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Batavia in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Ellicott

 
 
Joseph Ellicott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
1. Joseph Ellicott Marker
Inscription. Joseph Ellicott

was born in Bucks County, Penna., November 1st, 1760. Died at New York, August 19th, 1826.

He was the first resident agent of the Holland Land Company for whom in 1798 he began the survey of the western part of the state then owned by them. Even at that day his predictions of its future wealth and importance fell but little short of what has since been realized. For more than twenty years he used with great judgment combined with liberality, the powers entrusted to him. As one of the earliest and by far the most efficient advocates of the Erie Canal, his name is a part of the history of New York. His reputation among his fellow citizens as a man of the highest intelligence, as well as the influence of his station, gave his opinions great weight with every successive administration during the first twenty years of the present century. And in every portion of the tract once subject to his control may be seen marks of his foresight and generosity. He was the founder of Batavia and Buffalo, N.Y.
 
Erected 1849 by His sister Rachel Evans.
 
Location. 42° 59.572′ N, 78° 10.266′ W. Marker is in Batavia, New York, in Genesee County. Marker can be reached from Harvester Avenue mile south
North and West Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
2. North and West Sides
of East Main Street (New York State Route 5). Touch for map. Memorial/marker is in Batavia Cemetery. Find the Jos. Ellicott marker along Harvester Avenue and walk from directly behind that marker to the memorial/marker. Marker is in this post office area: Batavia NY 14020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Ellicott (here, next to this marker); Jos. Ellicott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred to the Memory of Wm. Morgan (about 300 feet away); Cary House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Batavia Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Genesee County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Genesee County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batavia.
 
More about this marker. The memorial is shared with his brother Benjamin Ellicott.
 
Also see . . .
1. Batavia Cemetery - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Joseph Ellicott (surveyor) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Holland Land Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
4. Holland Land Office Museum
West and South Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
3. West and South Sides
. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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