SIGNIFICANT SIGHTS and SITES
WAYNE COUNTY, N.Y.
The three photos below and two on the next page were taken by Rick Ferris when
he visited Wayne County back in May 1996.
This picture is the Ferris homestead on the east side of Hadden Road, about two
miles south of Pilgrim's Rest. The house is over
100 years old and has been continuously occupied, though not always by Ferris family members. O'Connell
Ferris (1915-1992) sold all but two acres containing two houses and out buildings when he could no longer
farm it himself.
The Wayne County Court House on Church Street in Lyons, taken from the Village Square. On the other
side of the square on Pearl Street, behind me as I took this picture, is the County Clerk's Office. They
have records storage on the ground floor and in the basement. The County Historian is located on the
second floor, above the Clerk's Office.
The Wayne County Museum on Butternut Street. Built in 1854 as the Sheriff's residence and Jail, the
building still has cells upstairs, used for storage. The Wayne County Historical Society runs the museum
and has a gift shop inside. The museum takes up the entire basement, most of the ground floor and a small
barn out back.
Contributed by Richard L. Ferris of Aiea, Hawaii
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