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Livingston County, NY history

Livingston County, New York history

We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and local history from Livingston County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.


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The Livingston County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Livingston County receives comparatively generous treatment as upstate New York counties go in this 1848 gazetteer.  Six pages (which includes a map) contain considerable information and are certainly important to the historical record.  We also include the chapter on land grants and patents that underlie New York State counties.  6++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.25.

 Livingston County, NY in Mather & Brockett (1848)


The Livingston County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Livingston County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  The localities mentioned in boldface in this chapter are: Avon, East Avon, South Avon, Caledonia, Conesus, Conesus Center, Foots Corners, Union Corners, Geneseo, Groveland, Hunts Corners, Groveland Center, Leicester, Moscow, Cuylerville, Gibsonville, Lima, South Lima, Livonia, Livonia Center, Livonia Station, South Livonia, Hemlock Lake, Lakeville, Mount Morris, Tuscarora, Brooks Grove, Ridge, River Road, North Dansville, Dansville, Commonsville, Nunda, Nunda Station, Coopersville, East Hill, Ossian, Ossian Center, West View, Portage, Oakland, Hunts Hollow, Portage Station, Sparta, Scottsburgh, North Sparta, Reeds Corners, Springwater, East Springwater, West Sparta, Kysorville, Union Corners, Byersville, Woodville, York, Fowlerville, York Center, Greigsville, and Piffardinia.  7+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.

 Livingston County, NY in French's Gazetteer


Charity in New York State in 1906: State Institutions.  This chapter from volume II of the Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for the year 1906 contains a section about the New York State government's Craig Colony for Epileptics, located in Sonyea in Livingston County.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information about this chapter.


See also: Hotchkin's History of Western New York State, available on CD-ROM.

See also:  Noted Women of the Genesee Country by Mary Hotchkin Hoag (undated). 


Livingston County was separated from Genesee and Ontario Counties in 1821.  You may also want to consult our Genesee County page and our Ontario County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.


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