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

Site of the First Sweden Town Meeting

 
 
Site of the First Sweden Town Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pamela Scott, April 4, 2011
1. Site of the First Sweden Town Meeting Marker
Inscription.  Site of the first Sweden Town Meeting April 5, 1814. Dedicated this 10th day of July 1977.
 
Erected 1977.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1895.
 
Location. 43° 10.381′ N, 77° 56.607′ W. Marker is in Sweden, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Road (New York State Route 19) and Swamp Road, on the right when traveling north on Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Between 5590 and 5530, Brockport NY 14420, 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. Milo L. Starks (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brockport Central (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brockport Central Rural High School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mary Jane Holmes (approx. 2.7 miles away); Soldiers' Memorial Tower (approx. 2.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Morgan-Manning House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Park Ave. / State St. Historic District (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Site of the First Sweden Town Meeting.
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On the evening of April 5, 1814, the Town of Sweden was born at a town meeting held at the home of Reuben Stickney, on the corner of Lake and Swamp Roads. This meeting was held in accordance with the April 1813, State Legislature enacted bill, which required the large township of Genesee County to be split into three new towns named Bergen, Sweden and Murray. The village of Brockport is located in the Town of Sweden.
 
Distant View of First Sweden Town Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pamela Scott, April 4, 2011
2. Distant View of First Sweden Town Meeting Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2011, by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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