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

Village Square

 
 
Village Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 24, 2012
1. Village Square Marker
Inscription.  This Village Park is the site of the original settlement of Geneseo. When the pioneer settlers, James and William Wadsworth, came from Connecticut in 1790, the village which they founded was laid out with this plot as a typical New England "Village Square". bordered by homes, business places, etc.
 
Erected 1965 by Frederick W. Trotter Post 5005, V.F.W. & Auxiliary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
 
Location. 42° 47.659′ N, 77° 49.042′ W. Marker is in Geneseo, New York, in Livingston County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 39) 0.2 miles north of South Street (U.S. 20A), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Geneseo NY 14454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Church (a few steps from this marker); Geneseo Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Treaty of Big Tree (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Tree Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Bank
Facing North on 39 from approximate location of marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 24, 2012
2. Facing North on 39 from approximate location of marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Mining in the Genesee Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobblestone School (approx. ¼ mile away); Shaw Sisters (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneseo.
 
Facing South on 39 from approximate location of marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 24, 2012
3. Facing South on 39 from approximate location of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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