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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Geneseo, New York

 
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Location of Geneseo, New York
    Livingston County (138)
    Allegany County (49)
    Genesee County (102)
    Monroe County (370)
    Ontario County (147)
    Steuben County (88)
    Wyoming County (61)
 
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1New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — 637 — Ambuscade
On David Gray Hill Road at Barber Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on David Gray Hill Road.
A quarter mi. east of this site, Senecas & their British allies ambushed a scouting party killing 14 Continental Soldiers on Sept. 13, 1779Map (db m158559) HM WM
2New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Big Tree Lodge
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
3New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
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
4New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Cobblestone School
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
5New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — First Bank
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 1995Map (db m158751) HM
6New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Geneseo Historic District
On Main Street (New York State Route 39) 0.2 miles north of South Street (U.S. 20A), on the left when traveling south.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior November 9, 1977Map (db m58052) HM
7New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Groveland Hill
On South Street (Alternate U.S. 20) at Groveland Road (County Road 10), on the right when traveling east on South Street.
Tory-Indian ambush
Sullivan Expedition 1779
Fifteen scouts killed
Boyd and Parker capture
6 milesMap (db m52231) HM
8New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — History of Mining in the Genesee Valley
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
9New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — In Memory of
On Avon Road (New York State Route 39) at North Street, on the left when traveling south on Avon Road.
In memory of the men of Geneseo who offered their lives in defense of their country Map (db m117014) WM
10New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — 11 — Phantom Indian of Conesus LakeLegends & Lore
On Long Point Park Road.
Promoted by Colonel S. Tooey Appearing by moonlight in canoe calling for help Tales still shared today Map (db m129046) HM
11New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — 498 — Shaw Sisters
On Main Street (New York State Route 39) 0.1 miles south of North Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
12New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of Camp Union
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
13New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of First Church
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
14New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of Original Wadsworth Cabin
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
15New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Temple Hill
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
16New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Treaty of Big Tree
On U.S. 20A at Mary Jemison Drive, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 20A.
About 1/4 mile west Treaty of Big Tree Site of memorable treaty releasing Seneca title to 3,600,000 acres of land September 15, 1797Map (db m161692) HM
17New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Village Square
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
 
May. 12, 2021