Military Road

Military Road (HM1RL5)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14207 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 56.228', W 78° 53.596'

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1802

Military Road 1802 —— · · · ——
After the Revolutionary War, the federal government saw the need for a "military highway" from Lewiston to Black Rock, where a planned fortification would guard the entrance to the Niagara River. Cleared in 1802, the road connected Fort Niagara to Fort Tompkins. During the War of 1812, General George McClure (1771- 1850) retreated on Military Road from Fort Niagara to Buffalo after British retaliation for the burning of Newark (now Niagara on the Lake).
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HM NumberHM1RL5
Year Placed2011
Placed ByBlack Rock Heritage Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 671894 N 4755986
Decimal Degrees42.93713333, -78.89326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.228', W 78° 53.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 13.68" N, 78° 53' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 NY-265, Buffalo NY 14207, US
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