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Jefferson Avenue

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, June 15, 2019
1. Jefferson Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Jefferson Avenue was initially settled in the late 1800s by German immigrants, Irish immigrants followed.

In 1888 Jefferson Avenue was formed by the connection of Frances and North Francis Streets, and renamed in honor of President Thomas Jefferson.

Shortly afterwards many of the buildings that existed up to the early twenty first century were erected.

In the 1950s a large migration of blacks moved from the south to Rochester, and many settled in the Southwest Neighborhood.
 
Location. 43° 8.106′ N, 77° 37.739′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and South Plymouth Avenue (New York State Route 383), on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Avenue. At the southern end of Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willie Walker Lightfoot (here, next to this marker); Camp Fitz-John Porter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery (approx.
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By Steve Stoessel, June 15, 2019
2. Jefferson Avenue Marker
0.4 miles away); Trophy Cannon presented to Monroe County by Hon. O.F. Williams. (approx. half a mile away); To the Memory of (approx. half a mile away); Ninth of November, 1886 (approx. half a mile away); The Founding of the River Campus (approx. half a mile away); The Genesee (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
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By Steve Stoessel, June 15, 2019
3. Jefferson Avenue Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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