Job Hoisington Buffalo's 1812 War Hero

Job Hoisington Buffalo's 1812 War Hero (HMHJZ)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14201 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 54.154', W 78° 53.15'

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A hero was born when "Gallant" Job Hoisington sacrificed his life at this location on Dec. 30, 1813. During a battle between Capt. Hull's US Army Militia and British forces with their Native allies, the 51-year old Hoisington single-handedly held back the enemy at what is now the intersection of Porter and Plymouth Aves. Job's fellow militia-men escaped a certain death and Job's family, along with other innocent villagers, were spared the time to flee one of the worst horrors of the war of 1812: the Burning of Buffalo! Job's body was found at this spot in spring 1814, just months before the historic War of 1812 ended.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByKleinhans Community Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 672597 N 4752163
Decimal Degrees42.90256667, -78.88583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.154', W 78° 53.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 9.24" N, 78° 53' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 453 Porter Ave, Buffalo NY 14201, US
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