Irondequoit in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
In 1797, Salmon Tryon, a land speculator, established the city of Tryon. Hopes of developing it into a thriving port and metropolis were thwarted by superior facilities on the Genesee River, leaving a ghost town after 1818.
Steam vessels once cruised on Irondequoit Bay, and the Bay's waters, marshes and coves attracted fishermen, hunters and ice cutters. Railroad trains in the 19th century and trolley cars in the 20th brought vacationers from Rochester to resorts on the bay. These flourishing summer retreats had declined by 1930. Expanding suburbs, with homes, clubs and parks now surround the bay.
Erected 1963 by State Education Department.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 10.52′ N, 77° 31.254′ W. Marker is in Irondequoit, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Empire Boulevard (New York State Route 404) and Wilbur Tract Road, on the right when traveling west on Empire Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Early Doctor (approx. 1.5 miles away); Swayne's Corners (approx. 2.8 miles away); George Eastman House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bay Road Elementary School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Widewaters Field (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cobbs Hill Park / Cobbs Hill (approx. 3.6 miles away); Portage Trail (approx. 3.9 miles away); On This Site - Over the Years (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irondequoit.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2016, by Kurt Devlin of Rochester, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.