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5 Arch Bridge Marker as seen facing north on 39 image, Touch for more information
By Yugoboy, July 24, 2012
5 Arch Bridge Marker as seen facing north on 39
New York (Livingston County), Avon — 5 Arch Bridge
Built 1856-57 by the Genesee Valley RR to span the Conesus Outlet. The 200 ft. long x 12 ft. wide limestone bridge was part of the Rochester-Avon-Geneseo-Mt. Morris Line. Avon became a RR hub connecting Buffalo-Rochester-Corning-Hornell. The line . . . — Map (db m58050) HM
New York (Livingston County), Avon — Berry's Tavern
100 feet north is site of
Berry's Tavern
& Ferry 1789, first bridge over Genesee River 1804
200 feet south is site of old ford — Map (db m52233) HM
New York (Livingston County), Avon — East Avon
. . . — Map (db m125485) HM
New York (Livingston County), Avon — Ganson's Mill
100 feet east is site of
Ganson's Mill
1789
First flour mill in Genesee Valley — Map (db m52244) HM
New York (Livingston County), Avon — John Hubbard Forsyth
John Hubbard Forsyth born August 10, 1797, John farmed this land with his father. After his wife, Deborah, died in 1828, he left his family in New York traveling to Kentucky where he joined a cavalry unit. Later he became a Captain in . . . — Map (db m125491) HM
New York (Livingston County), Avon — Site of Ca-Na-Wau-Gus
Seneca Indian village. Birthplace of Cornplanter and Handsome Lake the Peace Prophet. — Map (db m127355) HM
New York (Livingston County), Avon — South Avon
Farming & industrial community dating from 1800 with a school, blacksmith, grange hall, factories & mills. Chadwick Tavern built 1830. — Map (db m58049) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — Big Springs
Big Springs Ancient Indian camp site on Niagara Trail. Earliest white tourist 1615. Scottish settlers 1799. Terminus Pioneer R.R. 1838. — Map (db m117016) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — Caledonia
Organized 1803 as town of Southampton; name changed to Caledonia 1806; Scottish emigrants settled 1799 Village incorporated 1891 — Map (db m58020) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — Caledonia
Organized 1803 as town of Southampton; name changed to Caledonia 1806; Scottish emigrants settled 1799 Village incorporated 1891 — Map (db m58246) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — Ca-Na-Wau-Gus
Site of Ca-Na-Wau-Gus Seneca Indian Village Birthplace of Cornplanter and Handsome Lake the Peace Prophet — Map (db m64945) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — Erected 1826
By Major Gad Blakslee Early Post Office First Bank Apothecary Shop Now Caledonia Library — Map (db m58018) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — Erected 1827
By James R. Clark Early tavern, post office, early bank, library Certified by Historic American Buildings Survey — Map (db m58019) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — In Memory
In memory of the men who served in defence of our country — Map (db m117017) WM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — In Memory of a Soldier
In memory of a soldier of the War of 1812 buried here 1814 My brave lad he sleeps In his faded coat of blue In his lonely grave unknown Lies the heart that beat so true — Map (db m58244) WM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — John Hugh McNaughton
1826-1891 Lived here 20 years Famous Poet & Song Writer — Map (db m58242) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — Seth Green
1817 Seth Green 1888 Father of fish culture in America. World-famed pioneer in conservation, in 1837 devised and here in 1864 developed the artificial propagation of fish. — Map (db m117022) HM
New York (Livingston County), Caledonia — State Hatchery
1885 1935 State Hatchery First state fish hatchery 1870 Seth Green "Father of Fish Culture" Superintendent — Map (db m117020) HM
New York (Livingston County), Conesus — Conesus Amusement Hall
Conesus Amusement Hall 1888 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Built by Conesus Stockholders. — Map (db m116982) HM
New York (Livingston County), Conesus — Gravesite of Captain Daniel Shays
Gravesite ← of Captain Daniel Shays 1747 - 1825 Captain Shays served with the Continental Army, and was the leader of Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts. Shays' Rebellion had a lasting effect on the framing of our Country's Constitution, . . . — Map (db m116983) HM
New York (Livingston County), Conesus — Kelleman Log Cabin
Kelleman Log Cabin 1816 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Moved from lot #90 - Route 255. — Map (db m116979) HM
New York (Livingston County), Conesus — Military Route
Military Route of the Sullivan - Clinton army on its campaign against the British and Indians of western New York in 1779. — Map (db m116975) HM
New York (Livingston County), Conesus — Union Cemetery
Union Cemetery Here is buried Captain Daniel Shays 1747-1825 Served in the Revolution. Leader of Shays' Rebellion. — Map (db m116984) HM
New York (Livingston County), Cuylerville — Genesee Castle
