Town of Wilson
Map Site 30: Lake Road

Built by the U.S military in 1811 between Fort Niagara and Van Horn’s Mill on 18 Mile Creek in Newfane.

The Lake Road was built in 1811 by the U.S. Army to facilitate the transportation of grain and flour between Fort Niagara and Van Horn’s Mill. Van Horn’s was the only grist mill west of the Genesee River. The Army was using the mill to process flour for use at Fort Niagara.


 

 

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