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Penn Yan, Yates, New York, USA

"Penn Yan, a post-village, capital of Yates co., N.Y., is situated at the outlet and northern end of Keuka Lake, on the Northern Central Railroad, 45 miles N. by W. of Elmira, and 53 miles S.E. of Rochester. It is £ in Benton township and mostly in Milo. Steamboats ply daily between this place and Hammondsport, at the head of the lake. Penn Yan contains a court-house, 5 churches, an academy, 2 banks, 2 flouring-mills, 2 foundries, manufactures of carriages, threshing-machines, lumber, sash, blinds, &c., and 3 newspaper offices. Pop. (1890) 4254."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • The first frame dwelling at Penn Yan was built in 1799.

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  • 1823 - The village of Penn Yan became the county seat in 1823, when Yates county was created.

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  • Penn Yan was incorporated in 1833.

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  • 1836 - Penn Yan
    Penn Yan, founded by Mr. Abraham Waggener, incorporated 29th April, 1833; the shire town about half a mile below the foot of the east arm of Crooked...Read MORE...


  • 1892 - Penn Yan
    n the northern portion of township No. 7, of the first range, better and more commonly known as the town of Milo, at a point near and about the foot...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - SAILBOAT CAPSIZED. PERRY TUFFT, HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN DROWN IN LAKE KENKA.
    Penn Yan, N.Y., July 10. - On Lake Kenka yesterday PERRY TUFFT, his wife and three children lost their lives by the capsizing of a sailboat. When MR. ...Read MORE...


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    Knapp House, Pen Yan, N.Y.
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    Main Street looking North from Jacob Street
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    The Penn Yan Academy
  • 1906
    Penn Yan', a post-village, capital of Yates co., N.Y., is situated at the outlet and northern end of Keuka Lake, on the Northern Central and the New...Read MORE...


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    The Benham House
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    Along the Dock
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    Keuka College
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    N.Y.C. R.R. Depot, 1908
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    Keuka Club
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    County Bldgs, Penn Yan, N.Y.
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    Hatmaker Hospital, 1912
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    Post Office
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    The Birkett Mills
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    Catholic Church
  • In 1921 the Penn Yan Boat Company was founded by German immigrant Charles A. Herrman.

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    M.E. Church, 1926
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    Main Street, Penn Yan, N.Y.
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    Garrett Memorial Chapel, Bluff Point, 1932
  • News 1949 - Gas Explosion Injures Plumber
    Methodist Church Slightly Damaged

    Lew Blakeslee of 231 Lake street, Penn Yan, was seriously injured at 11 a. m. Friday, March 18, in a gas boiler...Read MORE...




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