Penfield in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Penfield Road, Penfield NY 14526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Penfield - 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Falls (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln House (approx. 0.7 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penfield.
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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 76 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.