or Little Beard's Town De-O-Nun-Da-Ga-A (Where the Hill is Near) This principal village of the Senecas was destroyed in 1779 and was the farthest point reached by General John Sullivan and an army of four thousand men acting under direct . . . — Map (db m58056) HM
New York (Livingston County), Cuylerville — National Hotel
Built circa 1840 along the Genesee Valley Canal. Listed Dec. 6, 2004 in the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m58064) HM
New York (Livingston County), Cuylerville — Routes of the Armies
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians of the frontier of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward . . . — Map (db m58058) HM
New York (Livingston County), Cuylerville — The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association
Jointly recognize this significant tree in the bicentennial year as having lived here during the American Revolutionary Period. 1776-1976 — Map (db m58055) HM
New York (Livingston County), Cuylerville — This wayside shrine marks the place
This wayside shrine marks the place where on September 14, 1779 two young soldiers of the Revolution Lieutenant Thomas Boys and Sergeant Michael Parker met death undaunted in the line of duty after lingering torture. They marked with their blood . . . — Map (db m58057) HM
New York (Livingston County), Dansville — Dansville Civil War Monument
(front) From Fort Sumpter to Appomattox G.A.R. (right) 1861 Let us have Peace Grant 1865 Fraternity (rear) With malice towards none, with charity for all. Lincoln . . . — Map (db m75797) WM
New York (Livingston County), Dansville — Dansville Honors Its Veterans of All Wars
[center] Dansville Honors Its Veterans of All Wars. In the glory of their youth, we shall remember them.

[left] Dansville Area Honors Its Heroes. In loving tribute and grateful appreciation to all Dansville area military men . . . — Map (db m76052) WM

New York (Livingston County), Dansville — First Local Red Cross
In this church was organized the first local Red Cross Society in the United States by Clara Barton, August 22, 1881. — Map (db m75848) HM
New York (Livingston County), Dansville — Indian Cabin
Indian cabin nearby is the site of the last cabin in this town, occupied by the Senecas, before their removal to the Buffalo reservation, 1826 — Map (db m100019) HM
New York (Livingston County), Dansville — Site of First House in Dansville
Built in 1795 by Cornelius McCoy who came from America from Ireland in 1788. — Map (db m76009) HM
New York (Livingston County), Dansville — Site of Old South Church
First church in Sparta, 1808 Among first in western N.Y. Burial place of pioneers and revolutionary soldiers — Map (db m64941) HM
New York (Livingston County), Dansville — Site of the First Church
Site of the First Church in Dansville German Evangelical Lutheran Church 1826-1918 — Map (db m64938) HM
New York (Livingston County), Fowlerville — Fowlerville
Genesee Valley Canal port. Named for Wells Fowler, the first settler and postmaster 1816. Canal Warehouses and tavern called Spencerville. — Map (db m58637) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Big Tree Lodge
In early days this was the home of banker Allen Ayrault and his wife Bethia. The Ayraults, promoters of business, civic, cultural and religious interests in the Valley, built this mansion in 1833 and called it "Big Tree Lodge". It was enlarged for . . . — Map (db m58054) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth, October 1807 - May 1864. Mortally wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. He believed in the Union, Emancipation, and the Genesee Valley, and for those he gave his life. — Map (db m117013) WM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Cobblestone School
Cobblestone School ——·•·—— Built in 1838, this was the school house for Geneseo District No. 5 for nearly a century. In 1932 the building became the Livingston County Museum. The land was given by the Pioneer . . . — Map (db m117009) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Geneseo Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior November 9, 1977 — Map (db m58052) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Groveland Hill
Tory-Indian ambush
Sullivan Expedition 1779
Fifteen scouts killed
Boyd and Parker capture
6 miles — Map (db m52231) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — In Memory of
In memory of the men of Geneseo who offered their lives in defense of their country — Map (db m117014) WM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of Camp Union
Site of Camp Union ——·•·—— In a regimental camp near this spot, more than 700 men from this Valley were trained for Civil War service under the direction of Col. John Rorbach of Geneseo. They became Companies A-G of . . . — Map (db m117008) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of First Church
Geneseo's first church building occupied this site, facing the Village Square, from 1818 until 1884. This Presbyterian Church, known as "The White Church", contained in its tower a four-sided town clock, also a good bell, paid for in wool by Pioneer . . . — Map (db m58053) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of Original Wadsworth Cabin
