Site of First Permanent Settlement - Town of Pembroke
Posted by: Rayman
N 42° 59.705 W 078° 22.489
17T E 713996 N 4763613
Quick Description: A New York historical marker along route 5 in the Town of Pembroke.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2007 5:41:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM24GP
David Goss, coming from Massachusetts in 1804, took up land on the Holland Purchase. His dwelling, which he converted into a tavern, was the first Public House in the Township.
To the West 3.25 miles on this, the Old Buffalo Road, stood another tavern. Legend has it that a would-be quest, identifying herself as the "Duchess of Sligo", so riled "Inn-Keeper Blodgett" that he then retorted, "I am the Earl of Pembroke" (and you cannot stay)
His tavern was henceforth known as the "Earl of Pembroke's Castle"
Richville became Pembroke
Marker Name: Site of First Permanent Settlement - Town of Pembroke
Marker Type: Roadside
Agency: Town of Pembroke Bicentennial Committee
City/Town/Village Name: Pembroke
Region: Niagara Frontier (Region 2)
Dedication Date: Not Listed
Website: Not listed
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