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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newfane, New York

 
Clickable Map of Niagara 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 Niagara County, NY (348) Erie County, NY (562) Genesee County, NY (103) Orleans County, NY (128)  NiagaraCounty(348) Niagara County (348)  ErieCounty(562) Erie County (562)  GeneseeCounty(103) Genesee County (103)  OrleansCounty(128) Orleans County (128)
Location of Newfane, New York
    Niagara County (348)
    Erie County (562)
    Genesee County (103)
    Orleans County (128)
 
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1New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Binational Heritage Peace Garden TrailMurphy Orchards Peace Garden — Dedicated June 1, 2012 —
Near McClew Road 0.6 miles north of Ide Road.
War of 1812 Battles Were Fought Upon the Land of This Farm Arriving in 1807, James McClew was among the first handful of non-Native American settlers to come to this area. Only a few pioneers had settled in what is now the Town of Newfane . . . Map (db m78683) HM
2New York (Niagara County), Newfane — First Baptist Church
On East Avenue 0.1 miles east of Main Street (New York State Route 78), on the left when traveling east.
Founded May 29, 1829 Oldest church in the hamlet of Newfane Cobblestone building erected 1843Map (db m77841) HM
3New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Home of James Van Horn
On Lockport-Olcott Road (New York State Route 78) 1.7 miles south of East Lake Road (New York State Route 18), on the right when traveling north.
Built in 1823. First Brick House built in the Town of Newfane. Site of first town meeting April 6, 1824.Map (db m73240) HM
4New York (Niagara County), Newfane — In Memory of Those Who for Their Splendid Spirit of Duty
On Franklin Street 0.1 miles north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
1914 World War 1918 This tablet erected by Newfane Post 873 In memory of those who for their splendid spirit of duty and patriotism were chosen from this township to serve the Allied cause Aiken, Bryan · Allen, Frank · Andrews, Fred D.· . . . Map (db m83065) WM
5New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel
Near East Main Street 0.1 miles west of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east.
Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel This ferris wheel was operated at Page's Whistle Pig in Niagara Falls from 1973 until the Olcott Beach Carousel Park Committee purchased it in 2007. The restoration committee for Olcott Beach Carousel Park . . . Map (db m95274) HM
6New York (Niagara County), Newfane — 318 — Lakeview
On Lockport Olcott Road (New York State Route 78) 0.2 miles south of West Lake Road (New York State Route 18), on the right when traveling south.
Lakeview Burials began ca. 1815. Early residents, soldiers & veterans of Civil War, World Wars I & II and later wars rest here. Map (db m117771) HM
7New York (Niagara County), Newfane — McClew FarmAn Underground Railroad Safe House — Cultural Heritage - Routes to freedom passed through many Seaway Trail communities —
Near McClew Road 0.6 miles north of Ide Road.
Not Underground, Not a Railroad Freedom seekers used whatever means available to make their journey. Some stowed away on canal boats and lake steamers. Some were transported hidden in wagons. Usually, however, they simply traveled on foot, . . . Map (db m78802) HM
8New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Olcott Amusement Park
On Ontario Street 0.1 miles west of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east.
Olcott Amusement Park In the early 1950s the Olcott Amusement Park was a prime destination for both adults and children. This map shows how the Olcott Amusement Park (Olcott Beach Carousel Park) looked at the time. [left margin] Ontario Street . . . Map (db m95262) HM
9New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Olcott BeachA Lakeside Resort
On Franklin Street at East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Franklin Street.
Where Families Came to Play Once a prime recreation destination, Olcott Beach drew thousands annually. Trains brought summer vacationers from inland cities. Steamers ferried them between other lake ports. They stayed at grand hotels, played at . . . Map (db m73863) HM
10New York (Niagara County), Newfane — One Country and One Flag
On Lockport Street at East Main Street, in the median on Lockport Street.
[front] S.B. Kemp Post, No. 108, G.A.R., of Olcott. P.H. Meseroll, M.W. Stockwell, S.A. Eshbaugh, Wm.T. Stout, Syl. Edick, J.A. Martin, T. Karrigan, P. Hearn, R. Nelson, J.F. Wisterman. H.P. Wilson, S.W. Lockwood, C.C. Lockwood, J.W. Lockwood, . . . Map (db m83040) WM
11New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Roller Mill
On Ewings Road west of Lockport-Olcott Road (New York State Route 78), on the left when traveling west.
Roller Mill 200 feet from here. Built in 1835 by Hon. George R. Davis of Troy, N. Y. Map (db m81770) HM
12New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott
On East Lake Road (New York State Route 18) at Transit Road, on the right when traveling west on East Lake Road.
Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott c. 1800 for the Holland Land Company.Map (db m72264) HM
13New York (Niagara County), Newfane — The Willingness to Sacrifice
On Lockport Olcott Road (New York State Route 78) 0.1 miles south of Dutton Place, on the left when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m117404) WM
14New York (Niagara County), Newfane — Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre
Near East Main Street 0.1 miles west of Franklin Street.
Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre Tom Kelly was an integral part of Olcott Beach Carousel Park. He was part of the original Olcott Beach Committee formed in 1999, project manager for the roundhouse restoration, on the board of directors, treasurer for six . . . Map (db m95272) HM
 
May. 16, 2021