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Brockport, Monroe, New York, USA

"Brock'port, a post-village of Monroe co., N.Y., in Sweden township, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central Railroad, 17 miles W. by N. of Rochester, and 39 miles E. of Lockport. It contains 8 churches, a state normal school, founded in 1866, a national bank, 1 other bank, a manufactory of pumps, several mills, and a large manufactory of reapers and mowers. Two weekly newspapers are published here. Pop, about 4000."

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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  • Settlement in Brockport began after a road was cut through the wilderness from Leroy in 1802.

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  • Brockport became a village around 1820, when the Erie Canal was laid out, and was incorporated in 1829

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  • 1830 - Population of Brockport, New York - 685

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  • 1859
    BROCKPORT, a village of Sweden township, Monroe co., in the state of New York, U.S., 235 m. WNW of Albany, on the Erie canal. Pop. in 1840, 1,249.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • 1877 - Market Street in Brockport heavily damaged by fire.

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  • Brockport, New York, USA
    Club House, Brockport Yacht Club, Sunnyside Beach
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    Masonic Temple, Brockport, N.Y.
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    Market Street, showing Post Office
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    Erie Canal, West of Brockport, N.Y.
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    Office of Moore's Newspaper Agency, and City Hall
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    Mary Jane Holmes Residence, 1907
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    Presbyterian Church, 1908
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    Hotel Giebel, 1909
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    N.Y.C. Station and Lark Inn
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    B.L.&R. Trolley Car - State St., Brockport, N.Y., 1910
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    Capen Hose House, Main St. and Park Ave.
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    Moore-Shafer Shoe Mnfg. Co.
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    Sunnyside Beach, Lake Ontario, North of Brockport, N.Y.
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    The Batavia Preserving Co., North Main St., 1911
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    Lake Ave. looking North, from Brockport, N.Y., 1911
  • In 1912 the voters of Brockport authorized the construction of the present water system, which draws on Lake Ontario.

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    "Whitehall" Home of Fred H. Gordon, 1912
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    Methodist Church, 1914
  • 1916
    Brockport, a banking post-village of Monroe co., N.Y., on the Erie Canal and on the New York Central and Hudson River R., 17 miles W. by N. of...Read MORE...


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    Grammar School
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    Brockport State Normal School
  • 1925 - Brockport's newspapers, the Republic and the Democrat merged to form the Republic-Democrat.

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    Church of the Nativity
  • 1927 - Moore-Shafer shoe company closes in Brockport.

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    Brockport Hospital
  • (Brockport) Lakeside Memorial Hospital is built.

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  • Owens-Illinois' Glass Container 4 Division, started operations in 1961 in Brockport.

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  • (Brockport) The sewage treatment plant closed in 1973 when the village was connected to the Pure Waters interceptor line.

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