Genesee

/jen'euh see"/, n.
a river flowing N from N Pennsylvania through W New York into Lake Ontario. 144 mi. (230 km) long.

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      county, northwestern New York state, U.S., located in a lowland region with several swamps, midway between Buffalo and Rochester. It is drained by Tonawanda, Oak Orchard, and Oatka creeks. The major forest types are oak and hickory. Public lands include Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and Darien Lakes State Park; Tonawanda Indian Reservation is in the northwestern corner of the county.

       Erie and Seneca Indians were foremost among the Iroquoian-speaking tribes in the area. After merchant Robert Morris sold 3.3 million acres (1.5 million hectares) of western New York to Dutch capitalists in the Holland Land Purchase (1793), Joseph Ellicott, who was hired to survey the territory (1800), founded Batavia (the county seat) and several other communities, including Buffalo to the west.

      Genesee county was created in 1802, its name derived from an Iroquoian word meaning “beautiful valley.” The main economic activities are manufacturing and agriculture (wheat, corn [maize], and potatoes). Area 494 square miles (1,280 square km). Pop. (2000) 60,370; (2007 est.) 58,122.

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  • Genesee — ist die Bezeichnung des Flusses Genesee River mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika: Genesee (Colorado) Genesee (Idaho) Genesee (New York) der Abtei Genesee der Trappisten im US Bundesstaat New York Genesee (Wisconsin) in Kanada:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Genesee — Genesee, CO U.S. Census Designated Place in Colorado Population (2000): 3699 Housing Units (2000): 1562 Land area (2000): 6.659413 sq. miles (17.247800 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.659413 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Genesee, CO — U.S. Census Designated Place in Colorado Population (2000): 3699 Housing Units (2000): 1562 Land area (2000): 6.659413 sq. miles (17.247800 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.659413 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Genesee, ID — U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 946 Housing Units (2000): 378 Land area (2000): 0.649466 sq. miles (1.682110 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.649466 sq. miles (1.682110 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Genesee — (spr. Dschenessi), 1) (G. River), Fluß in Nordamerika; entspringt auf der Grenze zwischen den Staaten Pennsylvanien u. New York, geht durch die Grafschaften Alleghany, Wyoming u. Livingston u. fällt in den Ontario See; bildet zahlreiche… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Genesee — (spr. dschenneßi), Fluß in Nordamerika, entspringt auf der Grenze von Pennsylvanien und New York, fließt zum Ontariosee, bildet in Rochester, vom Eriekanal in neun Bogen überschritten, die berühmten Geneseefälle (30 m) und mündet nach 233 km… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Genesee — [jen΄ə sē′] [< Iroquoian (Seneca); ? “beautiful valley”] river flowing from N Pa. across W N.Y. into Lake Ontario: c. 150 mi (241 km) …   English World dictionary

  • Genesee — Original name in latin Genesee Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Denver longitude 39.68582 latitude 105.27277 altitude 2336 Population 3609 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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