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Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester

 
 
Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
1. Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester Marker
Inscription.
Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester
after whom our city was named.
Born in Virginia 21 February 1752
Colonel in the American Revolution
Patriot Pioneer Founder
He typified in his honorable public service and private enterprise the best pioneer traditions of the Genesee Country.
He shaped our young village, he was the earliest promoter of our prosperity, parting with his possessions to procure a virile population. In the wilderness he had a vision of a city.
As a man, his life was of constant integrity and primitive simplicity, winning the affection of a grateful community. He had courage, energy and faith. He gave our city more than a name - the heritage of his inspiring personality.
On this site stood his home built in 1824 where he died 17 May 1831.
 
Erected by Rochester Historical Society and the Rochester Chapter Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 43° 9.177′ N, 77° 36.955′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and Spring Street, on the right when traveling north on South Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
2. Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester Marker
View as seen by vehicles exiting I-490. Marker is just below the "For Lease" sign on the right side of the photo.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Child (within shouting distance of this marker); Ely House - 1837 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 100 Acre Tract (about 800 feet away); Broad Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochester: Center of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); County of Monroe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the side of the first building encountered when one is exiting I-490. It is brass, and given its age, a dull patina has formed on the marker. As such, this marker is really hard to notice, especially from a car or other motor vehicle. I only noticed this because I do a lot of bike riding in the area - and it still took me about 8 times through the area before I noticed it.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 14, 2013
3. Have honor for Nathaniel Rochester Marker
View from Spring Street intersection. Spring Street is 1-Way, thus making it hard to notice this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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