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Historic Ridge Road Trail


U.S. Route 104 sits upon a ridge of sand once forming the shoreline of ancient Lake Iroquois before receding 10,000 years ago. It was first used by the Senecas and Iroquois, and in 1798 a road was traced through the forest near the ridge, transforming the trail into a stage coach turnpike. The Village Inn at Childs is the only surviving stage coach stop. The Ridge is often referred to as the road of the cobblestone houses, for there are more such buildings along its 25 miles from Rochester than on any highway in America.

This marker, erected in 1941, is located on a large rock on the south side of Route 104 west of Ridgeway and east of Jeddo.

Historic Ridge Road Trail

Route 104, Ridge Road

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