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Historical Markers in Elma, New York

 
Clickable Map of Erie 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 Erie County, NY (597) Cattaraugus County, NY (75) Chautauqua County, NY (248) Genesee County, NY (105) Niagara County, NY (384) Wyoming County, NY (80)  ErieCounty(597) Erie County (597)  CattaraugusCounty(75) Cattaraugus County (75)  ChautauquaCounty(248) Chautauqua County (248)  GeneseeCounty(105) Genesee County (105)  NiagaraCounty(384) Niagara County (384)  WyomingCounty(80) Wyoming County (80)
Buffalo is the county seat for Erie County
Elma is in Erie County
      Erie County (597)  
ADJACENT TO ERIE COUNTY
      Cattaraugus County (75)  
      Chautauqua County (248)  
      Genesee County (105)  
      Niagara County (384)  
      Wyoming County (80)  
 
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1New York (Erie County), Elma — 1844 Springbrook Mill Gear AssemblyBasic Mill Drive-Train Arrangement
This assembly was used in the water mills on the Cazenovia Creek at Northrup Road during the mid to late 1800's. Its purpose was to transmit power from water wheels to grist stones and/or saws. Around the turn of the 20th century, this mill . . . Map (db m104147) HM
2New York (Erie County), Elma — Big Flats
Big Flats Site of Seneca Indian Village ca. 1780-1842 later known as Milford or Hurd or Briggs Mills and then Elma Village. Map (db m104140) HM
3New York (Erie County), Elma — 305 — Blossom
Religious Society known as Ebenezers named this hamlet Upper Ebenezer in 1844. Name was changed to Blossom ca. 1866. Map (db m130633) HM
4New York (Erie County), Elma — 288 — East Elma
East Elma ca. 1865. Had woolen mill, sawmill, blacksmith, grocery, Post Office & swimming hole. Later called Frog Pond. Originally home of Senecas. Map (db m131847) HM
5New York (Erie County), Elma — 510 — Elma Centre
Elma Centre prospered around R.R. depot est. near here ca. 1870. Coal & lumber dealers, blacksmith, saloon, Post Office & school built nearby. Map (db m187871) HM
6New York (Erie County), Elma — Elma Town Museum
Elma Town Museum Built by C.W. Hurd, 1846. Home of the first town meeting, 1857. Moved in 1873 next to church. Became the parsonage 1929. Given to the Elma Historical Society 1984. Moved to present site 1895. Dedicated to Town of Elma, NY . . . Map (db m104141) HM
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7New York (Erie County), Elma — Elma Village Mill
Before you is the reconstruction of the Hurd and Briggs double sawmill. Efforts to reconstruct a working mill for educational and historic preservation purposes began in 2008. This is the site of the original mill. The actual foundations and race . . . Map (db m104144) HM
8New York (Erie County), Elma — 873 — Lewis Northrup
Purchased land here in 1845. By 1866 site included home, store, dam for his saw and grist mills, and bridge over Cazenovia Creek.Map (db m186374) HM
9New York (Erie County), Elma — North Star Tavern
Built 1831 by Martin Taber to accommodate travelers to Buffalo. Located on Indian Trail which later became Aurora-Buffalo Plank Road. Property was in Mile Strip, first part of Elma to be developed from Buffalo Creek ReservationMap (db m58915) HM
10New York (Erie County), Elma — 260 — Spring Brook
Spring Brook By 1848 this hamlet was named for a brook whose waters crossed the Aurora Plank Rd now known as Seneca Street. Map (db m96222) HM
 
 
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Oct. 3, 2022