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

Monroe County

 
 
Monroe County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 7, 2020
1. Monroe County Marker
Inscription.  Monroe County was formed from parts of Ontario and Genesee Counties on February 23, 1821, by an act of the New York State Legislature. The cornerstone for the first county court house was laid on September 1, 1821. The county commissioners were Levi Ward, Elisha Ely and James Seymour. Nathaniel Rochester was the first county clerk. Diagonally across the street is the third county court house, begun on July 4, 1894. This Italian Renaissance building was designed by J. Foster Warner. The gilded statue of Justice is from the second county court house. Since construction of new court facilities on Exchange Street in 1963, the building has housed the legislative and executive branches of county government.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 43° 9.326′ N, 77° 36.854′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Fitzhugh Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 W Main Street, Rochester, NY, Rochester, New York, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Monroe County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 7, 2020
2. Monroe County Marker
Overview looking southeast. The building across the intersection is the former courthouse referenced in the marker text.
are within walking distance of this marker. City of Rochester (a few steps from this marker); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Education (within shouting distance of this marker); County of Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 100 Acre Tract (about 400 feet away); Broad Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Monroe County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 7, 2020
3. Monroe County Marker
Overview Looking Southwest
Monroe County Office Building (Former Courthouse) image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, June 30, 2020
4. Monroe County Office Building (Former Courthouse)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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