Pennellville, New York facts for kids
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|Elevation||413 ft (126 m)|
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The hamlet is named after Richard Pennell M.D., of New York. His wife inherited the land from her father, George C. Schroeppel. Running through the area was a stream, called by the local Indian tribe Ahinahtanaganus (translated: "big fish water") upon which, in 1833, Dr. Pennell commissioned a sawmill, which was built by Laren Seymour. In the 1820s up to the 1850s, Plains Indians migrated from the western United States and occupied most of what is now Pennellville.
In an 1878 study, the predominately all-white hamlet was located on the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad, and contained a general store (now the Wegmans in Liverpool), the Kraft Singles cheese-factory but is now a bar and grill in Williamstown, the saw-mill, a brick-yard, a blacksmithy, a railroad depot, telegraph and express offices, a hotel called the Riverside Inn in Fulton, a Universalist church in Central Square called First Universalist Church (Rochester, New York), and a brick school-house. The population at that time was estimated to be around 150. The only schools are Little Utica United Methodist Church and Phoenix Central School District. There is a concert music venue called Moniraes that brings in touring national acts.
The burial ground in the hamlet is the burial place of Dr. and Mrs. Pennell, and also Henry W. Schroeppel.
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