Town of Parma

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281-369 Hill Rd
Hilton, NY
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First settlement in the Town of Parma
Bezaleel Atchinson and family came in 1796. He erected a log house and first schoolhouse nearby.

Erected

By the County of Monroe — Date unknown

What was there

Bezaleel Atchinson of  Connecticut settled near here with is wife, Eleanor Farrington, and 8 children. He built a log home, schoolhouse, and a mill (c. 1810). At the time this area was a part of the Town of Northampton.

What is there now

The immediate area is rural farmland. To the west is the Atchinson Pioneer Family Cemetery, in which lies the final resting place of Bazaleel, his descendants, as well as other early settlers. As of the 2010 census, Parma is home to over 15,600 residents.

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Posted: November 14, 2012

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