A Short Savannah, NY History
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The Town of Savannah, NY was formed on November 24, 1824. What Town was Savannah formed from?  The Town of Savannah, NY was formed from Galen on November 24, 1824.

In what order, among the towns in Wayne County, NY was the Town Of Savannah, NY settled?   Savannah was the last town settled in Wayne County, NY.>

According to 'French's 1860 Gazetteer of the State of New York'...Who first settled the area that became the Town of Savannah, NY in 1812?  According to 'French's 1860 Gazetteer of the State of New York'...The first settlement in the Town of Savannah, NY was made by Elias Converse and Joseph Mozier in 1812.>

The Galen Salt Works of an early period were located in the Town of Savannah, NY.  What consequence caused their operation to be discontinued?  The Galen Salt Works were discontinued in consequence of the successful completion of the 'Salina Salt Works', owing to the superior brine which those works produced.>

How did Wayne County derive its' name?  The County was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne whose victory over the confederated Indian Tribes made possible the 1794 treaty that assured western N.Y. to the United States.>

The open marsh in the south-west portion of the town of Savannah, NY produced a coarse grass.  This coarse grass was used in the manufacture of a product by two businesses in Clyde, NY in 1867.  What product was manufactured from this thick coarse grass?  The open marsh in the south-west portion of the Town of Savannah, NY produced a coarse grass which was used in the manufacture of 'Printing Paper' by 2 paper mills in operation in Clyde, NY in 1867.>

Who were the first couple married in the Town of Savannah, NY?  The first marriage in the Town of Savannah, NY was that of Geo Fredenburgh (or Vredenburgh) and Sally Converse.  Their child was the first child born in the town.>

Who taught the first school in Savannah, NY in 1817?  Lorin Brown taught the first school in the Town of Savannah, NY in 1817.>

Who was the first preacher in the Town of Savannah, NY?  Rev. Mr. Wiers (Bap.) was the first preacher in the Town of Savannah, NY.>

The first Town Meeting in Savannah, NY was held in a 'Tavern', located one half mile east of Crusoe Lake on April 1825.  What was the name of this 'Tavern'?  The first Town Meeting in Savannah, NY was held in a 'Tavern' Called "The Crusoe House" (built in 1824).>

Who erected the first 'Saw-Mill' in the Town of Savannah, NY?  The first 'Saw-Mill' in the Town of Savannah, NY was Royal Torry.>

Who built and ran the first 'Blacksmith Shop' in the Town of Savannah, NY in 1854?  Joseph Remer built and ran the first 'Balcksmith Shop' in Savannah, NY in 1854.>

In what year was the direct line of the N.Y. Central Railroad constructed through the Town of Savannah, NY?  In 1853-54 the direct line of the N.Y. Central Railroad was constructed through the Town of Savannah, NY.>

The former "Village" of Savannah, NY was located almost entirely on two 600 acre lots in the original Military Tract Township Number 27.  What was the name given to Military Tract Township number 27, and what were the two lot numbers?  The old Village of Savannah, NY located almost entirely lots 64 & 65 of Township 27 (Galen).  When the lots in this town were balloted to be provided bounty land to revolutionary war soldiers, these two lots were reserved for gospel and schools.>

Who built the first house in the area of the "Village" of Savannah, NY about 1825?  The first house built in the area of the "Village" of Savannah, NY was put up by Archibald Munson about 1825.>

Who built and kept the first store in the old "Village" of Savannah, NY in 1854?  The first store in the "Village" of Savannah, NY was built and kept by John Evans in 1854.>

Who was the first President of the Savannah, NY Village Board of Trustees?  The first President of the Savannah, NY Village Board of Trustees was Mr. Hiram Dieffendorff.




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