West Main Street Cemetery Site

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The first graveyard in Batavia dated back to 1806. It was known as the West Main Street Cemetery, and was located along the northern banks of the Tonawanda Creek. The town founders didn’t realize the extent to which the Tonawanda Creek regularly flooded, however, and in 1823 it was decided that a new cemetery would be established (Batavia Cemetery) farther east in Batavia. All bodies were moved from West Main Street Cemetery to Batavia, and eventually houses and businesses were built on what was once sacred ground.

Some believe the early settlers of Batavia may have left a few bodies behind, however. That would at least explain why a strange woman, dressed all in grey, is often seen walking along the north banks of the Tonawanda Creek, in exactly the spot where the original cemetery was located.

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Geographic Information

North Side of Tonawanda Creek
Batavia, NY
United States

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43.00139254319119, -78.19795194868777
Genesee County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Batavia, NY (0.6 mi.)
Elba, NY (5.3 mi.)
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Corfu, NY (10.9 mi.)
Le Roy, NY (10.9 mi.)
Pavilion, NY (12.4 mi.)
Wyoming, NY (13.3 mi.)
Bergen, NY (14.2 mi.)


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