when traveling north.
Breadbasket of the United States: The Erie Canal opened up the world to our region’s farmers. Agricultural products and raw materials were distributed to distant locations, beyond the reach of horse and buggy. Lower costs and decreased . . . Map (db m206656) HM
8New York (Orleans County), Albion — First United Methodist Church
On East State Street at North Platt Street, on the right when traveling west on East State Street.
First United Methodist Church First Circuit Rider: 1816 Society Incorporated: 1830 Sunday School Begun: 1835 Lot Donated: 1831 - Present Edifice: 1860 - Rebuilt: 1914 "The best of all is God is with us." John WesleyMap (db m65375) HM
9New York (Orleans County), Albion — George M. Pullman, 1831-97
On East Avenue (New York State Route 31) just east of South Main Street (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling east.
Once a resident of Albion and later manufacturer of Pullman R.R. cars, built this church in 1894 to the memory of his parents.Map (db m65371) HM
10New York (Orleans County), Albion — Historic Downtown Albion
On North Main Street (New York State Route 98) north of East Bank Street, on the right when traveling north.
Architectural Features The Pratt building, at right, includes a third floor opera house. This site was built in 1882 and was the largest stage between Buffalo and Rochester. The Village Hall and firehouse on East Bank Street is an ornate . . . Map (db m179738) HM
11New York (Orleans County), Albion — Hitching Posts — Historic Albion
On South Main Street (New York State Route 98) at East State Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Hitching posts were the parking spaces of the pre-automobile era, and Albion and the 14411 zip code still has many of them, perhaps more of these historic relics from the horse-and-buggy era than anywhere else. We have about 40 of the hitching . . . Map (db m78067) HM
12New York (Orleans County), Albion — Home of Sanford E. Church — 1815 - 1880
On Ingersoll Street at East State Street, on the right when traveling south on Ingersoll Street.
Lieut. Gov. 1850-52 Comptroller of State 1857 Chief Judge Ct. of Appeals 1867-80 Map (db m78156) HM
13New York (Orleans County), Albion — House of Refuge
On State School Road, 0.1 miles north of Telegraph Road (New York State Route 31), on the left when traveling north.
House of Refuge First buildings for a reformatory institution for women built on this 97 acre site in 1892 cost $62,000 capacity of 150 inmates Map (db m134139) HM
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14New York (Orleans County), Albion — In Memory of the Men Who Fell
Near Telegraph Road (New York State Route 31) 0.2 miles west of Riches Corners Road (County Route 22).
In memory of the men who fell in defence of the Union. Orleans County, 1861 - 1865.Map (db m82040) WM
15New York (Orleans County), Albion — In Sacred Memory
On South Main Street (New York State Route 98) at West Park Street on South Main Street.
1941 1945 In sacred memory of our soldiers and sailors who made the supreme sacrifice Orleans County State of New York "Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends." John XV-13 May they rest in peace Dedicated . . . Map (db m65379) WM
16New York (Orleans County), Albion — Irish, English, Italian and Polish Immigrants
On North Main Street (New York State Route 98) just north of East State Street, on the right when traveling north.
Irish, English, Italian and Polish Immigrants quarried Medina sandstone, a major industry in 1870-1930. Presbyterian Church and 175' spire show use in architecture.Map (db m65376) HM
17New York (Orleans County), Albion — John Cunneen 1848-1907
On South Platt Street just north of East Park Street, on the left when traveling south.
Irish Immigrant at age 12 Teacher, lawyer, publisher Active in Democrat politics Elected N.Y.S. Attorney Gen. Served one term 1903-04Map (db m65378) HM
18New York (Orleans County), Albion — Journalist, Terry Anderson
On South Main Street (New York State Route 98) just south of East Avenue (New York State Route 31), on the right when traveling north.
Journalist, Terry Anderson Grew up in this neighborhood during the 1950's. He was taken hostage in 1985 by Middle East terrorists and held prisoner 2545 days.Map (db m65370) HM
19New York (Orleans County), Albion — 29 — Lafayette's Tour
On North Platt Street, 0.1 miles north of East Bank Street, on the right when traveling north.
