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Geneva in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Street

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, February 5, 2021
1. Washington Street Marker
Inscription.  Cemetery est. 1832. Notable citizens & veterans including Gen. Joseph Swift and Col. Eliakim Sherrill buried here.
 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 254.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 42° 51.79′ N, 76° 59.463′ W. Marker is in Geneva, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Grove Street, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Geneva NY 14456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pulteney Land Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Geneva Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Korean War and Cold War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); B.P.O. Elks No. 1054 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneva.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Swift (Wikipedia)
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By Steve Stoessel, February 5, 2021
2. Washington Street Marker
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. Swift was the first graduate of West Point. (Submitted on February 8, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 

2. Colonel Eliakim Sherrill. Former Congressman and then brigade commander in the Civil War. He was mortally wounded on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on February 8, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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