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Batavia, New York, USA

Batavia, Genesee, New York, USA

The village of Batavia was founded in 1802 by Joseph Ellicott, agent of the Holland Land Company. Batavia, New York, was named for the short-lived Batavian Republic (1795–1806) in honor of the Holland Land Company.


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  • News 1850 - Destructive Fire
    A fire occurred on the 17th inst., in Rhany's [R. Haney's] extensive hardware store, Batavia, New York. There being no water, the flames spread with...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Batavia
    Batavia, a handsome post-village in the above township, capital of Genesee county, on Tonawanda creek, and on the Buffalo and Rochester railroad, 36...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BATAVIA, a township and village of New York, U.S., in Genesee co. The former presents a level surface, and is watered by the Tonawanda creek. Its...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - A HOTEL FIRE. DESTRUCTION OF THE ST. JAMES IN BATAVIA - SEVERAL PERSONS HURT.
    Batavia, N. Y., Jan. 8. - At 2 o'clock this morning the St. James Hotel, the leading hotel in town, a large four-story brick building containing 80...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Batavia
    Batavia, a post-village, capital of Genesee co., N.Y., on Tonawanda Creek, 32 miles by rail W.S.W. of Rochester, and 36 miles E. by N. from Buffalo,...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Batavia
    Batavia is the largest town in Genesee county, both in point of territory and population. It is located in about the centre of the county, and is...Read MORE...


  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Court House, Firemen's Headquarters and Ellicott Hall
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    High School
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    The Batavia Club
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Richmond Memorial Library, 1905
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Main Street, 1905
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    New York State School for the Blind, 1905
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Union School, 1905
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Genessee County Fair Ground, 1907
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    Batavia Square and Junction of Main and Ellicott Streets, 1907
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    The Batavia and New York Wood Working Company
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    Washington Avenue School
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Hospital
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Hotel Richmond, 1909
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    Holland Land Office, 1910
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Horseshoe Lake
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Part of Square, Showing Police Headquarters, St. James Church, County Clerk's Office, and Court House
    Postcard
  • Batavia, New York, USA
    New St. Mary's Church, 1910
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Tonowanda Creek
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  • News 1911 - TERRIBLE TRAIN CRASH. BLAME PLACED ON EXPRESS ENGINEER.
    Superintendent Everett Says J. B. LYDELL, of Buffalo, Engineer of Train 23, and For 40 Years an Employe of Railroad, Ran Past Signals – Many...Read MORE...


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    New York Central Depot, 1911
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Masonic Temple
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    St. Joseph's Church
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  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Children's Home
    Postcard
  • Batavia, New York, USA
    K. B. Mathes Shell Factory
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Batavia, a post-village, capital of Genesee co., N.Y., on Tonawanda Creek, 36 miles E. by N. of Buffalo, on the New York Central and Hudson River,...Read MORE...


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    Morgan Monument, 1916
    Postcard
  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Knights of Columbus Home
    Postcard
  • Batavia, New York, USA
    New York Central Station
    Postcard
  • News 1925 - FOUR KILLED IN WRECK AT R. R. CROSSING. BUFFALO FAMILIES WERE ON WAY TO PICNIC. MORE IN CAR SURVIVE.
    Car Rolled Down Bank 300 Feet Two Women Carried With Wreckage.

    Batavia, N. Y., Sept. 7 (A.P.) - Four Buffalo persons were killed shortly before...Read MORE...


  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Massey-Harris Harvester Company
    Postcard
  • News 1929 - TRUCK DRIVER KILLED BY TRAIN
    Batavia, Jan. 15 (AP). - Roy McIntyre 28 of Holly was almost instantly killed and his brother, Albert was seriously injured here today when their...Read MORE...


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    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Batavia, New York, USA
    Greetings from U.S. Veteran's Facility, Batavia, New York
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High School
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The Batavia Club
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Court House, Firemen's Headquarters and Ellicott Hall
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Batavia, New York, USA
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Richmond Memorial Library, 1905
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Main Street, 1905
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New York State School for the Blind, 1905
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Union School, 1905
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Genessee County Fair Ground, 1907
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Batavia Square and Junction of Main and Ellicott Streets, 1907
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The Batavia and New York Wood Working Company
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Washington Avenue School
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Hospital
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Hotel Richmond, 1909
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Holland Land Office, 1910
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Horseshoe Lake
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Part of Square, Showing Police Headquarters, St. James Church, County Clerk's Office, and Court House
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New St. Mary's Church, 1910
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Tonowanda Creek
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New York Central Depot, 1911
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Masonic Temple
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St. Joseph's Church
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Children's Home
Postcard

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K. B. Mathes Shell Factory
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Morgan Monument, 1916
Postcard

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Knights of Columbus Home
Postcard

Batavia, New York, USA
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New York Central Station
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Massey-Harris Harvester Company
Postcard

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Greetings from U.S. Veteran's Facility, Batavia, New York
Postcard

Batavia, New York, USA
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Main Street
Postcard
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History and News of Batavia, New York, USA

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  • News  1850 - Destructive Fire
    A fire occurred on the 17th inst., in Rhany's [R. Haney's] extensive hardware store, Batavia, New York. There being no water, the flames spread with... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Batavia
    Batavia, a handsome post-village in the above township, capital of Genesee county, on Tonawanda creek, and on the Buffalo and Rochester railroad, 36... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BATAVIA, a township and village of New York, U.S., in Genesee co. The former presents a level surface, and is watered by the Tonawanda creek. Its... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - A HOTEL FIRE. DESTRUCTION OF THE ST. JAMES IN BATAVIA - SEVERAL PERSONS HURT.
    Batavia, N. Y., Jan. 8. - At 2 o'clock this morning the St. James Hotel, the leading hotel in town, a large four-story brick building containing 80... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Batavia
    Batavia, a post-village, capital of Genesee co., N.Y., on Tonawanda Creek, 32 miles by rail W.S.W. of Rochester, and 36 miles E. by N. from Buffalo,... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Batavia
    Batavia is the largest town in Genesee county, both in point of territory and population. It is located in about the centre of the county, and is... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - TERRIBLE TRAIN CRASH. BLAME PLACED ON EXPRESS ENGINEER.
    Superintendent Everett Says J. B. LYDELL, of Buffalo, Engineer of Train 23, and For 40 Years an Employe of Railroad, Ran Past Signals – Many... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Batavia, a post-village, capital of Genesee co., N.Y., on Tonawanda Creek, 36 miles E. by N. of Buffalo, on the New York Central and Hudson River,... Read MORE...

  • News  1925 - FOUR KILLED IN WRECK AT R. R. CROSSING. BUFFALO FAMILIES WERE ON WAY TO PICNIC. MORE IN CAR SURVIVE.
    Car Rolled Down Bank 300 Feet Two Women Carried With Wreckage.

    Batavia, N. Y., Sept. 7 (A.P.) - Four Buffalo persons were killed shortly before... Read MORE...

  • News  1929 - TRUCK DRIVER KILLED BY TRAIN
    Batavia, Jan. 15 (AP). - Roy McIntyre 28 of Holly was almost instantly killed and his brother, Albert was seriously injured here today when their... Read MORE...

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