Site of Original Wadsworth Cabin ——·•·—— The Pioneer Wadsworth Brothers, James and William, arrived from Connecticut, June 10, 1790, and became Geneseo's first permanent settlers. The original dwelling of the . . . — Map (db m117012) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Temple Hill
Temple Hill ——·•·—— This area so called because Geneseo's earliest house of worship was here (1810). On this ridge was the first Livington County High School (1826), which later became Temple Hill Academy. Temple . . . — Map (db m117007) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Village Square
This Village Park is the site of the original settlement of Geneseo. When the pioneer settlers, James and William Wadsworth, came from Connecticut in 1790, the village which they founded was laid out with this plot as a typical New England "Village . . . — Map (db m58051) HM
New York (Livingston County), Groveland — Groveland Ambuscade Monument
Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Thomas Boyd and Sergt. Michael Parker who were captured and afterward tortured and killed. ——————— Afar their bones may lie, but here their patriot blood baptized the . . . — Map (db m117006) HM WM
New York (Livingston County), Groveland — Groveland Ambuscade Park — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
Groveland Ambuscade Park During the Clinton-Sullivan Campaign in September 1779, Lt. Thomas Boyd's scouting party was ambushed by Tories and Indians on this site. Sixteen Revolutionary War soldiers died here. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail . . . — Map (db m117005) HM
New York (Livingston County), Leicester — Boyd – Parker
Torture tree and burial mound. Western limit Sullivan's expedition 1779. Seneca village town Little Beards Town. — Map (db m52210) HM
New York (Livingston County), Leicester — Boyd-Parker — 2 Mi. →
Torture tree and burial mound. Western Limit Sullivan's Expedition 1779. Seneca Village Little Beard's Town — Map (db m58639) HM
New York (Livingston County), Leicester — D. L. & W. Depot
Built 1915 as a rail link: Great Lakes to the Atlantic Listed Dec. 7, 2005 in the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m58640) HM
New York (Livingston County), Leicester — In Memory of Those Men and Women
In memory of those men and women from the towm of Leicaster New York who served and those who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country — Map (db m87769) WM
New York (Livingston County), Leicester — Leicester Civil War Memorial
Erected 1910 by the citizens of Leicester in honor of their soldiers who fought for the Union 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m87759) WM
New York (Livingston County), Leicester — Site of De-Yu-It-Ga-Oh
Site of De-Yu-It-Ga-Oh (Valley Begins to Widen) Seneca Indian village. The spring used by Mary Jemison is nearby. — Map (db m96205) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — 1668-1709
Near this site Catholic missionaries erected houses of worship in the westernmost Seneca villages of the Iroquois Confederacy. The Chapel of La Conception was built in 1668 at Totiakton (near Rochester Junction) St. Jean Chapel was erected in 1669 . . . — Map (db m58092) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — A 17th-Century Iroquois Village — Historic Lima - Settled 1788
Historic Lima - Settled 1788 A 17th-Century Iroquois Village Nearly 400 years ago, a thriving Seneca Iroquois village sat on the ridge just west of here. Set in the midst of a clearing in the endless forest, this densely packed village, and . . . — Map (db m116970) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Francis M. Dalton
. . . — Map (db m116959) WM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Gandichiragou
"At the forks of the trail" Name recorded 1634. Destroyed by Denonville's French Army 1687. Site also of Father Garnier's Chapel of St. Jean. — Map (db m58069) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Genesee Wesleyan Seminary
Genesee Wesleyan Seminary Founded 1832. Genesee College established 1849 and on April 14, 1869 was allowed to remove to form Syracuse University. — Map (db m116969) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — History and Architecture — Historic Lima - Settled 1788
Historic Lima, Settled 1788 History and Architecture The earliest settlers began coming in 1788 to carve out homesteads, after having seen and admired the beautiful “Genesee Country” during the Sullivan campaign against the . . . — Map (db m116968) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Kenneth B. Keating
Born May 18, 1900 in Lima. One of America's greatest patriots. Veteran of World War I & II, Congressman, Senator and U.S. Ambassador. — Map (db m58091) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Lima Bank Robbed
Lima Bank Robbed This vault was in the "Bank of Lima" at the time of the first bank robbery in Livingston County. February 6, 1915. — Map (db m116961) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Repulse Fire Co.
