Genesee Falls in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Genesee Valley Canal
1862 - 1878
The Genesee Valley Canal carried lumber, farm products, and other materials over its 124-mile length and through more than 100 locks to distant markets. Abandoned in 1878, the canal was replaced by a railroad. Remnants of both can still be seen today on Trail #7 in Letchworth State Park.
Erected by Letchworth State Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 42° 35.302′ N, 78° 2.138′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Trout Pond Road. Marker is located at the Inspiration Point area in Letchworth State Park, southern end of the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seh-Ga-Hun-Da (within Hornby Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pages of Geologic Time (about 400 feet away); William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 (about 500 feet away); Glacial History (about 700 feet away); District #2 Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Portage (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Genesee Valley Canal - Letchworth State Park History. (Submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Genesee Valley Canal - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.