Butler, NY Photo Album




aerial view of Butler 1950

AERIAL VIEW OF BUTLER CENTER - 1950


The hamlet of Butler Center was known in the early days as "Frog Point". The road from the bottom left corner is Butler Center Road. The Butler Center Millpond is on the right, and across the road from it is the Sawmill that Jacob Viele, from Saratoga County, built about 1820. It is still operational today. You can see the tombstones of the Butler Center Church Cemetery, and just to the left of the cemetery, is the Methodist Episcopal Church building, with its square belfrey. The church was erected in 1836, and is the oldest Methodist church in Wayne County. It was recently placed on the National Historic Register. On the opposite side of the road, nestled in the trees, is the building that housed the Wing store, owned by Abel Wing. His wife was the former Celia Pomeroy. The road curving to the left near the top of the photo is Crane Road. If this photo were taken today, you would see Butler Town Hall on the right, in the open field past the cemetery.

This photo is from the files of Howard Williams, former Butler Town Historian, and contributed by Leola Crane Sutton.


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Elders of Butler Center Methodist Episcopal Church, 1885

ELDERS OF THE BUTLER CENTER METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH -1885

STANDING: Valois HENDERSON, Joseph WATSON, Andrew SPENCER, Rev. C.E. JEWELL, Callin SCOTT, Seymour ROE, John B. AIKINS, Forest PIERSON

SEATED: Andrew FOX, George CRAMPTON, Hiram COLE, Frank HENDERSON, Samuel AIKINS, Daniel DOTY


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Contributed by Leola Crane Sutton




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