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

Poor House

 
 
Poor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
1. Poor House Marker
Inscription. Site of Genesee County's poor house for the care of indigent people. Opened in 1827 with a home and a farm containing 106 acres
 
Erected 2013 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Location. 42° 52.842′ N, 78° 7.984′ W. Marker is in Bethany, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Bethany Center Road 0.1 miles south of Raymond Road (County Route 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11001 Bethany Center Road, Pavilion NY 14525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of Those Who Served in Vietnam (approx. mile away); County Forest (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of George F. Fleming (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Middlebury Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bethany Town Hall / Bethany World War II Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); In Memory of those Soldiers (approx. 4.3 miles away); In Honor of Citizens Who Served in the World War (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethany.
 
Regarding Poor House. Building is abandoned and marked keep out, but also has signs for
Northward View Poor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
2. Northward View Poor House Marker
Towards intersection.
tours and a website. Genesee County Park property surrounds the building property.
 
Also see . . .  History of Genesee County Park - Genesee County Parks Department. (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
South Side Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
3. South Side Poor House Site
Marker is out of the picture to the left.
Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
4. Poor House Site
South and West sides.
Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
5. Poor House Site
At intersection
Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
6. Poor House Site
North side
Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
7. Poor House Site
North side
Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
8. Poor House Site
North side
Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
9. Poor House Site
Front sign
Poor House Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
10. Poor House Site
Event sign
Poor House Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 20, 2014
11. Poor House Cemetery
In adjacent Genesee County Park/Forest, follow the Death Row Trail to the tiny County Cemetery where a few who died at the Poor House were buried. The trailhead is on Memory Lane at 42.873160N, 78.125814W.
Poor House Cemetery Side Trail and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 20, 2014
12. Poor House Cemetery Side Trail and Memorial
On the west side of the trail, look for this memorial on a stone marking the dead end side trail to the tiny cemetery.
Poor House Cemetery Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 20, 2014
13. Poor House Cemetery Memorial Plaque
Poor House Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 20, 2014
14. Poor House Cemetery
Reverse view towards memorial plaque at main Death Row Trail.
Poor House Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 20, 2014
15. Poor House Cemetery
Left
Poor House Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 20, 2014
16. Poor House Cemetery
Right
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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