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Batavia, Genesee, New York, USA

"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, on the New York Central and the Lehigh Valley Railroads and a branch of the Erie Railroad. A branch of the former railroad extends from Batavia westward to Tonawanda and eastward to Canandaigua. It contains a court-house, a county jail, 8 churches, a convent, a national bank, 3 other banks, high and other schools, an arsenal, a public library, a daily and 2 weekly newspapers, and manufactures of steam-engines, threshing-machines, ploughs, farming-implements, and sash and blinds. Batavia is the seat of the New York State Institute for the Blind. Pop. in 1890, 7221."

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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  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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
    High School
  • Batavia, New York, USA
    The Batavia Club
  • 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...


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


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