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History of Tonawanda, New York, USA

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Tonawanda, New York, USA

The first settlers arrived around 1805. Rapid growth began after the construction of the Erie Canal, completed in 1825. Tonawanda occupies the northwest corner of Erie County and is bounded on the north by the Erie Canal, which here follows Tonawanda Creek.

The town of Tonawanda was established in 1836, by separation from the town of Buffalo (now part of the city of Buffalo). At that time it included land that later became part of the town of Grand Island (established 1852) and the entire city of Tonawanda (established 1903).

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  • 1854 - Tonawanda
    Tonawanda, a port and post-village of Tonawanda township, Erie county, New York, at the intersection of Tonawanda creek with the Niagara river,...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - One J. H. Mower, of Tonawanda, New York, claims to have discovered a new method of sub-aqueous communication, by which he can converse with persons at a distance without cable or other conductor than the water.
    He proposes to establish communication between America and Spain within three months at an expense of not more than $10,000. Electricians discredit...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - The Buffalo and Niagara Falls Drainage Company has been incorporated with $5,000,000 capital.
    The object is to construct a ditch by way of Tonawanda to the bottom of the Niagara gorge, which will be used as a tail race for water motors.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889

  • 1898 - Tonawanda
    Tonawanda is the northwest corner town of Erie county, and is bounded on the north by the river and county of Niagara, on the east by Amherst, on the ...Read MORE...


  • 1904 - Tonawanda - incorporated in 1904


  • 1906
    Tonawanda, a post-village of Erie co., N.Y., on the Niagara River, at the mouth of Tonawanda Creek, 10 miles N. of Buffalo and 11 miles SE. of...Read MORE...


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    Delaware Street, Tonawanda, N.Y.
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  • Tonawanda, New York, USA
    Clinton School, Tonawanda, N.Y.
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  • Tonawanda, New York, USA
    Grand Island North Bridge, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
    Grand Island South Bridge, Tonawanda, N.Y.
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Delaware Street, Tonawanda, N.Y.
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Clinton School, Tonawanda, N.Y.
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Grand Island North Bridge, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Grand Island South Bridge, Tonawanda, N.Y.
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  • 1854 - Tonawanda
    Tonawanda, a port and post-village of Tonawanda township, Erie county, New York, at the intersection of Tonawanda creek with the Niagara river,... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - One J. H. Mower, of Tonawanda, New York, claims to have discovered a new method of sub-aqueous communication, by which he can converse with persons at a distance without cable or other conductor than the water.
    He proposes to establish communication between America and Spain within three months at an expense of not more than $10,000. Electricians discredit... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - The Buffalo and Niagara Falls Drainage Company has been incorporated with $5,000,000 capital.
    The object is to construct a ditch by way of Tonawanda to the bottom of the Niagara gorge, which will be used as a tail race for water motors. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889
  • 1898 - Tonawanda
    Tonawanda is the northwest corner town of Erie county, and is bounded on the north by the river and county of Niagara, on the east by Amherst, on the ... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - Tonawanda - incorporated in 1904
  • 1906
    Tonawanda, a post-village of Erie co., N.Y., on the Niagara River, at the mouth of Tonawanda Creek, 10 miles N. of Buffalo and 11 miles SE. of... Read MORE...

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