ELMA CENTRE

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Site
Location
2031 Bowen Road, Elma, NY
Lat/Long
42.826974, -78.636188
Grant Recipient
Elma Historical Society
Historic Marker

ELMA CENTRE

Inscription

ELMA CENTRE
PROSPERED AROUND R.R. DEPOT
EST. NEAR HERE CA. 1870.
COAL & LUMBER DEALERS,
BLACKSMITH, SALOON, POST
OFFICE & SCHOOL BUILT NEARBY.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018

Trains serve as important conduit for transporting goods and people. This was especially true in the hamlet of Elma Centre. The local R.R. Depot built ca. 1870, was the heart of the community. With the depot, came coal and lumber dealers, a blacksmith, saloon, post office, and school.