Lafayette passed near this site as he traveled the canal overnight June 6-7, 1825 from Lockport to Rochester on his way back to BostonMap (db m206653) HM
20New York (Orleans County), Albion — Log Cabin Site
On South Main Street (New York State Route 98) at East Park Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Log Cabin Site Albion's first settlers Mr. & Mrs. Wm. McAllister came here in 1811. He moved away after his wife's death in 1812 Map (db m150392) HM
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21New York (Orleans County), Albion — Mount Albion Cemetery
On Telegraph Road (New York State Route 31) 0.2 miles west of Riches Corners Road (County Route 22).
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m82055) HM
22New York (Orleans County), Albion — Orleans County Courthouse
On East State Street just west of South Platt Street, on the right when traveling east.
Erected 1857-58 for $20,000 in the Greek Revival Style. Building Comm: Lyman Bates, Henry King, Charles Baker. Architect: Wm. V.N. BarlowMap (db m65373) HM
23New York (Orleans County), Albion — Swan Library
On West State Street at North Main Street (New York State Route 98) on West State Street.
Swan Library William G. Swan Benefactor Chartered December 21, 1899 Opened March 17, 1900. Oldest Orleans Co. Library, former R.S. Burrows Mansion - 1851 Lillian Achillies 1st LibrarianMap (db m65377) HM
24New York (Orleans County), Albion — The First Free Methodist
On South Platt Street at East State Street, on the right when traveling south on South Platt Street.
Church in the denomination. Rev. Loren Stiles founded the congregation in 1859. Normal Revival in style it was dedicated May 18, 1860.Map (db m65374) HM
25New York (Orleans County), Albion — To the Memory of the Heroes
On East Avenue (New York State Route 31) at McKinstry Street, on the right when traveling east on East Avenue.
Dedicated on May 30, 1950 To the memory of the heroes of the World Wars from the towns of Albion, Barre, Carlton and Gaines Map (db m150390) WM
26New York (Orleans County), Albion — Union Cemetery
On Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98) 0.1 miles north of Gaines Road (New York State Route 279), on the right when traveling north.
This land, bought from Moses and Sarah Bacon in April 1835 served as a "burying ground" until Jan. 8, 1853 when the Cemetery Assoc. was formed. Lot 22 was for strangers. Last burial 1910 Map (db m78127) HM
27New York (Orleans County), Barre — Elisha Wright
On Eagle Harbor Road, 0.1 miles north of Gillette Road, on the right when traveling south.
Elisha Wright Early pioneer of Barre built this house in 1831 Founder of West Barre M.E. Church, 1833. Assemblyman, 1843 Supervisor 1844. B. 1791 - D. 1875 Map (db m150365) HM
28New York (Orleans County), Barre Center — Braggs Corners
On West Barre Road (County Route 99) at Bragg Schoolhouse Road, on the right when traveling west on West Barre Road.
Solomon Bragg with son Nathan were first settlers west of Barre Center. Blazed forest trail to this place where they built a cabin in 1818Map (db m42577) HM
29New York (Orleans County), Barre Center — Indian Trail
On Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98) south of Maple Street, on the right when traveling south.
Branch of Grand Central Trail extending from Batavia to Lake Ontario Known by pioneers as the Oak Orchard TrailMap (db m42574) HM
30New York (Orleans County), Barre Center — KUM BA YAH (Come By Here)
On West Barre Road (County Route 99) 0.1 miles east of Eagle Harbor Road (County Route 15), on the right when traveling west.
Gravesite of Rev. Marvin V. Frey (1918-1992), composer of Kum Ba Yah; He is Lord; Peace Like a River; Isn't He Wonderful; Alleluia.Map (db m42576) HM
31New York (Orleans County), Carlton — Cobblestone Wall Section — Cobblestone Construction Piece by Piece — Architecture of the Coast —
On Point Breeze Road (New York State Route 98) at Lake Ontario Parkway, on the left when traveling north on Point Breeze Road.
Cobblestones Cobblestone construction was born in this area. The example here is a composite of several materials and styles that can be seen within a short distance of this park. The word 'cobblestone' comes from the English word 'cob', . . . Map (db m90184) HM
32New York (Orleans County), Carlton — Fishing Camp — A Prehistoric Destination — Maritime Heritage —
Near Ontario Street, 0.1 miles north of Water Street.
Fishing For Food, Not Fun! For more than 800 years the opposite bank was the scene of bustling spring and summer activity by Native Americans. Fish were netted from Oak Orchard River, and processed over firepits and drying racks. The fish prepared . . . Map (db m82703) HM
33New York (Orleans County), Carlton — Fording Place
On Oak Orchard River Road (County Route 26) at Clarks Mills Road, on the right when traveling east on Oak Orchard River Road.
