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

In Memoriam

 
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 23, 2012
1. In Memoriam Marker
Inscription.  Francis E. Willard Born in Churchville, NY September 1839. Died February 17, 1898. An advocate of temperance who devoted her life to that cause. "By their fruits ye shall know them."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
 
Location. 43° 6.254′ N, 77° 53.098′ W. Marker is in Churchville, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (New York State Route 36) and West Buffalo Street (New York State Route 33) on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Churchville NY 14428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Francis E. Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Founded 1843 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mill Site (about 500 feet away); Riga (approx. half a mile away); Indian Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Early Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Riga Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hotel Creek (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Churchville.
 
More about this marker. This marker is tough to see from the street. I was on foot and almost missed it. It also appears to be missing some sort of statue or sculpture, as it looks like a pedestal.

The marker is a (currently non-working) drinking fountain; what is missing is the water fixture on top. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union erected fountains like this throughout the US and Canada. At the base of this one there is a small attached footstool for those who need a boost. It's obscured by ground cover, so you won't see it unless you get close to the fountain.
 
In Memoriam Marker - Complete Monument image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 23, 2012
2. In Memoriam Marker - Complete Monument
In Memoriam Marker Setting image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 23, 2012
3. In Memoriam Marker Setting
This marker is in the pocket park in front of the Riga Newman Library at the Southwest corner of the 33/36 intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on December 14, 2019, by Patrick Scanlon of Rush, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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