Place:Mount Morris (town), Livingston, New York, United States

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NameMount Morris (town)
Alt namesMount Morris
TypeTown
Coordinates42.717°N 77.867°W
Located inLivingston, New York, United States
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Mount Morris is a town in Livingston County, New York, United States. The population was 4,465 at the 2010 census. The town and village were named after Robert Morris, the financier of the American Revolution.

The Town of Mount Morris has a village also called Mount Morris. The town is on the western border of the county and borders Letchworth State Park.

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History

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The region was first settled around 1784. It was first known as "Allens Hill" and then as "Richmond Hill." The town was formed from the Town of Leicester in 1818. The former Genesee Valley Canal passed through the town.

In 1952 a dam was finished on the Genesee River for flood control. The dam is rumored to still have a body encased within it, of a man who fell into the wet cement during the construction of the dam in 1949.

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  • Outstanding guide to Mount Morris family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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