“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Batavia in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Town of Batavia

Town of Batavia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patrick Weissend, circa May 2007
1. Town of Batavia Marker
Established March 30, 1802
originally included the
entire Holland Purchase,
3.3 million acres in
Western New York

Erected 2002 by Genesee County Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 1760.
Location. 43° 0.432′ N, 78° 13.847′ W. Marker is in Batavia, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on West Main Street Road (New York State Route 5 at milepost 12.1), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just west of Kiwanis Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3609 West Main Road, Batavia NY 14020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Capt. Charles F. Rand (approx. 2.1 miles away); Batavia (approx. 2.1 miles away); Paolo Busti Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Genesee County Courthouse
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Centennial Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Genesee County (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batavia.
Also see . . .  Batavia, New York. City website entry:
Batavia is said to be the "Birthplace of Western New York". (Submitted on January 11, 2011.) 
Eastward image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 24, 2016
2. Eastward
Marker is centered in front of the right billboard.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 10, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok.   2. submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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