Used first by Indians later by early pioneers The Oak Orchard Trail from Batavia to Ontario crossed the creek here Map (db m78302) HM
34New York (Orleans County), Carlton — Johnson Creek
On Lakeside Bluff Road at Lakeside Road, on the right when traveling west on Lakeside Bluff Road.
On July 6, 1759 Sir William Johnson leading New York Provincial Troops encamped here enroute to Ft. Niagara during the French & Indian wars.Map (db m179909) HM
35New York (Orleans County), Carlton — July 1813
On Roosevelt Highway (New York State Route 18) at Oak Orchard River Road (County Route 26), on the right when traveling east on Roosevelt Highway.
British captain & troops vanquished from Oak Orchard -Marsh Creek due to settlers lead by widow Bathshua Brown 1755-1826Map (db m78305) HM
36New York (Orleans County), Carlton — Kenyonville
On Oak Orchard River Road (County Route 49) at Harris Road, on the right when traveling west on Oak Orchard River Road.
First church in town of Carlton, erected in 1833. First Methodist class was organized 1818 by Barber Kenyon with 50 members.Map (db m150360) HM
37New York (Orleans County), Carlton — Sir William Johnson — Leader and Diplomat — The French and Indian War —
Near Lake Road (New York State Route 18) 0.2 miles north of Lake Ontario Parkway.
Land Manager Johnson arrived in the Colonies from Ireland to manage land in the Mohawk River valley near present-day Amsterdam, land granted to his uncle, Admiral Sir Peter Warren of the British Navy, in 1737. Superintendent of Indian Affairs . . . Map (db m90173) HM
38New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — 1837 Church
On East Lee Road (New York State Route 31A) at Hulburton Road, on the left when traveling west on East Lee Road.
First in Clarendon. Built of stone by Universalists on land given by Eldredge Farwell - first pioneer settler in town.Map (db m65925) HM
39New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Butterfield Cobblestone
On Bennetts Corners Road, 1 mile south of 4th Section Road (New York State Route 31A), on the right when traveling south.
Butterfield Cobblestone built 1849 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m92534) HM
40New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Carl E. Akeley
On Hinds Road, 0.2 miles east of South Holley Road (County Route 59), on the right when traveling west.
Carl E. Akeley Born here in 1864. Noted taxidermist, naturalist, inventor, sculptor, author. Died and buried in his beloved Africa in 1926. Map (db m92545) HM
41New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Clarendon Honors its Veterans
On Holley Byron Road (New York State Route 237 at milepost 4.3), 0.1 miles south of Church Street (County Route 17), on the right when traveling south.
Clarendon honors its veterans and those who gave their lives in the service of their country. In the glory of their youth we shall remember them.Map (db m92544) WM
42New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Cook Cemetery
On Munger Road, 0.1 miles east of Merrill Road, on the left when traveling west.
Cook Cemetery 1821 - 1911 Root Cemetery Notable Burials: Lemuel Cook (1759-1886): Veteran, American Revolution "Death, the opening door to heaven, the invisible gate, swinging noiselessly to allow many mortals to leave their burdens . . . Map (db m171619) HM
43New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Farwell's Mill
On Holley Byron Road (New York State Route 237) 0.1 miles south of Church St., on the right when traveling south.
Here Eldred Farwell, first white settler of town, built the first mills in Clarendon Saw Mill in 1811 Grist Mill in 1813Map (db m65924) HM
44New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — 315 — Herbert Taylor
On South Holley Road (County Route 47) at Holley Byron Road (New York State Route 237), on the left when traveling south on South Holley Road.
Herbert Taylor Private, 140th NY Infantry died July 2, 1863 at Little Round Top during Battle of Gettysburg. Buried in this cemetery. Map (db m133059) HM
45New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Hillside Cemetery
On Holley Byron Road (New York State Route 237) at South Holley Road (County Route 47), on the left when traveling south on Holley Byron Road.
Hillside Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m134063) HM
46New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Lemuel Cook
On Munger Road, 0.1 miles west of Merrill Road, on the right when traveling east.
