TO THE HISTORIC TOWN OF GENEVA - the gateway to the Seneca Wine
The earliest inhabitants of this area were the Seneca Indians. This large,
powerful tribe's capital was a village near what is now the corner of Country
Roads 4 and 6 -- the present site of the New York State Agricultural Experiment
This growing community, fifty miles east of Rochester, was recognized as a
Town on November 15, 1872. While the Town has retained its agricultural
roots, it has grown with commercial and tourist development.
priorities have and continue to be maintaining fiscal prudence,
retaining the character of our community, remaining in a leadership
position within the region and to strike an agreeable balance
between economic development and the quality of life for our
of Geneva is notable for the fact that it operates with no property tax
assessments of any kind - residential, commercial, or agricultural - deriving
it's operational funding entirely from other sources.