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Geneseo, New York Historical Markers

 
Big Tree Lodge Marker as seen facing north on 39 image, Touch for more information
By Yugoboy, July 24, 2012
Big Tree Lodge Marker as seen facing north on 39
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Big Tree Lodge
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Cobblestone School
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Geneseo Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior November 9, 1977 — Map (db m58052) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Groveland Hill
Tory-Indian ambush
Sullivan Expedition 1779
Fifteen scouts killed
Boyd and Parker capture
6 miles — Map (db m52231) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — In Memory of
In memory of the men of Geneseo who offered their lives in defense of their country — Map (db m117014) WM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — 11 — Phantom Indian of Conesus Lake Legends & Lore
Promoted by Colonel S. Tooey Appearing by moonlight in canoe calling for help Tales still shared today — Map (db m129046) HM
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — 498 — Shaw Sisters
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of Camp Union
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of First Church
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Site of Original Wadsworth Cabin
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Temple Hill
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
New York (Livingston County), Geneseo — Village Square
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

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