Smith Alley

Smith Alley (HM1K16)

Location: Hamburg, NY 14075 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 42.95', W 78° 49.845'

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The Family of Ezekiel Smith

Ezekiel Smith and his large family had settled, in about 1806, in the area which is now the intersection of Abbott and Newton Roads within what was then the original, larger Town of Hamburg. The family established a series of grist mills on local creeks, with the last mill being on Eighteenmile Creek just west of the present South Buffalo Street bridge in the Village of Hamburg. (Later owners of this mill were named Long, Riest, Bastian and Schoepflin.) Smith's Mills was the earliest name, beginning about 1820, for this early settlement which grew westward and was later known as White's Corners prior to the incorporation of the Village of Hamburg in 1874. The house dating to 1815 and still standing at No. 40 South Buffalo Street was owned by Richard Smith, a son of Ezekiel. Richard Smith, in 1814, became one of the first supervisors of the Town of Hamburg, the Town having been incorporated in 1812.
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HM NumberHM1K16
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByHamburg Historic Preservation Commission
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] WILLIAM KIRST   
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 677628 N 4731540
Decimal Degrees42.71583333, -78.83075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 42.95', W 78° 49.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 42' 57" N, 78° 49' 50.7" W
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Area Code(s)716, 718
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-114 US-62, Hamburg NY 14075, US
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Attached to the wall of the Alley.

Mar 3, 2017 at 8:16am PST by moonsun21

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