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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wilson, New York

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1New York (Niagara County), Wilson — A Solemn Tribute to the Men and Women of Wilson who Served
A solemn tribute to the men and women of Wilson who served with distinction in the armed forces of the United States of America in every theatre of operation in World War I, World War II and Korean War. A memorial to the imperishable glory of those . . . Map (db m78766) WM
2New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Beach Treasures — Wilson Tuscarora State Park
Beaches occur along the shoreline of a body of water where waves or currents deposit and rework sand, gravel, pebbles, cobble, and shell fragments. Longshore drift, an important natural process in the formation of a beach, occurs when loose . . . Map (db m79575) HM
3New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Billy Sherman — Confederate Horse
Billy Sherman Confederate horse captured by L.N. Pratt, 1st Bugler Co. M., N.Y. Lt. Arty. at Battle of Chattanooga Riden by him in Sherman's March to the Sea Died 1887 - 32 yrs.Map (db m70060) HM WM
4New York (Niagara County), Wilson — 421 — Billy Sherman
Billy Sherman Nearby lies Billy Sherman Confederate war horse captured in Chattanooga, TN by Lorenzo Pratt of Wilson. Billy died 1889, age about 32. Map (db m117765) HM
5New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit
Birthplace of Private Ira S. Pettit 1841-1864 Diary of a Dead Man Buried at Camp Sumter, Ga.Map (db m70195) HM
6New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Brick Kiln
Brick Kiln built on this site by Frederick Kruse ca. 1884 Furnished bricks for most homes in Wilson Map (db m125968) HM
7New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Corner of Pettit and Bay Street
Pettit Street runs between Harbor and Lake Streets and was the link between the village merchants on Young Street and Wilson Harbor. After the railroad was established, Pettit Street was the route that visitors from all over Western New York and . . . Map (db m75033) HM
8New York (Niagara County), Wilson — First School House
First School House Built on This Site in 1820. Almira Welch, First Teacher.Map (db m70495) HM
9New York (Niagara County), Wilson — 391 — Greenwood
Greenwood a rural cemetery ca. 1838 Veterans of Revolutionary Civil, Crimean, Spanish Amer., World Wars I & II and later wars rest here. Map (db m110821) HM
10New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Greenwood Cemetery
In the 1850's, Luther Wilson (son of our founder, Reuben Wilson) donated the land for this cemetery, which the Greenwood Cemetery Association was formed to oversee. The cemetery's name was derived from the huge pines that occupy the property. The . . . Map (db m74186) HM
11New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Greenwood Veterans' Memorial Park
The idea for the building of Greenwood Veterans' Memorial Park was that of Floyd "Red" Clark. Started in 2005, it was initially intended to be a memorial to the residents of the Wilson area who served in World War II. However, during . . . Map (db m78760) HM WM
12New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Hojack Park
June 1978. Donated by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Badger.Map (db m73817) HM
13New York (Niagara County), Wilson — 579 — Lake Island Park
Lake Island Park Popular amusement park opened ca. 1889. Included water slide, ball field & dance pavilion. Became Tuscarora Park Club in 1923. Map (db m141612) HM
14New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Lake Island Park, Wintergreen Island, Tugwell Island & Clark Island
Lake Island Park, established in the 1890's, was a popular tourist destination for those from Western New York, Rochester and the Toronto area. It originally consisted of a broad area around this site, including what is now the Tuscarora Yacht Club. . . . Map (db m74976) HM
15New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Lake Shore Rarities — Year 'Round Birding Possibilities — Natural History —
Migrants and Irruptives. Migrating birds follow regular routes between breeding and non-breeding areas twice each year. The timing for each specie is about the same every year. Irruptive migrations do not happen every year. Irruptions occur in . . . Map (db m79557) HM
16New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Lake Street and Young Street
Young Street and Lake Street. This large cobblestone building was built in 1844 as the home of Luther Wilson. Luther was the eldest child of Reuben Wilson, the founder of our town. In 1890, the families of Luther Wilson and his son Reuben F. Wilson . . . Map (db m70538) HM
17New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Log Cabin
Log Cabin circa 1823 built by Jesse SmithMap (db m70276) HM
18New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Morgan Johnson House — 1844
Site of first adult evening classes taught here in 1817 by Luther Wilson.Map (db m68917) HM
19New York (Niagara County), Wilson — O'Connell Island — formerly Beccue Island
