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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Geneseo, New York
Location of Geneseo, New York
► Livingston County (138) ► Allegany County (45) ► Genesee County (100) ► Monroe County (370) ► Ontario County (147) ► Steuben County (88) ► Wyoming County (61)
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| A quarter mi. east of this
site, Senecas & their British
allies ambushed a scouting
party killing 14 Continental
Soldiers on Sept. 13, 1779 — — Map (db m158559) HM 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|
|Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
November 9, 1977 — — Map (db m58052) HM|
Sullivan Expedition 1779
Fifteen scouts killed
Boyd and Parker capture
6 miles — — Map (db m52231) 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|
| In memory of the men of Geneseo who offered their lives in defense of their country — — Map (db m117014) WM|
Promoted by Colonel S. Tooey
Appearing by moonlight in
canoe calling for help
Tales still shared today — — Map (db m129046) HM|
|Home of Nicholas Shaw Fraser and Eleanor Shaw Smith ca. 1910-1948. Held offices in state and national women's suffrage organizations. — — Map (db m142147) 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|
|About 1/4 mile west
Site of memorable treaty
releasing Seneca title to
3,600,000 acres of land
September 15, 1797 — — Map (db m161692) 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|