I am very grateful to our Highway Superintendent, Mark David, for responding to my request to have the historical markers in Rush repainted. I am particularly thankful to Ed Conklin, a Rush resident and talented painter, for his work in restoring our markers. Below are photos of the newly repainted signs.
Note, our markers consist of three different types. The blue signs with the yellow letters are New York State, Department of Education markers, The green signs with the yellow lettering are Monroe County markers. Lastly, the blue sign with the red border and white lettering is a City of Rochester sesquicentennial marker.
1804: Sixteen families from Connecticut settled here. First town meeting of Rush was held near here, 1818. Marker is located at 941 Rush-West Rush Road and installed in 1959.
Frederick Douglass often visited Quaker William Hallock who induced him to reject John Brown’s violent plans to free the slaves. City of Rochester Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration. The marker is located on the northwest corner of Rush-Lima and Scolfield Roads.
Site of a settlement of Tuscaroras. 6th Nation of Iroquois League. Driven from Carolinas by British, 1714-1722. This marker is located on East River Rd. at the Monroe-Livingston County line. Placed by: State Education Dept., 1932. Note: “Carloinas” should be spelled “Carolinas.”
Three Indian Tribes have hunted, fished and tilled the soil her for thousands of years. Marker is located in West Rush on the northeast corner of Creekside Drive and Rush-West Rush Road. Placed by: State Education Dept., 1952