Hamlets and Place Names

Place names can be chosen intentionally or evolve over time, based on who lived there, what happened there, or prominent natural features. Many places in Livingston County have an origin story, but some are now a mystery.

Do you have information about a place name we missed? Want to share a story about the Corners or a Hollow near you? We'd love to hear from you!

Avon
  • Ashantee            
  • Avon Springs
  • Burleigh's Corners
  • Dutch Hollow
  • East Avon
  • Fort Hill
  • Horseshoe Pond
  • Lamb's Corners
  • Littleville
  • Roger's Corner
  • South Avon
  • Sugarberry
  • Triphammer Road
  • Vinegar Hill
  • Wedlock Street



Inverness is an area in Caledonia and York named for the Scottish pioneers who settled there. This monument to them, at Quarry Road and Rt. 20, was dedicated in 1956.

Caledonia
  • Allen's Creek
  • Big Springs / Big South Woods
  • Canawaugus
  • Cement Plant Pond
  • Grant Pond
  • Handsome Lake
  • Maxwell Station
  • Mumford (Monroe County)
  • Mission Corners (Monroe County)
  • Inverness (also in York)
  • Quarry Road
  • Taylor
  • Teasle Hollow
  • Wall Street
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Conesus
  • Alger
  • Bowersville
  • Calabogue Hollow / Calabogue Valley
  • Clark's Station
  • Conesus Centre
  • Crockett's Corners
  • Excelsior Springs
  • Foote's Corners
  • Freeport
  • Glen Acker
  • Head of the Lake Village
  • Hog Back
  • Marrowback
  • May's Corners
  • Partridge Corners
  • Purchase Gull
  • Round Pie Station
  • Scott's Town
  • Sunny Shores
  • Turkey Hill
  • Union Corners
  • Walkley's Landing
  • West Conesus
Geneseo
  • Beantown
  • Big Tree
  • Bullhead Pond
  • Clark's Mills
  • Cottonwood Cove
  • Dewey Hill
  • Eagle Point
  • Fall Brook
  • Formansville
  • Hemp Pond
  • Long Point
  • Nation's Road
  • Pottsville
  • Putty Street
  • Oak View
  • Oneida Woods
  • Sackett's Harbor
  • Slegg's Landing
  • Slieborough
  • Temple Hill
  • Valkenburg Post Office
  • Wadsworth Cove
  • Wheeler's Gully
Groveland
  • Cottonwood Point
  • East Groveland
  • Gray Corners
  • Groveland Hill
  • Groveland Station
  • Hampton Corners
  • Hermitage Tract
  • Hunt's Corners / Hunt's Station
  • Magee Hill
  • Maple Beach
  • Oak Grove
  • Rosebrugh Road
  • Ross Corners
  • Seven Gullies Area
  • Sonyea
  • Squash Patch Road
  • Williamsburg
Leicester
  • Bloody Hollow
  • Bump's Island
  • Clute's Corners
  • Crapsey Road
  • Crooked S
  • Cuylerville
  • Downey's Corners
  • Dutch Corners / Dutch Flats
  • Gibsonville
  • Goose Hollow
  • John Long's Corners
  • (Little) Beard's Creek
  • Little Beard's Town
  • Moscow
  • Moscow Landing
  • Old Leicester
  • Pennock's Corners
  • Pine Tavern Corners
  • Rice's Falls
  • Smokey Hollow
  • Squawkie Hill
  • Teed's Corners
Lima
  • Abram's Plains
  • Babylon Hills
  • Brick Schoolhouse Corners
  • Commins Corners
  • Factory Hollow
  • Hamilton Station
  • Hegeman's Corners
  • Honeoye Creek
  • Goose Island
  • Idaho
  • Lima Kiln
  • Michigan
  • Mighle's Gore
  • North Bloomfield
  • The Patch
  • Puppy Town
  • Randolph
  • Smithtown
  • South Lima
  • Stoney Brook
Livonia
  • Bosley's Corners
  • Cadyville
  • Cluny Point
  • Diligence Street
  • Dennison's Corners
  • Glenville
  • Gray Shore / Graywood
  • Gullburgh
  • Hamilton Station
  • Hartson Point
  • Hemlock
  • Hemlock Lake
  • Holden
  • Jacksonville
  • Lakeville
  • Livonia Center / Livonia Station
  • McPherson Point
  • Millville
  • Old Orchard Point
  • Owl's Nest
  • Pebble Beach
  • Pennmite Road
  • Pittstown
  • Slab City
  • South Lima
  • South Livonia
  • Tuxedo Park
  • Vermont Street
Mt. Morris
  • Allen's Hill
  • Brooksgrove
  • Brushville
  • Damonsville
  • Dutch Street
  • Leoni
  • Miller's Corners
  • Richmond Hill
  • The Ridge
  • River Road Forks
  • Saint Helena
  • Shaker Crossing
Tuscarora billhead

