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Geneva, NY

The site was originally the Seneca Native American village of Kanadasaga. It became a strongpoint after being fortified by the British against the French and later against the Americans. The village was abandoned following its destruction by the punitive Sullivan Expedition of 1779, but resettled by Europeans around 1793 as a town developed by the Pulteney Association. The "Village of Geneva" was incorporated in 1806, 1812, and 1871, formally separating it from the surrounding area of Geneva Town. Later the village became a city.

Notable Natives

Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to become qualified as a medical doctor in the United States, studied here, graduating from the medical school at what was then Geneva College in 1849.
Gym Class Heroes, four member hip-hop/indie rock band.
Lauren Holly, actress. 


One of the major industries in and around Geneva is winemaking. The area is becoming increasingly popular for agritourism: there are over 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes Region, and the Seneca Lake wine trail provides easy access to many of these from Geneva. As Geneva grows as a tourist destination so do the number of rooms available.

Points of Interest

Geneva on the Lake
Hobart and William Smith Collegs
Belhurst Castle


White Springs Winery
Nagy's New Land Vineyard and Winery
Billsoboro Winery
Ventosa Vineyard
Belhurst Winery
Three Brothers Winery
Amberg Wine Cellars

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