Cobbs Hill Park / Cobbs Hill
Cobbs Hill Park
Public land first acquired for the city's second distributing reservoir. Completed 1908. Capacity 144,000,000 Gallons. George Eastman donated land along Culver Road 1909 and with the financial help of other citizens the city purchased land east of the reservoir in 1912. Widewaters Field north of Norris Drive purchased from New York State, 1922. Total Area 128 Acres.
Eastern End of the Pinnacle Range. Outstanding example of frontal moraine left by the melting edge of the ice sheet at the close of the recent ice age. Composed of boulders, sand and gravel. Height 140 feet. Gideon Cobb (1791-1864). Pioneer land owner, tavern keeper and brickmaker lived on the southeast corner of Monroe and Highland Avenues.
Erected 1978 by City of Rochester.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 43° 8.502′ N, 77° 34.552′ W. Marker is in Rochester
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Widewaters Field (here, next to this marker); Portage Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Eastman House (approx. ¾ mile away); The West Garden (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brighton Village (approx. one mile away); Seward Seminary (approx. 1.2 miles away); Douglass Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); Margaret Woodbury Strong (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
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