Okay I must admit, parts 1 and 2 contained a lot of details which many probably knew or perhaps may not have or perhaps didn’t want to know, lol. But in the framework of things we first had to describe where Rochester is before getting more in-depth to its many known and unknown treasures. Just click on “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard Part 1” or “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard Part 2” if you didn’t have time to look at them before and you’ll be up to speed. Please remember that if you get lost at any time just click on the “USA Through Our Eyes” heading and you will be brought back to the home page.
Our first little gem we wanted to share is a little waterfall known Clarendon Falls situated in the hamlet of Clarendon, NY. Clarendon is a town in Orleans County, New York, United States. The population was 3,648 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from Clarendon, Vermont. The Town of Clarendon is in the southeast part of the county. New York State Route 31A and New York State Route 237 intersect in the town. The Clarendon Falls is a 25 foot cascade; lit by a single lamp at night. The town was first settled circa 1811. The Town of Clarendon was created in 1820, before Orleans County was established. It was originally known as “Farwell’s Mills,” a name derived from one of the first settlers, who arrived in 1810. Clarendon was once noted for its quarries and cement plants. In late 2006, a stone church was demolished, for unknown reasons, that was built circa 1830 and served the community until 1980 when the church’s contents were sold off. The church was a landmark for Clarendon for many years. The present owner of the property where the church once stood has retained the original bell which was manufactured in Troy, New York by the Meneely Bell Company.
Hopefully the pictures and video of Clarendon Falls will allow you to feel the joy we experienced.
Here is a little video of the Clarendon, NY waterfall.
Here is a bit of trivia about Rochester, NY and the region,
- It is named after the city’s founder Colonial Nathaniel Rochester when it only had a population of 15.
- Rochester Institute of technology once had a real Bengal tiger as their mascot. He was named Spirit and roamed campus on a regular basis.
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