Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Town of Danby, New York

Town Clerk Hours M-F 11–4
Town Hall 607-277-4788
Town Court 607-277-0095

Black History Month: The Escape of Mr. William Simms

From Mary Ann Barr, the Danby Town Historian:

Please take a moment to read about the extraordinary life  of Mr. William Simms, who, after escaping  slavery, made a life in Danby. This account was recorded by his contemporary, Mr. Arthur Charles Howland.

The narrative can also be viewed here. 

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Contact Us:
Danby Town Hall
1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone: 607-277-4788

Town Clerk Hours:
Monday – Friday
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone: 607-277-0095

Town Court Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM