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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pittsford
Pittsford, New York and Vicinity
▶ Monroe County (361) ▶ Genesee County (98) ▶ Livingston County (136) ▶ Ontario County (145) ▶ Orleans County (121) ▶ Wayne County (129)
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|Location of Samuel Hildreth's
stagecoach barns 1814-1834.
Route of the Auburn & Rochester
railroad line serving Pittsford from 1840-1989 — — Map (db m131104) HM|
| Bridging the Irondequoit Valley posed a great
challenge for James Geddes, Assistant EngI neer on the Erie Canal. In 1816, Geddes planned an embankment built partly on natural ridges and partly artificial, that was almost a mile long and 70 feet . . . — — Map (db m157848) HM|
|An active shipping port on the Erie Canal. Horses were changed here in the Towpath era. — — Map (db m61913) HM|
| Changing Alignments Lock 32, completed in 1916, is one of the third and last generation of locks to be built in Pittsford and in New York State. It replaced the Enlarged Erie Lock 62, built during the 1850s Enlargement which widened the . . . — — Map (db m110014) HM|
|Built by stonemason, Samuel Crump in 1842 as the village school. Home of Northfield Masonic Lodge since 1892. — — Map (db m101126) HM|
|First school house in Monroe County was erected on this site in 1794. John Barrows was first teacher. — — Map (db m57424) HM|
|Begun 1817, completed 1825. Enlarged 1850's and early 1900's. This section opened 1822, making Pittsford an active commercial port. — — Map (db m57405) HM|
|"The Great Embankment" completed 1822 is one mile long, 70 feet high across Irondequoit Creek Valley — — Map (db m57427) HM|
| First Library in the Genesee Country. Northfield Library Co., 1803-1808, kept its books at the farm of Ezra Patterson, first librarian. — — Map (db m101123) HM|
|Through much of Pittsford's history, farming and agriculture related businesses dominated the local economy. The completion of the Erie Canal in 1824 led to a local commercial boom including the construction of wharves and warehouses along the . . . — — Map (db m115402) HM|
| Hopkins Homestead Settled by Col. Caleb Hopkins, hero of War of 1812. Given honor of naming Pittsford for his hometown in Vermont. — — Map (db m116952) HM|
|Dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces on the United States. May prosperity keep faith with those who served and above all with those who did not return that their sacrifices shall not have been made in vain. We remember. Pittsford . . . — — Map (db m115403) WM|
|Federal style inn built about 1812 to serve Erie Canal and turnpike trade. Restored in 1967 — — Map (db m57428) HM|
|Founded August 1789 by Captain Simon Stone and Lieutenant Israel Stone — — Map (db m57433) HM|
|Crossing the Irondequoit's thickly wooded perilous valley. Here Gen. Denonville expected an Indian ambush enroute to Gannagaro, 1687. — — Map (db m57435) HM|
|Resort hotel on stage route and near old lock 62 on the original Erie Canal renowned for sulphur springs nearby — — Map (db m57431) HM|
|The First House
in Pittsford was erected on this spot by Israel Stone in 1789 — — Map (db m64527) HM|
| The Great American Canal The Erie Canal was the most important of America’s inland waterways. It facilitated the opening of the American frontier and provided a route west for tens of thousands of settlers and immigrants. Villages, town, and . . . — — Map (db m110017) HM|
|The story of Powder Mills Park begins around 1850 when Daniel C. Rand arrived in this area from Middletown, Connecticut, where he was working for a manufacturer of blasting powder. The methods of making blasting powder, which is simply a coarse . . . — — Map (db m115406) HM|