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Known as Douglas Corners
Here Stephen Douglas of
Conn. Built First House.
Photo © 2006 Martha S. Magill. All Rights Reserved.


From the 1860 Gazetteer of the State of New York, by J. H. French

WALWORTH (1) - was formed from Ontario, April 20, 1829. It is the central town on the W. border of the co. Its surface is a high, rolling upland, the ridges being the most elevated land in the co. The Niagara limestone crops out in the N. part, marking its course by a hard, stony surface some rods in width. It is drained N. by several small streams, and S. E. by tributaries of Red Creek. The soil is a rich, sandy loam. Walworth, (p.v.) near the S. E. corner, contains 3 churches, the Walworth Academy, and 230 inhabitants. In the immediate vicinity is an extensive nursery. (2) West Walworth, (p.v.) in the S. W. part, contains a church and 115 inhabitants. The first settlement was begun about 1800. (3) The first church (M. E.) was organized previous to 1809. (4)


  1. Named. from Chancellor Walworth
  2. This nursery - established in 1840 - occupies 75 acres, and produces annually 300,000 trees, mostly sent to New England, N.J., Md., and Va.
  3. Among the other early settlers were George Millet, in 1802, Daniel Douglass and George Randolph, at West Walworth, Dr. Hurlbut Crittenden, in 1804, Deacon Gideon Hassett, James and Jonathan Hill, Capt. Gilbert, __ Hickley, and John and Marshall Chamberlain. The first death was that of ___ Green, killed by the fall of a tree, in 1806. The first store was kept by Thomas F. Kempshall.
  4. There are 5 churches in town; 2 Bap., M. E., Cong., and F. W. Bap.

Current Place Names in the Town of Walworth:

Huddle, Lincoln, Walworth, West Walworth

1874 & 1904 Maps of Town of Walworth

1904 Map of the Village of Walworth

1895 History of Walworth

1867 Directory of Walworth

Property Owners of the Town of Walworth, 1891: added 4/13/12

1874-75 Walworth Marriage and Death Records

Walworth Freewill Cemetery

Gould Cemetery

McCreery / Arnold Farm Cemetery

Walworth Village Cemetery - A New Compilation

Walworth Village Cemetery Veterans Burials

Walworth Village Cemetery - Old Reading

West Walworth Cemetery

Two Cemeteries - Finley, Finley Schoolhouse (Lusk)

Baker Cemetery

Randolph Photos from the Baker Cemetery Pt. 1

Randolph Photos from the Baker Cemetery Pt. 2

Merrill Photos from the Baker Cemetery

The Autograph Book of Julia T. Bancroft Gould

The Buckleys of Walworth

1839 Will of James Buckley

Unclaimed Mail, Walworth Post Office, Dec. 31, 1840

History of Lincoln Baptist Church

Old Walworth School Items

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Created: 9/15/98
Last Revision: 4/13/12
Wayne County NYGenWeb
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Photo Taken Sept. 16, 2007, of Walworth Historical Marker Copyright © 2006 M. Magill
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