Lemuel Cook 10 Sept 1759 - 20 May 1866 2nd Regt Conn Light Dragoons Last living pensioner of the American Revolution and oldest patriot, buried here Map (db m133972) HM WM
47New York (Orleans County), Clarendon — Robinson Cemetery — 1822-1941
On Holley Byron Road (New York State Route 237) at Glidden Road, on the right when traveling south on Holley Byron Road.
Buried here are those whose labor, energy, spirit and love once lived in Clarendon. May they not be forgotten. Notable Burials: Chauncey Robinson (1792-1866): Veteran, War of 1812; Abolitionist William Lewis (1787-1826): First Sheriff of . . . Map (db m169943) HM
48New York (Orleans County), Gaines — "The Brick Pond" — Brickyard
On Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98) 0.8 miles south of Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104), on the right when traveling south.
J.A. Lafler opened a brickyard here in the 1850's. He produced drainage tile and bricks for local buildings. Pat'd a brick machine - 1863Map (db m179180) HM
49New York (Orleans County), Gaines — At Left: Cobblestone House / At Right: Cobblestone House
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104), on the right when traveling west.
[left side] Historic District At left: Cobblestone house built in 1842 with field or glaciated stones in the Gaines pattern also known as depressed hexagonal. Mason - John Simmons. [right side] Historic District At right: . . . Map (db m78241) HM
50New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Blacksmith Shop — 1921 - 1922
On Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98) at Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104), on the right when traveling south on Oak Orchard Road.
Built by Joseph H. Vagg and used by him until 1955. The last old time blacksmith to ply his trade in this locality.Map (db m179178) HM
51New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Burial Ground
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) 0.1 miles east of Gaines Waterport Road (New York State Route 279), on the right when traveling west.
1st in Orleans County in which revolutionary soldiers John Anderson - David Bullard and many pioneers are buried First burial in 1812 Map (db m78218) HM
52New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Cobblestone Historic District
On Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) at Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling west on Ridge Road.
Cobblestone Historic District Has Been Designated a National Historic Landmark This District Possesses National Significance In Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1993 National Park Service United States . . . Map (db m162356) HM
53New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Cobblestones — Birth of a Local Style — Architecture of the Coast —
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) at Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling west on Ridge Road West.
Ingenious use of local materials gave rise to a home-grown Seaway Trail architectural style. Cobblestone construction was perfected by local masons between the opening of the Erie Canal and the Civil War. Local farmers had access to the . . . Map (db m78221) HM
54New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Crossroads
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) at Gaines Road (New York State Route 279), on the right when traveling east on Ridge Road West.
Crossroads - Oak Orchard Rd. Batavia to Oak Orchard Creek surveyed 1803 and Ontario Trail known as The Ridge. Rochester to Lewiston improved in 1814 Map (db m78217) HM
55New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Cyrus Witheral
Near Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) 0.2 miles east of Allen's Bridge Road.
During the 1840's & 1850's local stone mason Cyrus Witheral built some of the most outstanding cobblestone homes found here in the town of Gaines. These lake stone landmarks including several along the historic Ridge Rd. in the herring bone pattern . . . Map (db m171620) HM
56New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Farmers Hall
On Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98) at Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104), on the right when traveling south on Oak Orchard Road.
Former Kendall Town Hall erected in 1855, a Universalist church later used by German Lutherans. Moved here in 1978.Map (db m179169) HM
57New York (Orleans County), Gaines — First Academy
On Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) 1 mile west of Gaines Waterport Road (New York State Route 279), on the left when traveling west.
Between the Niagara and Genesee. Built in 1825. Incorporated in 1827 Admitted to the Regents of State of N. Y. in 1830 Map (db m78245) HM
58New York (Orleans County), Gaines — First Church
On Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) 1 mile west of Gaines Waterport Road (New York State Route 279), on the right when traveling west.
Built for public worship on Ridge Road between Niagara and Genesee Rivers north of Batavia Erected in 1824 Map (db m78244) HM
59New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Five Mile House
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) 0.2 miles west of Transit Road, on the right when traveling west.
Five Mile House Later known as Ball's Tavern. Built in 1816 by John Huff. Here the mail carriers between Canandaigua and Lewiston used to stop over night. Map (db m101136) HM
60New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Gaines Basin Schoolhouse
On Gaines Basin Road, 0.8 miles south of West Bacon Road.
1832 Gaines Basin Schoolhouse District #2 used until 1944 Made of field cobblestones Replaced a log cabin where Caroline Phipps taught Map (db m150363) HM
61New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Gaines District No.5 1849 School House
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) 0.2 miles east of Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling west.
