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Penfield in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Daniel Penfield

Town Founder

 
 
Daniel Penfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 12, 2017
1. Daniel Penfield Marker
Inscription.
Daniel Penfield
Town Founder
1750-1840
The Penfield Bicentennial Committee dedicated this statue of town founder Daniel Penfield to the citizens of Penfield in commemoration of the town's bicentennial in 2010.

Daniel Penfield, an astute businessman who recognized the power and potential of of the waterfalls of Irondequoit Creek, purchased vast tracts of property along the waterway and established a thriving milling industry and settlement that led to the designation of the Town of Penfield in 1810. Penfield's foresight and leadership created momentum for flour, grist, paper, wood and other milling industries east of the Genesee River that served markets in the United States and Canada.

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Sculptor: David Sottile
 
Erected 2010 by Penfield Bicentennial Committee, et. al.
 
Location. 43° 7.815′ N, 77° 28.567′ W. Marker is in Penfield, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Penfield Road (New York State Route 441) and Five Mile Line Road, on the right when traveling west on Penfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Penfield Road, Penfield NY 14526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Daniel Penfield Marker & Statue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 12, 2017
2. Daniel Penfield Marker & Statue
Schaufelberger Park
2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Penfield - 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eddie James "Son" House Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Penfield Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); School District No. 9 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ontario Drill Works (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Tunnel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Water Tower (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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