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

City of Rochester

 
 
City of Rochester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 7, 2020
1. City of Rochester Marker
Inscription.  On March 21, 1817, the state legislature established the Village of Rochesterville named after Colonel Nathanial Rochester, revolutionary war veteran and developer of the 100 acre tract at the center of the village. The first council, formed on May 5, 1817, had five elected trustees, Francis Brown, a mill owner on Browns race, was its president. The legislature on April 28, 1834, issued a charter to establish the city of Rochester. Jonathan Child was elected mayor by a council of 10 alderman. Later annexations increased the city to the present 36 1/2 square miles. One block south on Fitzhugh Street is old city hall (1875) and one block north is the old federal building (1869), now the “new“ City Hall.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 43° 9.315′ N, 77° 36.847′ 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 east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614, Rochester NY 14614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Overview Looking Northwest image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 7, 2020
2. Overview Looking Northwest
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Luke's Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); County of Monroe (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County (a few steps from this marker); Early Education (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.
 
Overview Looking Northeast image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 7, 2020
3. Overview Looking Northeast
Old City Hall on Fitzhugh Street image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, June 30, 2020
4. Old City Hall on Fitzhugh Street
Old Federal Building/New City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 7, 2020
5. Old Federal Building/New City Hall
Located on the northeast corner of Fitzhugh and Church Streets.
 
 
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 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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