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Historical Markers and War Memorials in North Tonawanda, New York

 
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Location of North Tonawanda, New York
    Niagara County (348)
    Erie County (562)
    Genesee County (101)
    Orleans County (128)
    Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario (239)
 
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1New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Admiral's Way
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
( upper plaque ) RADM. David J. Nash CEC USN Walked this path June 8th, 1996 to make the official dedication of Island X-8's tribute to all Seabees ( lower plaque ) RADM. W. "Greg" shear Jr. CEC USN Walked this path . . . Map (db m162373) WM
2New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Combat Wounded Veterans — Military Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
Near River Road (New York State Route 265) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429).
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, for he to-day that sheds his blood . . . Map (db m80286) WM
3New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Dedicated to the Memory of Those Who Made the Greatest Sacrifice
On Payne Avenue 0.1 miles south of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated to the memory of those who made the greatest sacrifice in Vietnam [10 names]Map (db m80164) WM
4New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — First Schoolhouse
On Main Street (New York State Route 384) at Tremont Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
First Schoolhouse In 1837 on this site donated by James and John Sweeney, the first schoolhouse in N. Tonawanda was erected Map (db m80191) HM
5New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Herschell-Spillman Steam Boiler
Near Thompson Street at Vandervoort Street.
In 1872 the Armitage-Herschell Company established itself as an iron foundry in North Tonawanda. The Armitage-Herschell foundry forged iron farm equipment, storm sewer grates, and many other implements. Among the others, was the steam boiler which . . . Map (db m75520) HM
6New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — In Honor of All Marines and FMF Corpsmen
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
The Conrad F. Kania Detachment of the Marine Corps League Dedicated this Monument on 8 May 1999 In Honor of All Marines and FMF Corpsmen Past, Present and Future, for Their Service to the United States of America The detachment is . . . Map (db m162392) WM
7New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — In Memory of Joseph E. Darlak, SKIc
On River Road (New York State Route 266) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429), on the left when traveling north.
In memory of beloved husband Joseph E. Darlak, SKIc, 30th Naval Construction Battalion, World War II.Map (db m80496) WM
8New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — In Memory of Robert J. Clark — 1945-2014
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
In Memory of Robert J. Clark 1945 - 2014 Dedicated his life to family, faith, and serving his country and community. North Tonawanda Alderman At Large, Purple Heart Recipient, Awarded a Bronze Star with Combat "V” and a Meritorious Service . . . Map (db m162388) WM
9New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — In Memory of Stephan Butski, U.S.M.C.
On River Road (New York State Route 266) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429), on the left when traveling north.
In memory of Nancy Skrlin and her father, Stephan Butski, U.S.M.C., who gave his life on Iwo Jima W.W.II. S/S Bee made and donated by Skrlin Coating and Blasting, Ltd., Niagara Falls, NY [lower plaque] Island X-8 honors RADM James C. Doebler . . . Map (db m80497) WM
10New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Island X-8 NSVA
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
Island X-8 NSVA Honors James C. Doebler RAdm. (Ret.) For his participation in the dedication of the Seabee Memorial June 8, 1996 when he arranged for RAdm. David J. Nash as main speaker and also at the bronze statue unveiling November 11, 2008 . . . Map (db m162378) HM WM
11New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Lumber Port
On Sweeney Street at Webster Street, on the right when traveling east on Sweeney Street.
In the late 19th century this area was the largest lumber port in the worldMap (db m58914) HM
12New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Massacre On Wake Island
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
On December 23, 1941, with the fall of the island garrison, the Japanese captured 1,603 men. 1,150 were civilian contractors employed by Morrison-Knudsen Co. they were part of the Contractors Pacific Naval Bases who were hired to build air, . . . Map (db m162384) HM
13New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Navy Seabees Vietnam Memorial
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
In memory of The 143 Seabees Killed In Action in Vietnam 08/06/1965 - 08/10/1971Map (db m162386) WM
14New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Navy Seabees World War II Memorial
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
Island X-8, Seabee Veterans of America, is proud to honor the Seabees who paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War II. They paved the way to victory against the Imperial Empire of Japan by island hopping across the vast pacific to allow . . . Map (db m162382) WM
15New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — North Tonawanda — The Home of the Civil War's Most Famous Army Scout — Col. Lewis S. Payne —
On Main Street (New York State Route 384) at Webster Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
North Tonawanda The home of the Civil War's most famous army scout Col. Lewis S. Payne 1819-1898 In grateful remembrance Company D, "Eagle" regiment N.Y. Volunteers, "Reactivated"Map (db m166334) WM
16New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Once Around is Never Enough — Carousels and More
On Thompson Street at Vandervoort Street, on the left when traveling east on Thompson Street.
Carousels and Rides Made Here Over 3,000 hand-carved wooden carousels were made in this factory. Portable carousels were set up at carnivals around the country and stationary units were the main attraction at many early 1900s resorts. Many . . . Map (db m75522) HM
17New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Proud Tribute is Here Paid
On Payne Avenue 0.1 miles south of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling south.
Proud tribute is here paid to the citizens of North Tonawanda who answered the call to the colors in World War II. Roll of Honor. [6 panels of names left, 6 panels of names right, one supplemental plaque of names right] [center panel]: Killed in . . . Map (db m80166) WM
18New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Raymond P. Klimek Veterans Park
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
Raymond P. Klimek Veterans Park As renamed by a resolution passed by the Common Council on August 4, 2009 and Rededicated on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2009 Mayor Honorable Lawrence V. Soos Common Council President Catherine G. . . . Map (db m162372) WM
19New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Roll of Honor
On Webster Street at Sweeney Street, on the right when traveling south on Webster Street.
North Tonawanda's Sons They gave their all in the World War. 1917-1917 •—•—• [37 names]Map (db m80194) WM
20New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — Sweeney Cemetery
On Payne Avenue 0.1 miles south of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling north.
This Cemetery was founded on Feb 12, 1868 as the Col. John Sweeney Rural Cemetery Association. Many graves are from the Tonawanda Burying Grounds formerly located along the Niagara River south of Tonawanda Creek. In 1921, the cemetery was . . . Map (db m80189) HM
21New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — The "Highspeed Line"
Near River Road (New York State Route 265) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429).
The "Highspeed Line" was officially opened June 9, 1918. For a long time it was the fastest mode of transportation between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The travel time between the foot of Main Street in Buffalo and the foot of Falls Street in Niagara . . . Map (db m80285) HM
22New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans
On River Road (New York State Route 266) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429), on the left when traveling north.
A tribute to all Seabees, past - present - future. Built by the members of N.S.V.A. Island X-8 of the Niagara Frontier, Tonawanda, NY. CMA3 Marvin Glen Shields, NCB Team 1104. Citation: For action on 10 June 1965 at Dong Xoai, Vietnam, the . . . Map (db m80495) WM
23New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — U.S. Navy Seabees - Where They Served — The Origin of the Seabees
On River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north.
The Origin of the SEABEES Insignia & Name by Frank J. Lafrate     Originator Early in January of 1942, while working as a plan file clerk at the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, Civilian and Naval engineers would come in . . . Map (db m162374) HM
24New York (Niagara County), North Tonawanda — United States Marines
On River Road (New York State Route 265) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429), on the right when traveling south.
United States Marines Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, born 10 November 1981 - died 22 April 2004. Awarded the Medal of Honor. United States Marine Corps. Mobile Bay, Alabama, August 5, 1864. Semper Fidelis. Cpl. Willard M. Smith. Medal of Honor Recipient. . . . Map (db m80304) WM
 
May. 7, 2021