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Cobbs Hill Park / Cobbs Hill

 
 
Cobbs Hill Park Marker street side image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 6, 2012
1. Cobbs Hill Park Marker street side
Inscription.
Cobbs Hill Park
Public land first acquired for the city's second distributing reservoir. Completed 1908. Capacity 144,000,000 Gallons. George Eastman donated land along Culver Road 1909 and with the financial help of other citizens the city purchased land east of the reservoir in 1912. Widewaters Field north of Norris Drive purchased from New York State, 1922. Total Area 128 Acres.

Cobbs Hill
Eastern End of the Pinnacle Range. Outstanding example of frontal moraine left by the melting edge of the ice sheet at the close of the recent ice age. Composed of boulders, sand and gravel. Height 140 feet. Gideon Cobb (1791-1864). Pioneer land owner, tavern keeper and brickmaker lived on the southeast corner of Monroe and Highland Avenues.
 
Erected 1978 by City of Rochester.
 
Location. 43° 8.502′ N, 77° 34.552′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Culver Road 0.1 miles north of Norris Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Widewaters Field ( here, next to this marker); Portage Trail

Cobbs Hill Park Marker park side image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 6, 2012
2. Cobbs Hill Park Marker park side
( approx. 0.3 miles away); George Eastman House ( approx. 0.8 miles away); The West Garden ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Seward Seminary ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Margaret Woodbury Strong ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Frederick Douglass Home Site ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Douglass Home ( approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNatural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Cobbs Hill Park Marker as seen facing North image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 6, 2012
3. Cobbs Hill Park Marker as seen facing North
Cobbs Hill Park Marker as seen facing South image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 6, 2012
4. Cobbs Hill Park Marker as seen facing South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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