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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 42° 58.665′ N, 77° 59.34′ W. Marker was in LeRoy, New York, in Genesee County. Marker

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
was on Main Street (New York State Route 5) 0 miles east of Mill Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Le Roy NY 14482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Le Roy Post Office (here, next to this marker); Ingham University Campus (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Le Roy World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Statue of Liberty Replica (about 500 feet away); Le Roy Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Ingham University (about 600 feet away); Town of LeRoy (about 700 feet away); The Steeple / The Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LeRoy.
 
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. There do not appear to be any remaining murals, but the decorative medallions on the exterior are fine examples of art from the era.
Herman Le Roy's Mill Marker missing image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, November 2, 2019
4. Herman Le Roy's Mill Marker missing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on November 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.   4. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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