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A Yates County Gallery

The links on this page will take the reader to collections of articles about people, places and topics that have been important to the county's history; also to pictures and maps that will illustrate the county's way of life. These collections will be added to from time to time, so it is hoped that visitors will come back to see what's new.

All the written text material herein is copyrighted. Permission is granted to anyone who wants to use it for non-commercial purposes, as long as the Yates County Office of Public History and this website are given proper credit.


  • The PreEmption Line
  • The War of 1812
  • The Road to Civil War
  • Penn Yan Gets its Name
  • People
  • The Public Universal Friend
  • Joshua Lee
  • John Thomas, a Runaway Slave
  • Abraham Wagener
  • Places
  • Milo Center
  • The Road Past Tom Lee's
  • Penn Yan
  • Jackson Street
  • Lists
  • The 1790 Census
  • The 1792 Tax Roll
  • Veterans of 1812
  • USCT from Yates County
  • Pictures
  • The Mansion House
  • A Top Buggy
  • The Court House
  • Croquet on the Lawn