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LeRoy in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Herman Le Roy's Mill

 
 
Henry Le Roy's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 26, 2012
1. Henry Le Roy's Mill Marker
Inscription. Here the natural water power potential of Old Buttermilk Falls determined not only the village site, but in 1803, the erection of Stoddard and Platt's Pioneer Grist Mill. In 1822 Herman Le Roy, for whom the town was named, replaced this with a much larger mill whose famed Genesee Flour won a coveted medal at the London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851.

The low earthen dike forming Herman Le Roy's mill pond established the location of the Great Niagara Road, the village business district and the four successive Main Street bridges - 1802 of wood, 1823 of stone, 1855 of iron and 1908 of concrete.
 
Erected 1967 by Sponsored by the Le Roy Historical Society. Donated by the Le Roy Rotary Club.
 
Location. 42° 58.665′ N, 77° 59.34′ W. Marker is in LeRoy, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 5) 0 miles east of Mill Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Le Roy NY 14482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ingham University Campus (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ingham University (about 600 feet away); Town of LeRoy

Herman Le Roy's Mill Marker as seen facing east on 5 image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 26, 2012
2. Herman Le Roy's Mill Marker as seen facing east on 5
(about 700 feet away); Le Roy House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jell-O Company (approx. half a mile away); First Jell-O Factory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ganson Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LeRoy.
 
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Herman Le Roy's Mill Marker as seen facing west on 5 image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 26, 2012
3. Herman Le Roy's Mill Marker as seen facing west on 5
The building on the right is a New Deal-era Post Office (even though the itouch/Google map says it's a church. There do not appear to be any remaining murals, but the decorative medallions on the exterior are fine examples of the art-form from the era.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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