“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gaines

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Gaines, New York and Vicinity
    Orleans County (120)
    Genesee County (98)
    Monroe County (360)
    Niagara County (329)
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1New York (Orleans County), Gaines — At Left: Cobblestone House / At Right: Cobblestone House
[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
2New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Burial Ground
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
3New York (Orleans County), Gaines — CobblestonesBirth of a Local Style — Architecture of the Coast —
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
4New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Crossroads
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
5New York (Orleans County), Gaines — First Academy
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
6New York (Orleans County), Gaines — First Church
Built for public worship on Ridge Road between Niagara and Genesee Rivers north of Batavia Erected in 1824 — Map (db m78244) HM
7New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Five Mile House
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
8New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Gaines Basin Schoolhouse
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
9New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Gaines District No.5 1849 School House
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
10New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Home of John Proctor
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 m113488) HM
11New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Home of Katherine Belle Rowley
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
12New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge Gaines Chapter No.82 Royal Arch Masons Chartered February 5, 1824 — Map (db m150361) HM
13New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Niagara to Genesee Historic Ridge Road
"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
14New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Orleans County Alms House Cemetery
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 m150366) HM
15New York (Orleans County), Gaines — Pioneer Settler
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 Gilbert — Map (db m78243) HM
16New York (Orleans County), Gaines — The Lake PlainHistoric New York
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
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Oct. 30, 2020