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Livingston County, New York

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On February 23, 1821 the county was formed and named after Robert R. Livingston, who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and negotiated the Louisiana Purchase.

The Seneca Nation of Indians, once the most numerous and powerful of the Six Nations of the Iroquois, were called the "Keepers of the Western Door" because they guarded the western boundaries of the Haudenosaunee territory, which included the lands around Seneca Lake west to Lake Erie. Many of the principle towns were in the fertile Genesee Valley, part of what is now Livingston County. Little Beard's Town, or Genesee Castle, located near present-day Cuylerville in the Town of Leicester, was one of the largest.

For a complete history of the county, Including the history of the flag, the Sullivan Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Avon Spriings & The Jackson Sanitorium, The Groveland Shakers and Civil War Regiments, please see Wikipedia.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Villages

  • Avon
  • Caledonia
  • Conesus
  • Geneseo (County Seat)
  • Groveland
  • Leicester
  • Lima
  • Livonia
  • Mount Morris
  • North Dansville
  • Nunda
  • Ossian
  • Portage
  • Sparta
  • Springwater
  • West Sparta
  • York

Other Hamlets & Communities: Byersville, Conesus Lake, Coopersville, Cumminsville, Cuylerville, Dalton, East Avon, Fowlerville, Greigsville, Groveland Station, Hemlock, Hunt, Kysorville, Lakeville, Linwood, Livonia Center, Piffard, Retsof, Scottsburg, South Lima, Tuscarora, Wadsworth, Webster Crossing and Woodsville


NY GenWeb

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places