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
Albert Burke served as Avon town
supervisor, downtown merchant,
World War II veteran, and was a
dedicated husband and father to
nine children. for over 40 years.
He lived and worked "on the
circle at Park Place, as an active
member of the . . . — — Map (db m146489) HM
In the winter of 1865, the Soldiers' Monument Association of Avon was formed with Calvin Knowles, president, John Marsh, secretary, Stephen Hosmer, treasurer. Their purpose was to raise sufficient funds to erect a memorial
that recognized the . . . — — Map (db m145705) HM
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
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
or Little Beard's Town
(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
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
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
Given to Clara Barton, Chapter No. 1 of the American National Red Cross, in memory of Emma Hartman Noyes, a charter member of this chapter, by her children Nicholas H. Noyes, Jansen Noyes, and Katherine E. Noyes, December 28, 1949. — — Map (db m198737) HM
Dansville Honors Its Veterans of All Wars. In the glory of their youth, we shall remember them.
Dansville Area Honors Its Heroes. In loving tribute and grateful appreciation to all Dansville area military men and . . . — — Map (db m76052) WM
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
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
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
Built in 1830, the Livingston County Bank was the first bank in Livingston County.
Allen Ayrault of Big Tree Lodge was President until 1855.
From 1887 to 1983 the building served as the Geneseo Post Office.
Erected 1995 — — Map (db m158751) HM
History of Mining In The Genesee Valley
Rock Salt mining began in 1884, in Retsof NY, with the building of Empire Salt Company, which changed to Retsof Mining Company in 1885. The Sterling Mining Co, in Cuylerville, NY was built in 1890. The Gray . . . — — Map (db m158413) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 the dominion of the United States. — — Map (db m168896) HM
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
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
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