Was used until 1952. Made of lake-washed stone it is one of over 900 cobblestone masonry buildings built in N.Y. State from 1825 to 1860. Marker in memoriam Elwood Lawrence, Teacher, 1951-52 Map (db m78242) HM
62New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Harness Shop
On Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98) at Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104), on the right when traveling south on Oak Orchard Road.
Built in 1838 by Starr Chester, a cobbler, for a shoe shop. Remodeled in 1883 for other purposes. Moved here from Gaines, NY in 1987.Map (db m179173) HM
63New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Home of John Proctor
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) 0.1 miles west of Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling east.
Historic Ridge Road Genesee to Niagara —————————— Home of John Proctor who on horse during a December night in 1813 warned the settlers along the Ridge Road from here to Clarkson of the . . . Map (db m171649) HM
64New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Home of Katherine Belle Rowley
On Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) at Crandall Road (County Route 71), on the right when traveling east on Ridge Road.
Home of Katherine Belle Rowley 1870-1936 Teacher, farmer, author of "The Historic Ridge," erected DAR historic markers 1st Orleans Co. Historian May 14, 1934 Map (db m92507) HM
65New York (Orleans County), Gaines — In Recognition
On Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) 0.2 miles east of Gaines Road (New York State Route 237), on the right when traveling west.
In recognition of all who have servedMap (db m171621) WM
66New York (Orleans County), Gaines — J.H. Vagg Blacksmith Shop / The Vagg House
On Oak Orchard Road at Ridge Road West (Route 104), on the right when traveling south on Oak Orchard Road.
The first smithy stood here. It burned in 1921. Neighbors diverted the brook so the new shop could be farther away from the house. In memory of Rene Schasel 1947 - 2019. Joseph & Nellie Vagg moved here with son & dau. in 1909. In 1929 they . . . Map (db m179176) HM
67New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Josias Lamont
On Lattin Road at West Transit Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Lattin Road.
1815 Josias Lamont purchased 140 acres from Holland Land Co. Cleared land and road from Ridge Rd. Struggled until 1824 opening of Erie Canal. 6 generation farm Map (db m171622) HM
68New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Masonic Lodge
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) at Gaines Basin Road, on the left when traveling west on Ridge Road West.
Masonic Lodge Gaines Chapter No.82 Royal Arch Masons Chartered February 5, 1824 Map (db m150361) HM
69New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Niagara to Genesee Historic Ridge Road
On Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104) 0.1 miles east of Gaines Waterport Road (New York State Route 279), on the right when traveling west.
"I sing of the great Ridge Road, Of the highway our children shall see That lies like a belt on Ontario's shore Carved out in wisdom of ages before For the races that yet are to be." TREK—DE WITT CLINTON—1810 "In the great work . . . Map (db m78216) HM
70New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Orleans County Alms House Cemetery
On West County House Road, 1.8 miles west of Oak Orchard Road (Route 98), on the left when traveling west.
Orleans County Alms House Cemetery The Orleans County Alms "Poor" House served the destitute, indigent, and infirmed of this community for over a century. For many, this cemetery became their final resting place, marked with either a simple stone . . . Map (db m179156) HM
71New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Pioneer Settler
On Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) 1 mile east of Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling west.
March 3, 1807 this land was chosen by the first settler in the town of Gaines, 8 on Ridge Rd in Orleans County, Mrs. Elizabeth GilbertMap (db m78243) HM
72New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Print Shop
On Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98) at Ridge Road West (New York State Route 104), on the right when traveling south on Oak Orchard Road.
Built by William Hedley circa 1875, for a lumber yard office in the Second Empire style. Moved here from Medina, NY in 1977.Map (db m179174) HM
73New York (Orleans County), Gaines — The Lake Plain — Historic New York
Near Ridge Road (New York State Route 104) 0.5 miles west of Oak Orchard Road (New York State Route 98), on the right when traveling east.
The Neutral Nation of Indians, an Iroquoian group affiliated with the Eries, were early inhabitants of this area. About 1650 they were conquered by the Senecas of the Five Nations Confederacy. French explorers and traders crossed this area and . . . Map (db m92499) HM
74New York (Orleans County), Holley — 1823 Canal Bed
On Geddes Street, 0.1 miles east of Holley Square, on the right when traveling west.
