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Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Van Cleef Lake

 
 
Van Cleef Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. Van Cleef Lake Marker
Inscription. Named for George Cunningham Van Cleef, one of the first white children born in Seneca County 1797.
 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 54.639′ N, 76° 47.649′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Fall Street near Trinity Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is within the park found on the east side of the end of Trinity Lane and Fall Street. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amelia Bloomer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls (about 700 feet away); When Anthony Met Stanton (about 700 feet away); In Memory of Norman J. Gould (about 700 feet away); The Flats (about 700 feet away); The Albert Cook Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mynderse Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Seneca Falls.
 
Regarding Van Cleef Lake. Van Cleef Lake is a man-made lake created by damming the actual falls that gave Seneca Falls its name. The Seneca River no longer has falls, but does
Van Cleef Lake Marker and Lake image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. Van Cleef Lake Marker and Lake
If you look carefully in the far distance, the lock at Seneca Falls is just barely visible.
have a multi-stage lock constructed at the east end of the lake which allows for successful navigation of the river, connecting it to the Erie Canal, and thus the Atlantic Ocean.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Van Cleef Lake Marker as seen from near Fall Street image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
3. Van Cleef Lake Marker as seen from near Fall Street
If you look carefully between the supports of the pavilion at left, you'll see the marker.
Van Cleef Lake Marker with Lake in background image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
4. Van Cleef Lake Marker with Lake in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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