Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway
—History & Historical Landmarks —Originally named Buffum Mills, Colden was renamed after the post office was moved to the Buffum Inn in 1833. Colden residents have served their country in many conflicts from the American Revolution to the present time. In front of you is our beautiful Veteran's Wall dedicated to the Men and Women who served so we may enjoy our freedoms today. Follow the brick path, look over the creek and to the right you will see a white picket fence and back of the white plank building known as the Buffum Inn. This building was constructed in 1828 by Richard Buffum, who in 1810 was the town's first settler. The town's first inn also housed a post office and held many community meetings. To visit this building, head to your right from here, make a left at the main corners, and look for the third building down on the left. As you visit the Buffum Inn, note the Union Church across the road, built in 1859. In 1938 it became a Methodist Church. Buffum Inn. Turn around from this location and note the two wooden buildings across the street on Rt. 240. The one on the left was named the Colden Hotel, built in 1850 by John Hedges. Fine wines, liquors, hospitality and cigars were always on hand. The building on the right of the hotel began as a general sporting goods store and became the Valley Ski Haus in 1959.
|Placed By||Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 689825 N 4723785|
|Decimal Degrees||42.64313333, -78.68450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 38.588', W 78° 41.07'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 38' 35.28" N, 78° 41' 4.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8812 State Rd, Colden NY 14033, US|
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