1823 Canal Bed Site of the only original loop of "Clinton's Ditch," still visible west of Rochester Map (db m92512) HM
75New York (Orleans County), Holley — Eastern Orleans Memorial Post 202
On Veterans Drive, 0.1 miles west of South Main Street (New York State Route 237), on the right when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m134134) WM
76New York (Orleans County), Holley — First Norwegian Immigrants Landed in Holley, 1825
Near East Avenue, 0.2 miles south of Perry Street, on the left when traveling south.
1. Fifty-two "Sloopers," the first group of Norwegian immigrants to North America, departed from Stavanger on July 4, 1825. Fifty-three arrived in New York City on October 9, a baby having been born en route. 2. Their 54 feet long slop, the . . . Map (db m92529) HM
77New York (Orleans County), Holley — Holley Railway Depot
On Geddes Street, 0.1 miles east of Holley Square, on the right when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m92511) HM
78New York (Orleans County), Holley — In Honor of All Veterans
On Public Square (New York State Route 31) at Frisbee Terrace, on the right when traveling north on Public Square.
In honor of all veterans who served to insure freedom in our nation Map (db m92510) WM
79New York (Orleans County), Holley — In Memory of All Those Servicemen
On Wright Street (New York State Route 31) at White Street, on the right when traveling west on Wright Street.
In memory of all those servicemen who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I World War II Korea Lebanon Grenada Panama Persian Gulf Map (db m92533) WM
80New York (Orleans County), Holley — Safe House / Brainard Home
On South Main Street (New York State Route 237 at milepost 7.4), 0.1 miles south of Geddes Street, on the right when traveling south.
Safe House on underground railroad. Chauncey Robinson 1792 - 1866 Orleans County pioneer and abolitionist, sheltered escaped slaves at this site Brainard Home Built by Col. Ezra Brainard inventor of Brainard Truss Bridge, contractor on . . . Map (db m171628) HM
81New York (Orleans County), Holley — State Street
On State Street (New York State Route 31) 0.5 miles west of Bennetts Corners Road.
100 years ago, Italian immigrants first settled here. This was Holley's "Little Italy," a rich part of our American heritage. Dedicated October 12 1992Map (db m65369) HM
82New York (Orleans County), Holley — The Holley Loop — The Canalway Trail
On East Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
The Holley Loop The unusually deep ravine formed by the east branch of the Sandy Creek presented a difficult engineering problem for the builders of the original Erie Canal in the early 1820s. Engineers decided to diverge from the canal's general . . . Map (db m92515) HM
83New York (Orleans County), Holley — V.F.W. Post 202 Memorial
On Veterans Drive, 0.1 miles west of South Main Street (New York State Route 237), on the left when traveling west.
V.F.W. Post 202 This memorial is dedicated on November 11th 2009 to those who died in the service of our country and to those who served and returned You will never be forgotten Map (db m134135) WM
84New York (Orleans County), Kendall — First Settlers
On County Line Road (New York State Route 272) at Sand Road, on the left when traveling north on County Line Road.
First Settlers Clark's Settlement Made by following families. Clark, Bates, Priest, Randall, Balcolm, Ross, Manley in this vicinity in 1812-1817 Map (db m90140) HM
85New York (Orleans County), Kendall — In Memory of All the Men and Women From Kendall
On Kendall Road (New York State Route 237) 0.1 miles north of Roosevelt Highway (New York State Route 18), on the right when traveling north.
In memory of all the men and women from Kendall who served their contry in times of conflict and peace. We thank you. Map (db m90790) WM
86New York (Orleans County), Kendall — Norway Colony
On Norway Road at Bald Eagle Drive, on the left when traveling north on Norway Road.
Norway Colony Site of first Norwegian settlement in America, 1825. The "Sloopers" were the first immigrant group to travel on the completed Erie Canal. Map (db m90135) HM
87New York (Orleans County), Kendall — Peerson Home
On Kendall Road (County Route 70) at Lake Ontario Parkway (New York State Route 947A), on the right on Kendall Road.
On this site, Cleng Peerson agent for the first Norwegians in America who settled in Kendall in 1825, built log home, cellar wall remainsMap (db m78636) HM
88New York (Orleans County), Kendall — The Sloopers
On Roosevelt Highway (New York State Route 18) 0.2 miles east of Kendall Road (New York State Route 237), on the left when traveling east.