The first fire company in Livingston County, formed in 1830. Reorganized; 1876 as Centennial Fire Dept., in 1927 as Lima Fire Dept. — Map (db m58070) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Ska-Hase-Ga-O
Site of Ska-Hase-Ga-O (was-a-long-creek) A populous modern Seneca Indian village — Map (db m58067) HM
New York (Livingston County), Lima — Union Lodge No. 45
Mark Lodge formed at Lima 1809. Union Lodge chartered June 11, 1816. New Masonic Hall at four corners 1866. "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set." — Map (db m58068) HM
New York (Livingston County), Livonia — Jacksonville
Jacksonville Founded 1830 by Andrew Holden comprised 130 houses, 10 mills, brickyard, 2 distilleries. — Map (db m116971) HM
New York (Livingston County), Livonia — Military Route
Military Route of the Sullivan - Clinton army on its campaign against the British and Indians of western New York in 1779. — Map (db m116974) HM
New York (Livingston County), Livonia — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779. An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward . . . — Map (db m116973) HM
New York (Livingston County), Livonia — Solomon Woodruff
1/3 mile east home and inn of Solomon Woodruff Early settler of area. Purchased Nov. 27, 1790. Phelps and Gorham Tract. — Map (db m116972) HM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — Birthplace of Francis Bellamy
Birthplace of Francis Bellamy 1855-1931 author of "The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" — Map (db m87722) HM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — Francis Bellamy Memorial Park
Francis Bellamy Memorial Park Named in honor of Francis Bellamy, 1855 - 1931, author of "The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" — Map (db m87758) HM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — In Honor of the Mount Morris Veterans
In honor of the veterans of all wars and those who made the supreme sacrifice for God and our country — Map (db m87765) WM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — John W. Powell
John W. Powell rank of Maj. - fought in Civil War, led first Grand Canyon Exped. in 1869 - helped start U.S. Geological Society & Nat. Geographic Society. — Map (db m87707) HM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — Mary S. Howell
Mary S. Howell Mary Seymour Howell 1844-1913. Spoke nationally for equal sufferage. Wrote the full sufferage bill that NYS assembly passed in 1892. — Map (db m87719) HM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — The Genesee Valley — Historic New York
The 150 mile-long Genesee River rises in Pennsylvania and flows northward into Lake Ontario. Though relatively a small stream, except in flood stages, it has cut, in its middle portion, a deep gorge with walls rising 600 feet above foaming waters. . . . — Map (db m56842) HM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — This Park Dedicated to the Men of 3rd U.S. Marines
. . . — Map (db m87768) WM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — Williamsburg
¼ Mile
Burial places of Fitzhugh and Carroll — Map (db m52205) HM
New York (Livingston County), Mount Morris — Williamsburgh
Site of Williamsburgh first settlement in county established 1792 by Charles Williamson. — Map (db m44145) HM
New York (Livingston County), Nunda — "Nunda Valley"
"Nunda Valley" Early name of settlement. Square laid out by 1830. Original row buildings built before 1840. Village incorporated 1839 — Map (db m87665) HM
New York (Livingston County), Nunda — Lock 42
Lock 42 in use from 1851-1878 on the Genesee Valley Canal. Canal linked Erie Canal in Rochester with Allegheny River near Olean NY. — Map (db m87689) HM
New York (Livingston County), Nunda — Nunda Soldiers' Monument
