Genesee Falls in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth
1823 - 1910
Humanitarian - Conservationist
Donor of Glen Iris and his estate comprising of the original 1,000 acres of this park, including Upper, Middle and Lower Falls, so that this gorge might remain a place of inspiration and beauty forever, Erected in 1957 by the Genesee State Park Commission on the 50th anniversary of his donation of these lands to the people of the State of New York.
Erected 1957 by Genesee State Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 42° 35.05′ N, 78° 2.558′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is on an overlook wall, forward from the front of the Glen Iris Inn. Parking for the Glen Iris Inn is off the main Park Road, southern end of Letchworth State 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. This Ancient Seneca Council House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Memory of Mary Jemison (about 600 feet away); Nancy Jemison Log Cabin (about Mary Jemison (about 700 feet away); Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds (about 700 feet away); The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration (about 700 feet away); First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genesee Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Letchworth State Park. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website entry (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. William Pryor Letchworth. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Glen Iris Inn. Letchworth State Park website entry (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.