Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Van Cleef Lake
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 42° 54.639′ N, 76° 47.649′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Fall Street near Trinity Lane, on the right when traveling east. Marker is within the park found on the east side of the end of Trinity Lane and Fall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suffrage Park (a few steps from this marker); Amelia Bloomer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls (about 700 feet away); When Anthony Met Stanton (about 700 feet away); In Memory of Norman J. Gould (about 700 feet away); "Passage" (about 700 feet away); The FlatsThe Albert Cook Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
Regarding Van Cleef Lake. Van Cleef Lake is a man-made lake created by damming the actual falls that gave Seneca Falls its name. The Seneca River no longer has falls, but does have a multi-stage lock constructed at the east end of the lake which allows for successful navigation of the river, connecting it to the Erie Canal, and thus the Atlantic Ocean.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.