In the early 1920's, O'Connell Island provided winter access for Sunset Island residents by means of a removable foot bridge placed across Tuscarora Bay. This bridge connected the northwestern area of O'Connell Island to the old Island Store on . . . Map (db m71289) HM
20New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Park and Harbor Streets
In the 1890's, Park Street was originally built as a land access to Lake Island Park from Harbor Street. Wilson Harbor was a resort area for people from all over Western New York (especially Buffalo, Rochester, and Niagara Falls) who would arrive by . . . Map (db m74375) HM
21New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Pettit Street and Chestnut Street
The Baptist Church standing here today was erected in 1920 after a fire consumed the old frame church on July 3, 1917. The frame church with its twin towers was erected around 1880 and had replaced the original stone church built in 1843. Frame . . . Map (db m75034) HM
22New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Port of Entry Marker and Wilson Boat House
This stone commemorates Wilson Harbor as a Port of Entry. The early growth of Wilson Harbor was spearheaded by Luther Wilson (first son of our founder Reuben Wilson). In the late 1800's this area contained many boathouses and storehouses, used to . . . Map (db m71438) HM
23New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Randall Road Cemetery
Asa Randall 1788- 1858, Mary W. Randall 1787-1847, Asa Randall Jr. 1823-1847, Tim Bachelder 1788-1834, George T. Parker 1824-1904, Erminda Parker 1825-1906, Marion W. Parker 1850-1850, Miron W. Morton 1832-1835.Map (db m72257) HM
24New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Randall Road Schoolhouse
Built 1861 Moved to Museum Grounds August 6, 1996 Wilson Historical SocietyMap (db m74269) HM
25New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Reuben Wilson
Reuben Wilson, founder of the Town of Wilson landed near this site, June, 1810.Map (db m70356) HM
26New York (Niagara County), Wilson — 753 — Rexford G. Tugwell
Rexford G. Tugwell 1891-1979. Wilson resident & member of FDR's Brain Trust. Gov. of Puerto Rico 1941-1946. Cabin moved here ca. 1980. Used as his writing retreat. Map (db m164717) HM
27New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Schooner Fleetwing — Artist: Huntington
The Fleetwing was built in 1863, in Wilson Harbor by Alexander McNutt for owners John V. Pease, Benjamin Dearborn and Orrin Quick. Registered in Brighton, Ontario, she measured 89 feet by 19 feet and weighed roughly 20 tons. In 1864, the Fleetwing . . . Map (db m141613) HM
28New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson
Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson Founder of the Town of WilsonMap (db m70543) HM
29New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Tabor Bridge
Dr. Hiram B. Tabor, Wilson Physician for 45 years, built this house beside bridge in 1846 on land acquired from Simon Sheldon.Map (db m71274) HM
30New York (Niagara County), Wilson — The Government Piers at Twelve Mile Creek, Wilson, New York
The piers at Wilson were originally built out of wooden “cribbing” and filled with large stone, the work being done around the 1850’s. Pier decking was comprised of wooden planks. During this period, and well into the 1990’s, the piers . . . Map (db m138832) HM
31New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Toronto Skyline
You are looking at Lake Ontario, which is approximately 6,000 years old, 193 miles long, 53 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 802 feet. In surface area, Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes. The largest waterway feeding into the lake is . . . Map (db m74221) HM
32New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served their country in times of armed conflict in order to preserve the principals and ideals upon which our country was founded.Map (db m117768) WM
33New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Vietnam Memorial in Memory of 1st Lt. Michael E. Witkop
Vietnam Memorial In Memory of 1st Lt. Michael E. Witkop of Wilson who gave his life in South Vietnam May 18, 1943 - October 25, 1968 Map (db m78767) WM
34New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Welcome to Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park is located in Niagara County along the south shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of Twelve-Mile Creek. Established in 1965, the park encompasses approximately 386 acres where visitors can swim, fish, canoe, birdwatch, and . . . Map (db m79572) HM
35New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845 — Wilson Union Free School 1869
Site of Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845, Wilson Union Free School 1869. Rebuilt in 1900.Map (db m79933) HM
36New York (Niagara County), Wilson — Wilson Harbor — Boards, Boats, and Beaches
What's the attraction? The shelter and beauty of Tuscarara Bay has attracted settlers, merchants, and vacationers since the early 1800s. The focus of the attraction has changed over time, and so has the very shape of the bay, but Wilson Harbor . . . Map (db m71536) HM
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Jul. 4, 2022