Introduction to Geneva, New York
Geneva, New York, in Ontario county, is 37 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 96 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is included in the Rochester metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,617 people lived in Geneva.
The present day City of Geneva was originally known as the village of Kanadasaga and was inhabited by Seneca Native Americans. It was destroyed and abandoned by the punitive Sullivan Expedition of 1779. The village was settled in by Europeans in 1793 and incorporated as the Village of Geneva in 1806. Later on, it was reincorporated as a city. In the 1840s, the first railroad entered Geneva.
Geneva and nearby Attractions
- Seneca Lake State Park
- Rose Hill Mansion
- Smith Opera House
- Prouty - Chew House and Museum
- Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum
- Belhurst Castle
Things To Do In Geneva
The Ashcroft House, Lehigh Valley Railroad Station, Smith Opera House, William W. Wright House, and Denton House/ Parrott Hall are all located nearby and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can also visit Pulteney Park, Genesee Park and McDonough Park. The Geneva Historical Society Museum is also a popular local spot.
Air transportation is available from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.
Geneva Higher Education
Hobart William Smith Colleges is the local college. Finger Lakes Community College, Saint John Fisher College and the Rochester Institute of Technology also offer higher educational facilities.