The Pioneer History of
 Orleans County, NY
Appendix, Part I

By Arad Thomas

Online Edition by Holice & Deb

 

APPENDIX.

Towns in Orleans County --Their organization --Villages in Orleans County --Table of Elevations -- Members of Assembly Elected from Orleans County Since its Organization -- County Clerks of Orleans County -- County Treasurers--County Superintendents of Common Schools -- First Judges of Orleans County Courts -- District Attorneys of Orleans County -- Sheriffs of Orleans County -- Surrogates of Orleans County -- First Courts of Record -- Supervisors of the Different Towns in Orleans County Since Their Organization

 

TOWNS IN ORLEANS COUNTY.

TOWNS

WHEN FORMED

FROM WHAT TAKEN

Batavia

March 30th, 1802

Batavia, is now divided into other towns, and not known by that name in Orleans County

Barre

March 6th, 1818

From Gaines

Carlton*

April 13th, 1822

From Gaines and Ridgeway*

Clarendon

Feb. 23rd, 1821

From Sweden

Gaines

Feb. 14th, 1816

From Ridgeway

Kendall

April 7th, 1837

From Murray

Ridgeway

June 8th, 1812

From Batavia

Shelby

March 6th, 1818

From Ridgeway

Yates †

April 17th, 1822

From Ridgeway †

*The town of Carlton was originally named, "Oak Orchard," and was changed to "Carlton" in 1825.

† The town of Yates was originally named, "Northton," and was changed to Yates, January 21st, 1823.

VILLAGES IN ORLEANS COUNTY

NAMES

WHEN INCORPORATED

 

Albion*

April 21st, 1828

Incorporated by Special Act.

Gaines †

April 26th, 1832

Incorporated by Special Act.

Holley

July 1st, 1850

Incorporated by General Act.

Medina

March 2d, 1832

Incorporated by Special Act.

*Albion was originally named "Newport," and the name changed to Albion when it was incorporated as a village.

† the village of Gaines has ceased to use its corporate franchises.

 

THE FOLLOWING LIST OF ELEVATIONS IS TAKEN FROM O'REILY'S HISTORY OF ROCHESTER AND WESTERN NEW YORK.

Lake Erie level of tide water is

570 feet

Top of Niagara Falls is below Lake Erie

66

Bottom of Niagara Falls below Lake Erie

226

Lake Ontario below Lake Erie

320

Canal at Albion below Lake Erie

64

Erie Canal at Albion Above Lake Ontario is

266

Middle Falls, Genesee river, at Rochester, perpendicular pitch,

96

Canal in Orleans County, level above tide water

509

Distance from Albion by canal to Albany

293 Miles

From Albion to Buffalo

59

From Albion to Rochester

34

 

The descent given to cause a flow of water between locks in the Erie Canal does not vary much from one inch in a mile.

 

Distance from Albion by railroad to Suspension Bridge

44-1/2 Miles

From Albion to Rochester

30-3/4 Miles

The Pioneer History of Orleans County, NY, By Arad Thomas

 

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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