History & Culture

History & CultureWaterways, railways and highways have defined our historical evolution since the early 1800′s. The engineering feat of the grand Erie Canal, the heyday of the New York Central Railroad and Iroquois Indian trails turned to turnpike, are all brought to life with a museum tour, a quiet walk through a historic memorial cemetery, or a stop at our many antique shops.

Sandstone and cobblestones have defined our architecture as demonstrated in our historic villages and trails. The communities continue to embrace their heritage with organizations celebrating sandstone, cobblestone and the artistic component of these natural resources.

Orleans County History & Culture

Click on the following map markers to:

  • Locate historical attractions and cultural centers such as museums, libraries and National Registry of Historic Places
  • Read interesting facts about Orleans County and our legends
  • See how our waterways formed our villages and influenced our architecture.

Use the inner-scroll bar to view the listings.

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With your cursor pan cursor positioned inside the map’s boundaries, control the scale of the map with your scroll wheel. To return to the original scale & location, click on the map title. Pan the map by clicking and dragging. Click & drag the map’s scroll bar to view listings below the map (except for the home page).

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Map Mode selector View Orleans County in MAP, TERRAIN or SATELLITE mode by clicking on the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of the map and selecting the desired mode.

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