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Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)

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Where is Potter, New York, USA? 

Potter is a town in Yates County, New York, in the United States. The Town of Potter is located in the northwest part of the county and is south of Canandaigua, New York.

Potter was founded on April 26, 1832, when the town separated from nearby the Town of Middlesex. Previously, the region as a whole was known as District of Augusta. The town was initially known as "Potter's Town," as the 42,430 acres (171.7 km2) area had been purchased by Scott Walker and Dave Walkow on July 15, 1789. In December 1856, and additional 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) were taken from Middlesex (Modern Potter contains 34.5 square miles (89 km2)).

Communities and locations in Potter:

Cole Corners – A location in the northeast corner of the town on County Road 4, northeast of East Potter.

East Potter – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town.

Flint Creek – An important stream flowing through the town.

Potter – The hamlet of Potter is on NY-364 by Flint Creek in the southwest part of the town.

Rushville – The south part of the Village of Rushville is by the north town line on NY-247.

Voak – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town on County Road 27, southeast of East Potter.

Yatesville – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town.

Rushville is a village in Ontario and Yates Counties in the U.S. state of New York. Most of the Village of Rushville is within the Town of Potter in Yates County and a small part is in the Town of Gorham in Ontario County.

Elias Gilbert was the first settler in Rushville. Rushville was originally called Federal Hollow. The town was called this because many of Rushville's first settlers were from Massachusetts and favored the Federalist political party. The Village changed the name after the turn of the century when the Jeffersonian party grew more popular, and Rushville was renamed after Dr. Benjamin Rush of Revolutionary fame. Rushville is said to be the first place in America to be named for Jefferson's good friend.Wikipedia


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Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)  - East Side Main St., Rushville, N.Y.
Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)

East Side Main St., Rushville, N.Y.
Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)  - South Main St., Rushville, N.Y.
Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)

South Main St., Rushville, N.Y.
Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)  - Dr. A. T. Halstead's Residence on Gilbert Street, Rushville.
Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville)

Dr. A. T. Halstead's Residence on Gilbert Street, Rushville.

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1892 - Potter
Along the several divisions of Yates County, the town of Potter occupies a position on the northern ...Read MORE...

1906
Potter, a post-village in Potter township (town), Yates co., N.Y., on Flint Creek, about 40 miles...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Chapman
flag   Charles Edward CHAPMAN (29 July 1851, Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) - 14 January 1936, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

Kelsey
flag   Malissa M. KELSEY (1843, Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) - 7 October 1864, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)

Sawyer
flag   Samantha SAWYER (10 October 1826, Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) - 15 August 1904, Cheshire, Ontario County, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Salisbury
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Gideon SALISBURY (14 January 1762, Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville) - 1848, Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) ) gravestone

SALISBURY
flag   John SALISBURY (30 April 1795, , New York, USA - 27 February 1878, Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) ) gravestone

Sawyer
flag   Cornelius SAWYER (7 October 1788, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - 8 July 1868, Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) ) gravestone
flag   Louisa SAWYER (, Middlesex, New York, USA - 1868, Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) )
 

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