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

First School West of the Genesee

 
 
First School West of the Genesee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 19, 2013
1. First School West of the Genesee Marker
Inscription. Site of the first school west of the Genesee River. Built 1801. The first teacher was Miss Luseba Scott. Genesee County Bicentennial
 
Location. 42° 59.849′ N, 77° 51.725′ W. Marker is in Mumford, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 383) and Riga Mumford Rd. (New York State Route 36), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mumford NY 14511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scottish Pioneers built here in 1806 (here, next to this marker); First United Church of Mumford (approx. 0.4 miles away); McArthur Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caledonia (approx. 0.8 miles away); Erected 1827 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Erected 1826 (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Caledonia (approx. 2.2 miles away); In Memory of a Soldier (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mumford.
 
More about this marker. This marker is really hard to read, even when approached close-up. It is set back from the road by 50-75 yards, and only appears to be a large boulder and flag pole.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
First School West of the Genesee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 19, 2013
2. First School West of the Genesee Marker
I played around with Photoshop for a bit to see if I could make the text any easier to read. This was the best I could get. You are going to have to click on it to believe me.
First School West of the Genesee Marker in situ image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 19, 2013
3. First School West of the Genesee Marker in situ
First School West of the Genesee Marker facing NE image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 19, 2013
4. First School West of the Genesee Marker facing NE
View is from within the park to Scottsville Rd. Rte. 383 over and past the marker.
First School West of the Genesee Marker facing SE image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 19, 2013
5. First School West of the Genesee Marker facing SE
View is from within the park to the 383/36 intersection. Mumford and Caledonia lie in that direction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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