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Our Genealogy Helper for Model City ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Model City (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Model City. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Model City is located in Niagara County.

To see how the shape of New York's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Niagara County: Erie, Genesee & Orleans.

Below are the counties that are near Model City. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Model City:

  • Niagara County     (The home county of Model City)
    • Lewiston [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Niagara County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
    • Dickersonville [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickersonville
      • Dickersonville [Niagara County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickersonville
    • Lewiston [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Niagara County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,572 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<3>
    • Colonial Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
      • Colonial Village [Niagara County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
    • Porter Center [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter Center
      • Porter Center [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter Center
    • Porter [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter
      • Porter [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter
    • Niagara [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
      • Niagara [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niagara have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara
    • Varsity Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varsity Village
      • Varsity Village [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Model City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varsity Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varsity Village
    • Ransomville [Niagara County]
    • Youngstown [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngstown
      • Youngstown [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngstown<3>
    • Harrison Grove [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Grove
      • Harrison Grove [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Grove
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<3>
  • Erie County
    • Grand Island [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Island
      • Grand Island [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Island
    • Grandyle Village [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandyle Village
      • Grandyle Village [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandyle Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandyle Village
    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,755 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonawanda<3>
    • Ferry Village [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Village
      • Ferry Village [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Village
    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
    • Getzville [Erie County]
    • Kenmore [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmore
      • Kenmore [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmore<3>
    • Amherst [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Swormville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swormville
      • Swormville [Erie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swormville
    • Williamsville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsville
      • Williamsville [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville<3>
    • Wolcottsburg [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcottsburg
      • Wolcottsburg [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcottsburg
  • Genesee County
    • Amherst [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Genesee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Basom [Genesee County]
    • Pembroke [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Genesee County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Corfu [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corfu
      • Corfu [Genesee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corfu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corfu<3>
    • Darien [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [Genesee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darien
    • Oakfield [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
    • Oakfield [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,681 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakfield<3>
    • Batavia [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
    • Elba [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Genesee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba<3>
  • Orleans County
    • Jeddo [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeddo
      • Jeddo [Orleans County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeddo
    • Lakewood Village [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood Village
      • Lakewood Village [Orleans County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood Village
    • Medina [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [Orleans County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<3>
    • Ridgeway [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Orleans County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Shelby [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Orleans County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Lyndonville [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndonville
      • Lyndonville [Orleans County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndonville<3>
    • Yates [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Orleans County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
    • Barre [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barre
      • Barre [Orleans County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,843 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barre
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Gaines [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaines
      • Gaines [Orleans County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaines
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<3>
    • Carlton [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Orleans County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,811 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
  • Wyoming County
    • Bennington [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Wyoming County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Model City, see our County-by-County Page for Model City.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Model City ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Model City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Model City. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Model City and those printed in the larger area surrounding Model City.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Model City.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Model City:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Ontario

Cemeteries Near Model City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Model City.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Model City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Dickersonville Cemetery
  • Stella Niagara Sisters of St. Francis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stella Niagara Sisters of St. Francis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stella Niagara Sisters of St. Francis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella Niagara Sisters of St. Francis Cemetery
  • Lewiston Village Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lewiston Village Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lewiston Village Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston Village Cemetery
  • Riverdale Cemetery
  • Holy Trinity Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    • Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
    • St. Michaels Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Michaels Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Michaels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Michaels Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Field / Vrooman / Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Field / Vrooman / Brown Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Field / Vrooman / Brown Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Field / Vrooman / Brown Cemetery has also been known as:
      • River Road Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Field / Vrooman / Brown Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Towers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Towers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Towers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towers Cemetery
    • St. Andrew Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrew Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrew Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrew Lutheran Cemetery
    • Mt. View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. View Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Model City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Model City.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Model City, with the one closest to Model City listed first.

  • Lewiston [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
    • Lewiston [Niagara County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Model City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 633 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,572 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lewiston had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<3>
  • Sanborn [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanborn
    • Sanborn [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 358 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sanborn had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanborn<3>
  • Pekin [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pekin
    • Pekin [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Model City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pekin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pekin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pekin
  • Ransomville [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ransomville
    • Ransomville [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Model City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 462 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ransomville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ransomville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ransomville<3>
  • Youngstown [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngstown
    • Youngstown [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Model City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 490 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,833 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Youngstown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngstown<3>
  • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Model City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,502 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Niagara Falls had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<3>
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    • Bergholtz [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergholtz
      • Bergholtz [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bergholtz had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergholtz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • La Salle [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Salle
      • La Salle [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Model City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 273 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, La Salle had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Salle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johnsburg
      • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 226 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Johnsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johnsburg
    • Shawnee [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
      • Shawnee [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shawnee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Ridge [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Ridge
      • North Ridge [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Model City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 167 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Wilson [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Wilson
      • South Wilson [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Model City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Wilson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beach Ridge [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Ridge
      • Beach Ridge [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beach Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Ridge
    • Mapleton [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mapleton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Model City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,793 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Tonawanda had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Model City. See our List of 1890's Communities around Model City.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Model City ...

While our initial data about Model City came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Model City in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Model City.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of New York (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Model City. See our Misc Page for Model City for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within New York

About Niagara County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Model City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Niagara County: www.niagaracounty.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Model City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Model City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Model CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Model City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1851, Longitude: -78.9837       In this case, the coordinates for Model City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Model City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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