Rushville in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1955 by State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 45.752′ N, 77° 13.646′ W. Marker is in Rushville, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (New York State Route 247) and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rushville NY 14544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Train Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Squaw Island (approx. 7.9 miles away); Boathouse History (approx. 7.9 miles away); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 (approx. 8.2 miles away); Haudenosaunee Family (approx. 8.4 miles away); Methodist Church City of Canandaigua (approx. 8.9 miles away); Wilder Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away).
Regarding Marcus Whitman. The local school district is named after Marcus Whitman. Marcus' wife Narcissus is missing from this, or any marker I've found. These missionaries to Oregon did use the Oregon Trail to get to their mission. Unfortunately, a smallpox epidemic the Whitmans failed to successfully cure led to their massacre by the local Native Americans.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.