Geneseo, one of the loveliest and most historic villages in the Finger Lakes region, was founded just after the American Revolution. During its first century, it flourished as a rich agricultural center. In 1871, it became a college town with the establishment of what is today the State University of New York at Geneseo. Around Geneseo, with its exceptional collection of photographs-many never before published-captures the essence of the frontier settlement that blossomed into a center of government, learning, and culture. This exciting history includes not only Geneseo, the hub, but also the surrounding communities of Avon, Groveland, Leicester, Livonia, Mount Morris, and York.