Shelby was home to historic Indian fort

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
SHELBY – Shelby, long before it was officially the Town of Shelby, was once home to the only double palisaded fort in New York State.

The Neuter Indians built the fort with two walls in the 14th Century on Salt Works Road, south of Route 31 near Blair Road.

There is a historical marker by the property that was put up in 1932 by the NYS Department of Education. The sign says the fort was destroyed by the Iroquois Indians in 1650. This area is an ancient Indian archeological site.

I’m going to see if I can find out more about it.