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Near Avon in Livingston County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ganson's Mill

 
 
Ganson's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, June 25, 2011
1. Ganson's Mill Marker
Inscription.  100 feet east is site of
Ganson's Mill
1789
First flour mill in Genesee Valley
 
Erected 1949 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
 
Location. 42° 55.973′ N, 77° 44.247′ W. Marker is near Avon, New York, in Livingston County. Marker is on Rochester Street (New York State Route 39) 1½ miles north of Main Street (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Avon NY 14414, 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. Tuscaroras (approx. 0.6 miles away); Berry's Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Avon Civil War Monument (approx. 1½ miles away); Albert C. Burke Jr. (approx. 1½ miles away); East Avon (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ca-Na-Wau-Gus (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Ca-Na-Wau-Gus (approx. 2.3 miles away); 5 Arch Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avon.
 
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Wide view of the Ganson's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, June 25, 2011
2. Wide view of the Ganson's Mill Marker
The mill was located on the other side of the road on the banks of the stream which flows under SR 39 to the Genesee River.
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 Gazetteer and biographical record of Genesee County, N.Y., 1788-1890. "When settled upon the Genesee the Gansons put up the first grist mill erected upon the river." (Submitted on February 5, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Mar. 25, 2023