Introduction to Hornell, New York
The area was originally settled in 1790, when it was known as Upper Canisteo. It was incorporated as a town in 1820 under the name Hornellsville, in honor of early settler and Indian trader George Hornell, who constructed the area's first gristmill. The New York and Erie Railroad arrived in the area in the mid 19th century. This resulted in significant growth and development of the community. In 1888, the area was reincorporated as the City of Hornellsville. It was finally renamed Hornell in 1906.
Hornell and nearby Attractions
- Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art
- Stony Brook State Park
- American Red Cross, Clara Barton House Chapter #1
- Erie Depot Museum
- Mount Morris Dam
- Arcade & Attica Railroad
Things To Do In Hornell
The working headquarters of the American Red Cross is located near Hornell. The city is home to the Erie Depot Museum, which showcases exhibits reflecting the railroad and community's history. The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art houses a collection of around 8,000 glass and ceramic objects. Mount Morris Dam, another popular destination in the area, is in the Genesee River gorge and was built in the mid 1900s. Opportunities for hiking, swimming, camping and picnicking are available at Stony Brook State Park.
Air transportation is available from Greater Rochester International Airport.
Hornell Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, Corning Community College, SUNY College at Geneseo and Finger Lakes Community College.