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Irondequoit in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Here Stands one of the Oldest Pieces of Earth

 
 
Plaque on Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2015
1. Plaque on Boulder
Inscription. Here stands one of the oldest pieces of earth known to man. The complex crystalline structure of this boulder shows that it is not a native of this region but is related to rocks in Canada far north of here.
Thousands of years ago it was torn from its homeland by a huge sheet of slowly moving ice and carried many miles to the south. Finally, with numerous others of its kind, the glacier abandoned it in this section of Irondequoit. Here it remains - mute evidence of a by-gone glacial period and of the slowly changing character of our earth.
 
Location. 43° 12.73′ N, 77° 34.979′ W. Marker is in Irondequoit, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Titus Avenue 0.1 miles east of Oakview Drive. Click for map. Marker is between the town hall and police department buildings. The town hall fronts on Titus Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Titus Avenue, Rochester NY 14617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cobblestone Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Swayne's Corners (approx. 1.2 miles away); Our Irondequoit
Northward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2015
2. Northward
Boulder is by the Cobblestone Blacksmith Shop.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Grant Homestead (approx. 1.3 miles away); On This Site - Over the Years (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Irondequoit.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2015
3. Southward
Towards Titus Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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