Historic Marker Text
Year Approved
Location
City/Town
BLOSSOM
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY KNOWN AS
EBENEZERS NAMED THIS HAMLET
UPPER EBENEZER IN 1844.
NAME WAS CHANGED TO
BLOSSOM CA. 1866.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2016
2016 431 Main Street

Lat. 42.8565, Long. -78.6932
Elma
SPRING BROOK
BY 1848 THIS HAMLET WAS
NAMED FOR A BROOK
WHOSE WATERS CROSSED
THE AURORA PLANK RD NOW
KNOWN AS SENECA STREET.
WILLIAM G POMEROY FOUNDATION 2015
2015 6211 Seneca Street

Lat N42° 49' 15.06" Long W78° 40' 45.85"
Spring Brook
C.E. HOUSEL HOME
W.S. & C.E. HOUSEL PRIVATE BANK
CLOSED ABRUPTLY MARCH 1929.
DEPOSITORS LOST NEARLY ALL
THEIR FUNDS. C.E. HOUSEL
FOUND GUILTY OF FRAUD.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2015
2015 S. Lake Ave

Lat N43° 4' 46.48" Long W77° 56' 39.24"
Bergen
ST. PETER'S UCC
COMPLETED IN 1857 BY A
GROUP OF IMMIGRANTS FROM
GERMANY, SERVICES WERE IN
GERMAN UNTIL 1929. CHURCH
MOVED FROM ROAD IN 1980.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2014
2014 1475 Orchard Park Road   

Lat N42° 50' 18.26" Long W78° 47' 21.20"

 
West Seneca

FIRST RAILROAD
THE BUFFALO & NIAGARA FALLS
RAILWAY, THE FIRST WESTERN
NEW YORK STEAM RAILWAY, CUT
THROUGH DENSE FOREST HERE
BY MILITARY ROAD IN 1836.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2013

 

2013 Buffalo and Niagara Falls Road

Lat N43° 4' 44.04"N Long W79° 0' 25.54"

 
Tonowanda
ERIE CANAL SITE
TO AVOID THE STRONG CURRENT
OF THE MIGHTY NIAGARA RIVER
THE ERIE CANAL WAS BUILT
ADJACENT TO THE RIVER FROM
HERE TO BUFFALO IN 1825.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2013
2013 Towpath and South Niagara St.

Lat N43° 0' 51.25" Long W78° 53' 46.86"
Tonowanda
WEST BOSTON
A GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH
WAS ORGANIZED 1834 WITH 20
MEMBERS. REV. JACOB BASTIAN
SERVED FOR MANY YEARS. ALL
THAT REMAINS IS A CEMETERY
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 8298 Feddick Road

Lat N42° 39' 15.65" Long W78° 48' 22.99"
Hamburg
PETER B. PORTER
GENERAL, CONGRESSMAN AND
LATER SEC. OF WAR, LIVED
HERE UNTIL HIS HOME WAS
DESTROYED BY THE BRITISH AT
THE BURNING OF BUFFALO 1813 
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 1270 Niagara St

Lat N42° 55' 5.97" Long W78° 53' 58.40"
Buffalo
BENNET CEMETERY
EARLY CHEEKTOWAGA CEMETERY.
OLDEST STONE DATED 1819.
GRAVES OF ARMITAGE, BENNET,
ADAMS, DAVIS, DOAT, WATTS,
BOOTHROY & OTHER FAMILIES. 
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 1534 Walden Ave

Lat N42° 54' 24.80" Long W78° 46' 54.28"
Cheektowaga
BIG FLATS
SITE OF SENECA INDIAN
VILLAGE CA 1780-1842
LATER KNOWN AS MILFORD OR
HURD OR BRIGGS MILLS
AND THEN ELMA VILLAGE 
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 3011 Bowen Rd

Lat N42° 51' 3.90" Long W78° 38' 22.28"
Elma
ERASTUS GRANGER
SENECA INDIAN AGENT, JUDGE,
POST MASTER & COLLECTOR OF
PORT, LIVED HERE 1806-1826.
HE RALLIED SENECA TO DEFEND 
BUFFALO DURING WAR OF 1812
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 Sec 20 of Forest Lawn Cemetery

Lat N42° 55' 23.72" Long W78° 52' 2.44"

 
Buffalo
HULL HOUSE
FEDERAL STYLE STONE HOUSE
BUILT CA. 1810 BY WARREN HULL
REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERAN
AND HOLLAND LAND
PURCHASE SETTLER. 
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 5976 Genesee Street at Pavement Rd

Lat N42° 56' 46.05" Long W78° 37' 20.16"

 
Lancaster
CLARKSBURG
EST.1819.NAMED FOR EARLY
SETTLER SIMEON CLARK, WHO
BUILT A SAWMILL & GRISTMILL
NEAR HERE CA. 1820.  FIRST
SCHOOL ESTABLISHED CA 1839. 
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 New Oregon Road near school house

Lat N42° 36' 28.62" Long W78° 49' 8.5"

 
Eden
JACK BERRY'S TOWN
LARGEST POST REVOLUTIONARY
SENECA INDIAN VILLAGE
OCCUPIED THIS SITE
1780-1840 
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2012
2012 Memorial Park, Clinton St. & Union Rd

Lat N42° 51' 17.67" Long W78° 45' 15.85"

 
West Seneca