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Niagara County, NY History

Niagara County, New York

We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and local history from Niagara County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.


Now Available for Download


The Niagara County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  The authors gave Niagara County good coverage as the upstate counties go.  In any event, this is an important part of the historical record of the county and deserves to be seen.  In addition to the seven pages (including map) about the county itself, we are including the section from Mather & Brockett providing the land grants and patents that underlie the state.  7++ pages, in PDF format.  Download now for $2.75.

 Niagara County NY in Mather & Brockett (1848)

 The Niagara County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Niagara County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  The localities mentioned in boldface type in this chapter are:  Cambria, Pekin, North Ridge, Hartland, Johnsons Creek, Hartland Corners, Middleport, Lewiston, Dickersonville, South Pekin, Lockport, Wrights Corners, Rapids, Hickory Corners, Newfane, Olcott, Charlotte, Hess Road, Coomer, Niagara, Niagara Falls, Niagara City, La Salle, Pendleton, Pendleton Center, Beach Ridge, Mapleton, Porter, Youngstown, Ransomville, East Porter, Fort Niagara, Royalton, Middleport, Gasport, Orangeport, Reynales Basin, Locust Tree, South Royalton, McNalls Corners, Somerset, County Line, Lake Road, West Somerset, Wheatfield, Bergholtz, Martinsville, Johnsburg, Walmore, Shawnee, Tonawanda, Wilson, East Wilson, South Wilson, and West Wilson.  There's also a picture of the falls, seen from the American side.  10+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.

Niagara County in French's Gazetteer


See also: Hotchkin's History of Western New York State, available on CD-ROM.

See also:  relevant material in the NYS Canal Commissioners Report for 1878 available for download on our New York State Miscellany page.


First publicationWe have a set of photographs by a loyal, long-time customer of ours (who also has been a contributor to several of our CDs) of Niagara Falls.  This set is special, because it was taken when the American side of Niagara Falls was shut down "for repairs" a few decades ago.  We'll be publishing them as a download shortly.  Be sure to check back!


Niagara County was separated from Genesee County in 1808.  You may also want to consult our Genesee County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.

Erie County was subsequently removed from Niagara County.  See our Erie County page for more information.


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