W. AURORA CHURCH

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Event
Location
1807 Mill Road, West Falls, NY
Lat/Long
42.724327, -78.665773
Grant Recipient
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Historic Marker

W. AURORA CHURCH

Inscription

W. AURORA CHURCH
EST. 1810, BUILDING
DEDICATED IN 1832.
ABOLITIONIST AND FORMER
SLAVE SOJOURNER TRUTH
SPOKE HERE OCT. 1, 1868.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018

Built in 1810, the W. Aurora Church is one of the oldest churches in western New York and was a site for abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad. On October 1, 1868 abolitionist and former slave Sojourner Truth spoke there.