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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Albion, New York

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Albion is the county seat for Orleans County
Albion is in Orleans County
      Orleans County (138)  
      Genesee County (105)  
      Monroe County (394)  
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1New York (Orleans County), Albion — "Santa Claus"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 PostsHistoric Albion
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. Church1815 - 1880
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Nov. 30, 2022