Place:Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States


Coordinates42.82°N 77.668°W
Located inLivingston, New York, United States

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Livonia is a village located in the Town of Livonia, Livingston County, New York, at the intersection of US Route 20 and Route 15. The population was 1,409 at the 2010 census.


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The region was home to native Americans belonging to the Seneca people of the Iroquois confederacy. The name for the lake was "Ga-ne-a-sos," which became the modern "Conesus."

Solomon Woodruff became the first white settler in 1789. He built a rough cabin, cleared a field, and planted his first crop of potatoes before returning to Connecticut for his family. He returned by oxcart with his wife to find that the Seneca had burned the cabin to the ground. (His son died on the journey and was buried on a hilltop in Bristol NY). Solomon rebuilt the cabin and his descendants still reside in the area. Solomon is buried in the Union cemetery.

The area in which the town now nestles, between Conesus and Hemlock lakes, was settled by people of European descent in the middle of the 19th century. The creation of a railway line in the 1850s to Lakeville, now part of Livonia, increased business opportunities and travel through the region.

The Livonia Baptist Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

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