Other Sites Connected to Hiram Edson
Historic Erie Canal
The Hiram Edson Farm is one mile South of the Erie Canal near a section called “Wide Waters”. Much of the old tow road has been made into lovely walking trails. Experience the past – walk those historic paths and learn about the Canal that connected the East with the West. Explore the Erie Canal website to learn more.
Plan a stop in Victor, NY which is only a 25 minute trip from the Hiram Edson Farm. J N Loughborough, another SDA pioneer, was born and raised in this Western New York community. John Loughborough’s decendents are buried in the Victor Village Cemetery. His grandfather, Nathan Loofborough along with four other men built a Methodist Church in Victor in 1820. Cemetery website.
Nearby Rochester is home to many important historic sites. You won’t want to miss the impressive Frederick Douglas Monument, just below Mt. Hope Cemetery, where he, Susan B. Anthony, Angela and Mary Andrews, Anna and Nathaniel White are buried. A map of the cemetery will help you find the markers. Susan B. Anthony’s home is worth a visit, as is the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. If you are interested in photography, you won’t want to miss the George Eastman House and International Museum of Photography and Film.
Visit the Harriet Tubman National Historic Park. Harriet Tubman freed herself from slavery, then went on to rescue some seventy people. Her life is a tribute to her strong faith in God. This is a must visit. www.nps.gov/hart/index.htm. Tour the Willard Memorial Chapel, it is the only complete and original Tiffany chapel know to exist. www.willard-chapel.org.
Roosevelt SDA Church
Visit the Historic Roosevelt SDA Church near Fulton, NY. Across the road from the church is the Roosevelt cemetery where Hiram Edson and his second wife, Esther Persons Edson, are buried. Address: 160 Nassau Rd, Roosevelt, NY 11575, USA
Phone: +1 516-442-0975
Hiram Edson’s first wife, Effa Christler Edson and their son George are buried at the Riverview cemetery, Clifton Springs NY, which is 1.7 miles from the Hiram Edson Farm. www.findagrave.com/cemetery/65834/riverview-cemetery.
Various Other Areas Nearby
Seneca Fall, NY is where to find the Women’s Rights National Historic Park. This is well worth a visit and is free to the public. Near Palmyra, NY is the birthplace of the Latter Day Saints – the Mormons. There are several interesting sites nearby featuring their church history. HillCumorah.org will help you explore these options. When you come to Hiram Edson, schedule enough time to visit Letchworth State Park. It offers over 14,000 acres, along the Genesee River, of deep, wooded gorges, numerous large waterfalls, and so much more! A great experience. www.letchworthpark.com. Only 25 minutes drive from the Hiram Edson Farm is Ganondagan, the site of a Native American community that was a flourishing center for the Seneca people who lived there over 300 years ago. www.ganondagan.org.
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. The 10,00 acre preserve is a significant spot along the Atlantic Flyway and provides crucial habitat for migratory waterfowl and other birds. Bald eagles can be seen in the park. friendsofmontezuma.org.
The Women’s Rights National Park, the Women’s National Hall of Fame and It’s A Wonderful Life Museum are located in the nearby village of Seneca Falls.
Near Palmyra, NY is the birthplace of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. There are several interesting sites nearby featuring their church history. HillCumorah.org.