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

Portage Trail

 
 
Portage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 6, 2012
1. Portage Trail Marker
Inscription. Past this spot ran the portage trail from Irondequoit Bay to Red Creek in Genesee Valley Park. Its eastern end was at the Indian Landing. The portage followed the direction of Highland Avenue and skirted the base of Mt. Hope. It formed the part of the Ohio Trail, famous in the early history of this country as a short route from Canada into the Mississippi Valley.
 
Erected 1912 by Rochester Centennial.
 
Location. 43° 8.209′ N, 77° 34.566′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Avenue and Highland Drive, on the right when traveling west on Monroe Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cobbs Hill Park / Cobbs Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Widewaters Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Eastman House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The West Garden (approx. 1.1 miles away); Seward Seminary (approx. 1.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass Home Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Douglass Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Margaret Woodbury Strong (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker.
Portage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy
2. Portage Trail Marker
I indicated above that the marker is visible from the road. This is true, but you have to really look for it. The rock it's embedded in is only a foot or so high. If you are looking to visit this marker, look for the bus shelter, it's about 20-25 feet left and towards the hill behind the shelter.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Portage Trail Marker stone image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 6, 2012
3. Portage Trail Marker stone
The stone the mark is embedded in is in the foreground, the Monroe-Highland intersection is in the background. The bus shelter is to the far left of the photo.
 
 
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 300 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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