"This monument stands and will stand in our cemetery...not only as a memorial to the soldier dead but as a monitor to the living; admonishing us as a people and nation, to deal justly with all mankind and with all nations...it commemorates that the . . . — Map (db m87655) WM
New York (Livingston County), Nunda — 257 — Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetery Designed 1865 by H.B. Allen in rural garden style. Old burial grounds annexed 1900. Resting place of many veterans, 2 U.S. Congressmen. — Map (db m87659) HM
New York (Livingston County), Piffard — A-cn-do-wa-nuh
Site of
A-cn-do-wa-nuh
(Big Tree)
Seneca Indian Village — Map (db m52218) HM
New York (Livingston County), Piffard — O-ha-gi
Site of
O-ha-gi
(Crowding the bank)
Tuscarora indian village
only one in county — Map (db m52227) HM
New York (Livingston County), Portage — Camp Portage — Letchworth State Park
This picnic area once served as the camp and parade grounds for two Civil War volunteer units. The 14-acre camp, hastily constructed in mid-August 1862, consisted of officer's headquarters, two mess halls, and ten quarters for soldiers. Colonel . . . — Map (db m75832) HM
New York (Livingston County), Portage — Civil War Parade Ground — 1862 - 1865
130th N.Y. Regt., later 1st N.Y. Dragoons and 136th N.Y. Regt. of Infantry, 1862 — Map (db m75803) HM
New York (Livingston County), Portage — Deep Cut
Site of Genesee Valley Canal 1852 to 1877 — Map (db m76055) HM
New York (Livingston County), Portage — First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry
First New York Dragoons 130th New York Volunteer Infantry Organized on this field Aug. 11, 1862 Left this field September 2, 1862 Colonel Alfred Gibbs Lieutenant Colonel TJ. Thorpe Major Rufus Scott Captured Prisoners . . . — Map (db m75806) HM WM
New York (Livingston County), Portage — Kish-A-Wa
First settlers in 1816; only village in 15 miles; home of many famous people; path of "Old Indian Trail" — Map (db m75757) HM
New York (Livingston County), Portage — School Site
Frame building, about 1819; abandoned for one of two rooms as number of pupils grew. Samuel Hunt, brother of Governor Hunt, taught here. — Map (db m76096) HM
New York (Livingston County), Sonyea — Site of the Groveland Shaker Community — Historic New York
On this site the eighteenth and last Shaker community in America was founded in 1836 by members of the Sodus Bay Shaker community. The Shakers, formerly known as the United States Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, were a religious . . . — Map (db m87748) HM
New York (Livingston County), Sonyea — Sonyea Shaker Community
Sonyea Shaker Community Founded 1836 Closed 1892 Became Craig Colony for epileptics 1894 — Map (db m87746) HM
New York (Livingston County), West Sparta — Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy
1 Mile West, site of fulling mill where President Millard Fillmore worked when a boy in 1814. — Map (db m76196) HM
New York (Livingston County), York — Brick School
District No. 8; built 1825. President Chester A. Arthur attended this school 1837-1842 — Map (db m58022) HM
New York (Livingston County), York — Genesee Valley Canal
Genesee Valley Canal Rochester to Olean 1836-1878 ————————— This section of the Genesee Valley Canal opened as far as Mt. Morris on September 1, 1840. The canal provided a practical means of . . . — Map (db m116989) HM
New York (Livingston County), York — The History of the Yard of Ale Bell
The History of the Yard of Ale Bell The Yard of Ale bell is from the original St. Lucy's Church located in Retsof, New York, which formally opened on Christmas Day 1911 with Father Poli celebrating the mass. The building was purchased from the . . . — Map (db m117015) HM

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