Genesee Valley Canal
1862 - 1878
The canal carried lumber, farm products, and other materials over its 124 mile length and through more than 100 locks, traveling from the Genesee Valley to distant markets.
The canal was abandoned in 1878 and replaced by a railroad. Remnants of the canal and railroad are part of Letchworth state Park and can still be seen today on trail #7.
Location. 42° 35.302′ N, 78° 2.138′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Trout Pond Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Inspiration Point area in Letchworth State Park, southern end of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Portage (approx.
Also see . . .
1. Letchworth State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Genesee Valley Canal - Letchworth State Park History. (Submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Genesee Valley Canal - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.