Cemetery – War of 1812

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1072 Wehrle Drive
Williamsville, New York 14221
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Inscription

———->
1/4 mile
War of 1812 cemetery

Erected

State Education Department – 1939

What was there

Unknown.

What is there now

Of all the historic signs that I’ve located, this is one of the few signs that I’ve seen where New York State history did not specifically happen at this location.  In turn, it gives directions in this case to an early American/British cemetery further down the street.

More information

  • This particular cemetery is virtually at the west/northwest end of the runway at the Buffalo International Airport.
  • From the city of Buffalo, following along the Niagara River, and ending at Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario, these areas played a major role dealing with the War of 1812. Either as a battlefield site, barracks or Field Hospital area, or in this case a cemetery for unknown soldiers of both British and American combatants.  Because of the intense battle situation at the time, all too often graves were hastily dug.  The identities of the Fallen remain now known only to God, and in the memories of the families of these individuals.

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Posted: January 5, 2012

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