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Flint House - Reese Homestead, Scotia, NY

Flint House

The Flint House was built in 1735. The Reeses lived in the house from 1820-1871 and the village was then named for them. It was called Reeseville. They grew broomcorn and workers made brooms there. There was a big family cemetery at one time in the orchard near the house.

On May 20, 1901, David Reynolds was killed in the big barn which later burned down. The crime was never solved. When Mrs. Flint, a later owner, died, she left four acres and the house to the Village of Scotia. The house might possibly have been part of the Underground Railroad.

Clue photo shows broomcorn grown at the House by the Scotia Historical Society.

Written by Carter Sullivan-Irwin
Photography by Carter Sullivan-Irwin and Thad Raushi
Credits: Michelle Norris, Scotia Village Historian and Flint House Museum caretaker.

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Historic photo
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