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Historical Markers and War Memorials in LeRoy, New York

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1New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Anti-Slavery Meetings
Beginning in 1834, the First Presbyterian Church of Leroy was the site of anti-slavery meetings that brought people together to hear abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and Amos A. Phelps. Twice the meetings were met by violent protesters who . . . Map (db m154713) HM
2New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — D.W. Airport
Dedicated on October 12, 1928, the Donald Woodward Airport was built by the youngest son of Orator Woodward, owner of Jell-O. Considered one of the finest private airports in the United States, it was designed by aviation pioneer, . . . Map (db m151510) HM
3New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — First Jell-O Factory
In 1897, Pearle Bixby Wait of Leroy, introduced a gelatin dessert that his wife, May, named Jell-O. The first four flavors were strawberry, raspberry, orange and lemon. In 1899, he began production of Jell-O in a factory building located near this . . . Map (db m41526) HM
4New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Ganson Tavern
First settlement between Genesee River and Buffalo Tavern conducted by Charles Wilbur 1793 Capt. John Ganson 1797Map (db m65237) HM
5New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Herman Le Roy's Mill
Here the natural water power potential of Old Buttermilk Falls determined not only the village site, but in 1803, the erection of Stoddard and Platt's Pioneer Grist Mill. In 1822 Herman Le Roy, for whom the town was named, replaced this with a much . . . Map (db m142118) HM
6New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Ingham University
On this campus Marietta and Emily Ingham of Saybrook, Connecticut, founded Le Roy Female Seminary, which became, by charter on April 28, 1857, the first university for women in the United States, granting degrees in the humanities, fine arts and . . . Map (db m57315) HM
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7New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Ingham University CampusSite of First Women's University
Founded by Marietta and Emily Ingham in 1837, as the Le Roy Female Seminary; incorporated in 1852 as the Ingham Collegiate Institute; chartered in April 28, 1857 as Ingham University with a literary college, college of fine arts, and the . . . Map (db m57316) HM
8New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Keeney House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m117043) HM
9New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Le Roy Civil War Memorial
In Memory Of The Soldiers Of Le Roy Rebellion William C. Allen · John W. Amlong · Alexander L. Anderson · Benjamin Anderson · David D. Anderson · Wilber H. Anderson · James Avery · Samuel Avery · Samuel Avery 2nd· . . . Map (db m142315) WM
10New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Le Roy House
Built before 1812 as a land office for the Triangle Tract. Deeded to Union Free School District 1911.Map (db m41528) HM
11New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — 117 — Le Roy Post Office
Le Roy post office has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m142119) HM
12New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Le Roy World War I Memorial1918 - 2018
In remembrance of those from LeRoy who served May we never forget those who died George Botts · Cecelia Cochran · Errol Crittenden · Leo Fiorito · Thomas Illes · Edward Kaine · Percy Luttrel · Patrick Molyneaux · Edgar Murrel · George Ripton · . . . Map (db m142311) WM
13New York (Genesee County), Leroy — 309 — LeRoy Downtown Historic District
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 by The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m173048) HM
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14New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Marion Steam Shovel
Marion Steam Shovel has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m151435) HM
15New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Roswell Parmelee
Genesee County's only known French & Indian War veteran Pioneer of Stone Church Died 1811 age 72 buried in Fort Hill Cemetery Le RoyMap (db m57317) HM
16New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Seneca Indian CountryHistoric New York
          The Seneca Indians, “Keepers of the Western Door” occupied this area since the formation of the Iroquois confederacy about 1550. Most numerous and most warlike of the Six Nations, they for a time dominated the tribes . . . Map (db m140045) HM
17New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Site of Log School House
Built in 1805 by first settlers Alexander McPherson 1801 Francis LeBarron 1804 Philemon Nettleton 1804 Gideon Forgdham 1804 Map (db m57399) HM
18New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Site of the First School
Site of the first school west of the Genesee River. Built in 1801. The first teacher was Miss Luseba Scott. Map (db m117040) HM
19New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Statue of Liberty Replica
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty 40th anniversaryMap (db m108724)
20New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — The Jell-O Company1900-1964
Orator F. Woodward, owner of the Genesee Pure Food Company bought the rights to Jell-O from P.B. Wait in 1899 for $450. Production of “America's most famous dessert” began in 1900 at the Genesee Pure Food Company factory located on this . . . Map (db m41527) HM
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21New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — The LeRoy House
Erected prior to 1812 by Egbert Benson, first land agent of LeRoy. In 1821 enlarged and occupied by Jacob LeRoy, second land agent, son of Herman, for whom the town was named.Map (db m145695) HM
22New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — The Steeple / The Church
The Steeple Upon entering the village of LeRoy, one of the first sights to be seen is the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church. This was erected in 1866 following a vote by the congregation in 1854 to replace the original bell tower. . . . Map (db m117042) HM
23New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — To Honor
To Honor Those Jell-O Employees Who Served Their Country In World War II ★Frank W. Brown     ★Raymond J. Dustin Charles J. Alianell • Edward T. Atherton • Anthony J. Fiorito • Robert M. Balmer • William L. Barber • . . . Map (db m145698) WM
24New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Town of LeRoy
Established on June 8, 1812 as the town of Bellona Renamed Le Roy in 1813 First town meeting on this site April 6, 1813Map (db m57401) HM
25New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Underground Railroad Route
Escaping slaves traveling to Canada on the Covington Route crossed the road here on their way to meet LeRoy's conductor, Daniel McDonald, known as the "Medicine Man." His station was near the Keeney Road Cemetery.Map (db m41531) HM
26New York (Genesee County), LeRoy — Women’s Suffrage
On April 2, 1918, Delia Phillips was the first woman in LeRoy to vote in an election after New York State passed women's suffrage in 1917. She cast her ballot in LeRoy’s municipal building. In 1920, the 19th Constitutional Amendment was ratified . . . Map (db m142112) HM
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Sep. 28, 2022