Marker will be dedicated Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Orleans County officials have a new historic marker under wraps today. The marker will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday.

ALBION – A historic marker, with a log cabin logo, will be dedicated on the courthouse lawn during a 1 p.m. ceremony on Saturday.

The marker will honor the pioneering spirit of Albion’s first residents. In December 1810, William McAllister bought 368 acres in Albion, the east side of the village, from the Holland Land Company. The following year he built a log cabin where the current County Clerks’ Building stands next the county courthouse.

McAllister and his wife, known only in historical information as “Mrs. McAllister,” were Albion’s first settlers.

The Capurso family in Albion is paying for the marker.