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South Barre

Barre Town, Orleans County, NY

This hamlet is located on the Oak Orchard Road about three miles southeast of Barre Center, and in the early days boasted a log hotel, but it never acquired the dignity of a village. About 1836 Christopher Brittain started a small foundry for the manufacture of plows, etc., but the business ceased at his death some ten years later. For half a dozen years following 1827 Lewis and Charles Genung built a number of their stationary threshing machines which were said to be the first of the kind manufactured in Western New York. The place also had a store or two and a wagon and blacksmith shop. Ozias S. Church was postmaster for 20 years. [1]

  1. Signor, Hon. Isaac S., editor, Landmarks of Orleans County New York, D. Mason & Company publishers, Syracuse, 1894

Street Names
Angevine Road • Oak Orchard Road • Route 98