Clinton & Sullivan – Hemlock Lake

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7499 Rix Hill Rd
Livonia, NY 14466
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Inscription

Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779.  An expedition against the hostile Indian Nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania extending westward the Dominion of the United States.

Erected

Marker: State of New York – 1929
Pillar:  City of Rochester – 1929 – Material donated by local residents. Designed by Henry A Kunze.

What was there

In 1779, by order of George Washington, Sullivan and Clinton’s armies arrived from the east by Honeyoe Lake, crossed this point on the north end of  Hemlock Lake then continued south and west into Conesus and on to Groveland. The campaign goal was to eliminate all Native American settlements along the way.

What is there now

The City of Rochester uses Hemlock and nearby Canadice Lakes as part of the water supply. This marker is embedded in a cobblestone pillar decorated with millstones salvaged from local mills. A large recreational park caps mush of the northern end of the lake.

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