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Alexander in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Library

 
 
First Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patrick Weissend, May 2, 2007
1. First Library Marker
Inscription.  The Alexandrian Library was the first in Genesee County and was founded in 1811 by Alexander Rea, Noah North, Ezra Osborn & Sebe Brainard
 
Erected 2002 by Genesee County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 42° 54.133′ N, 78° 15.527′ W. Marker is in Alexander, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Buffalo Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3350 Buffalo Street, Alexander NY 14005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cobblestone School (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Rea and Nancy Jones Rea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Emory Upton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mina Griswold (approx. 5.2 miles away); West Middlebury Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Bethany Town Hall / Bethany World War II Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rolling Hills (approx. 6½ miles away); Poor House (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexander.
 
First Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
2. First Library Marker
The marker is alongside the Cobblestone School (now the town hall) about halfway between Buffalo Street and Church Street.
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First Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
3. First Library Marker
View of the marker from Buffalo Street, looking north. The Cobblestone School (not visible) is to the left of the photo.
First Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
4. First Library Marker
View of the marker from the Church Street side, looking south toward Buffalo Street. The Cobblestone School (not visible) is to the right of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 27, 2022