On Avon-Geneseo Road (Route 39) just north of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
On Main Street (New York State Route 5) at Genesee Street, in the median on Main Street.
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
On Lakeville Road (New York State Route 15) at Henty Road, on the left when traveling north on Lakeville Road.
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
Near West Swamp Road (New York State Route 256) 0.8 miles south of Guiltner Road.
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
Near Cuylerville Road (U.S. 20A) 0.2 miles west of Barrett Road.
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
On Cuylerville Road (U.S. 20A) 0.2 miles west of Barrett Road.
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
On Cuylerville Road (U.S. 20A) 0.2 miles west of Barrett Road, on the left when traveling west.
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
On Elizabeth Street just north of Ossian Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
On Clara Barton Street (New York State Route 36) 0.1 miles south of Washington Street, on the left when traveling south.
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
On Main Street (New York State Route 39) just south of University Drive, on the right when traveling south.
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
Near Court Street at Avon Road (New York State Route 39).
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
On Center Street at Elm Street, on the left when traveling west on Center Street.
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
On Main Street (New York State Route 39) 0.1 miles north of Center Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
On Center Street east of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
On Rorbach Lane at Lima Road, on the left when traveling east on Rorbach Lane.
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
On Main Street (New York State Route 39) 0.2 miles north of South Street (U.S. 20A), on the left when traveling south.
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
On Genesee Street (New York State Route 63 at milepost 20.9), 0.2 miles south of Mary Jemison Drive, on the right when traveling south.
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
On East South Street (U.S. 20A at milepost 9.1) at Temple Hill Street, on the right when traveling west on East South Street.
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
On Main Street (New York State Route 39) 0.2 miles north of South Street (U.S. 20A), on the right when traveling south.
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
Near David Gray Hill Road, 0.8 miles east of Barber Hill Road.
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
Near David Gray Hill Road, 0.8 miles east of Barber Hill Road.
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
On Rix Hill Rd, 0.3 miles west of New York State Route 15A, on the left when traveling west.
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
On Rush-Lima Road (New York State Route 15A) near Rochester Street (New York State Route 15A), in the median.
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
On Lake Avenue (New York State Route 15A) 0.1 miles south of East Main Street (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling north.
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
On East Main Street (New York State Route 5) 0.1 miles east of Rochester Street (New York State Route 15A), on the right when traveling west.
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