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

From Hunting Ground to City

 
 
From Hunting Ground to City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
1. From Hunting Ground to City Marker
Inscription. The site on which this city is built was once the land of the Seneca Tribe, part of the Iroquois Nation. The Seneca named this region Gen-nis-he-yo, which means "pleasant valley". Hunters and fishermen once roamed the lakeshore, riverside and nearby streams, for the Genesee Valley was rich with wildlife and fertile soil.

Enos Stone was the first permanent settler on the east side of the Genesee River. There he built the area's second saw mill, after the failure of Ebenezer "Indian" Allen's west-side mills. Construction of Rochester's first bridge over the Genesee in 1812 permitted rapid development on both sides of the river.
 
Location. 43° 9.365′ N, 77° 36.623′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main Street 0.2 miles west of St. Paul Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Genesee River (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Mills and Races (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Bridge (within
From Hunting Ground to City Marker as seen facing east image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
2. From Hunting Ground to City Marker as seen facing east
shouting distance of this marker); Front Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Site in Journalism (about 400 feet away); Second Erie Canal Aqueduct (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. Marker cannot be read from the road. Grey metal marker on grey granite pedestal with raised grey lettering.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
From Hunting Ground to City Marker as seen facing west image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
3. From Hunting Ground to City Marker as seen facing west
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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