Bergen in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Genesee Forever * 1802-2002
Erected 2002 by Genesee County Bicentenial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 43° 5.476′ N, 77° 58.591′ W. Marker is in Bergen, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on West Sweden Road, ¼ mile Swamp Road (County Route 6), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at a nature trail head. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6683 Sweden Rd, Bergen NY 14416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C.E. Housel Home (approx. 1.8 miles away); Village of Bergen (approx. 1.8 miles away); Town of Bergen (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bergen Village (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dr. M. Townsend (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ward Park Bergen Museum (approx. 3.1 miles away); Byron Museum (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bergen.
Regarding Bergen Swamp. The Bergen Swamp is about 2,000 acres in Byron and Bergen. The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Website says, "The Bergen Swamp is a remnant of the ancient glacial Lake Tonawanda. It includes northern white cedar forest, pine-hemlock forest, and beech-maple deciduous forest. The site supports a high diversity of plants, with a total of 2,392 species identified, and is especially known for its orchids. Many of the plants are rare or endangered. The habitat is unique in New York State and rare nationally."
The site goes on to say, "The site is also rich in breeding birds and has a variety of species that don't breed elsewhere in the Lake Ontario plain. These include boreal species such as the Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, Alder Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Nashville Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Canada Warbler, and Purple Finch. Five species of breeding owls are present: the Great Horned, Eastern Screech, Barred, Longeared, and Northern Sawwhet Owls. In
See more about the swamp at:
Genesee County Chamber of Commerce: https://visitgeneseeny.com/destinations/bergen-swamp
and the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society: https://bergenswamp.org/
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