Telegraph Road

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3411-3551 Nunda-Dansville Rd (Rt.436)
Dansville, NY
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Telegraph Road
Route of New York and Erie telegraph line constructed in 1848 under the supervision of Ezra Cornell founder of Cornell University


By the State Education Department — 1932

What was there

The New York and Erie telegraph line was 440 miles long and followed public roads from the city of New York, through Harlem, White Plains, Sing Sing, Peekskill, Newburgh, Goshen, Middletown, Honesdale, Montrose, Binghamton, Ithaca, Dansville, Nunda and Pike through Fredonia.  The cost was $250 per mile for the first wire and $100 per mile for each additional wire.

What is there now

Rural farmland along Route 436.

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