Introduction to Albion, New York
Albion, New York, in Orleans County, is 29 miles W of Rochester, New York and 42 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The village is considered part of the Rochester metropolitan area. Albion has a population of 7,438.
The first European settlers arrived in Albion in 1812. Formerly known as Newport, the community was renamed Albion after the ancient term for England. Albion was incorporated as a village in 1828, after becoming the county seat of Orleans County in 1825.
Albion and nearby Attractions
- Big Springs Historical Society Museum
- Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
- Black Creek Park
- Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
- Cobblestone Society Museum
- Bristol Mountain
Things To Do In Albion
The Big Springs Historical Society Museum, Cobblestone Society Museum and the Holland Land Office Museum are some of the museums accessible from Albion. The Avon Inn, Darwin Martin House State Historic Site and the Ganondagan State Historic Site are some of the local historical sites as well. Black Creek Park, Golden Hill State Park, Lakeside Beach State Park and Northhampton Park are the local parks, while the Aquarium of Niagara, and Mount Morris Dam are accessible from Albion as well.
Greater Rochester International is the nearest major airport.
Albion Higher Education
Genesee Community College, Roberts Wesleyan College and SUNY Brockport are all located nearby.