S/N The Sloopers First Norwegian Settlement in America in modern times Made by Cleng Peerson and 50 immigrants from the sloop "Restoration", 1825 Map (db m78635) HM
89New York (Orleans County), Lyndonville — First Blacksmith
On South Main Street (New York State Route 63) 1.7 miles south of Roosevelt Highway (New York State Route 18), on the right when traveling south.
Consider Peabody 1817 Became part of William Gray foundry torn down 1952 for park. Flaghorse collars were made nearby.Map (db m72131) HM
90New York (Orleans County), Lyndonville — Lyndonville
On North Main Street (New York State Route 63) 1.7 miles south of Roosevelt Highway (New York State Route 18), on the right when traveling south.
First Post Office opened 1846. Incorporated in 1903. Fire company organized in 1906. Public water line from Lake Ontario 1924.Map (db m72132) HM
91New York (Orleans County), Lyndonville — Our Honored Dead
On North Main Street (New York State Route 63) 0.1 miles north of Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Our Honored Dead World War I Ernest Harris Howard Houseman John Lyell Potter World War 2 Herbert Tanner Oliver McCanty Homer M. Pringle Harry G. Cooper Newell C. Breed George F. Staller Charles B. Squire Gordan MacMillan Elton H. . . . Map (db m108723) WM
92New York (Orleans County), Lyndonville — Yates Pier
On Wescott Lane at North Lyndonville Road (New York State Route 63), on the right when traveling west on Wescott Lane.
275 ft. long built 1850 by Nathan Gilbert used to ship lumber & grain H.A. Botsford customs agent passenger ships & freighters dockedMap (db m102987) HM
93New York (Orleans County), Medina — 1860 Home Of George Anthony/1872 Home of
On West Center Street (New York State Route 31E) at Prospect Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Center Street.
Side A 1824 - George Anthony - 1896 Capt. 17th Orleans Battery Duration of Civil War. Newspaperman Cousin Susan B. Kansas Governor 1877-79 Side B 1872 Home of 1836 - Henry A. Childs 1906 1868 ORleans Dist. Attorney . . . Map (db m72103) HM
94New York (Orleans County), Medina — Bent's Opera House - 1864 — Medina Downtown Historic District — Bent's Hall Restoration Project —
On West Center Street (New York State Route 31E) at Main Street (New York State Route 63), on the right when traveling west on West Center Street.
Built in 1864 by Don C. Bent and served as the social center of the village and surrounding area until the early 20th century. At that time the third floor opera house was abandoned. The second floor remained home to a fraternal organization until . . . Map (db m83218) HM
95New York (Orleans County), Medina — Boxwood Cemetery
On North Gravel Road (New York State Route 63) 1 mile north of Stork Street, on the right when traveling north.
Boxwood Cemetery Established as Village of Medina Cemetery in 1850. Listed on National Historic Register 2015 as a representative of 19th and 20th century styles of cemeteries. Map (db m150364) HM
96New York (Orleans County), Medina — Burial Ground
On Maple Ridge Road (New York State Route 31a) 0.2 miles west of Culvert Rd..
American Revolution soldiers John C. Ryan and Joseph A. Wyman are buried here along with many early pioneers of the Town of Shelby First burial was 1814.Map (db m65926) HM
97New York (Orleans County), Medina — Circus Pioneer
On West Old Orchard Street at Gwinn Street, on the left when traveling west on West Old Orchard Street.
Andrew Downey McFee 1863- 1930 Big three ring circus owner wintered animals at home here. Pioneered moving circus with trucks. Map (db m77869) HM
98New York (Orleans County), Medina — D.A.A. Buck Home
On Park Avenue at Ann Street, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue.
1840-1904 D.A.A. Buck Home Inventor of the Waterbury watch and builder of the smallest steam engine in the world. Invented Medina's first clock, the "Monitor". Map (db m77868) HM
99New York (Orleans County), Medina — Dedicated to All Military Veterans
On West Old Orchard Street, 0.1 miles west of Gwinn Street, on the left when traveling west.
Dedicated to all military veterans who have served unselfishly in the defense of our nation's freedom Map (db m77918) WM
100New York (Orleans County), Medina — Earliest Church
On East Center Street (New York State Route 31) at Church Street, on the right when traveling east on East Center Street.
St. John's Episcopal Church Organized in 1827 Building erected in 1832 "The church in the middle of the street"- Ripley Map (db m78045) HM

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