A billhead from a business in Tuscarora; during the 1840s, Brushville was the name of this small settlement.

North Dansville
  • Battle Street
  • California House
  • Canaseraga Creek
  • Claytonville
  • Comminsville / Cumminsville
  • Fulton Street
  • Health Street
  • Mill Creek
  • Molasses Hill Rd.
  • Paradise Alley
  • Poag's Hole Road
  • The Rocks
  • Solomon's Temple
  • Stone's Falls
Nunda
  • Barkertown
  • Chautauqua Holloe
  • Coopersville
  • Dalton
  • East Hill
  • French Hill
  • Guy's Corners
  • Hubbell's Corners
  • Keshequa
  • Messenger's Hollow
  • Nunda Junction
  • Nunda Station
  • Rosses
  • Ross's Crossing
  • Shirt Tail Bend
  • Sweetcake Hollow
  • Tin Pot Alley
  • Turnout
  • Waterville
  • Wilcox Corners
Ossian
  • Bisbeetown / Bisbee Settlement
  • Ossian Centre
  • Rattlesnake Hill
  • Sugar Creek
  • Troupstown
  • Westview
Portage
  • Big Bend
  • Hog's Hollow
  • Hunt
  • Hunt's Hollow
  • Hunt's Station
  • Kishawa
  • Mudville
  • Oakland
  • Parker's Corners
  • Portage Station
  • Short Track / Short Tract
  • Whiskey Bridge
  • William's Place
Sparta
  • Clark's Corners
  • Collartown
  • East Sparta
  • Hardscrabble Road
  • Haven's Corners
  • Hilts Corners
  • Hynes Road
  • Mud Run Creek
  • North Sparta
  • Patterson Gully
  • Reed's Corners
  • Scottsburg
  • Stong Hill Road
  • Stony Brook
  • Story Road
Springwater
  • Bald Hill
  • Carney Hollow
  • Clatytonville
  • Green Gully
  • Harper's Ferry
  • Hell's Half Acre
  • Hunt's Hollow
  • Lawrence Gull
  • Liberty Pole
  • Marrowback
  • Norton Gully
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Pokey Moonshine / Pokamoonshine
  • Punky Hollow / Punkey Hollow
  • Reynolds Gully / Big Gully
  • Slaughterhouse Hill Road
  • Spafford
  • Springwater Station
  • Story Road
  • Tabor Corners
  • Toad's Hollow
  • Wabash
  • Webster's Crossing
  • Wrights
West Sparta
  • Black Schoolhouse Corners
  • Bradner Falls
  • Butler Brook
  • Byersville
  • Canaseraga Creek
  • Goose Corners
  • Green Street
  • Kysorville
  • Muchler's Corners
  • Union Corners
  • Rock Spring
  • Ross Corners
  • Woodville / Woodsville
Piffard 1872

Piffard, located in the southeast part of York, was originally called Piffardinia, after David Piffard, an early resident. The Post Office here was called Spotswood for a brief time in the 1840s, but we do not know why.

York
  • Boston Corners
  • City of Ghent
  • Clapp's Corner
  • Corbin's Corners
  • Craig's Corners / Craig's Station
  • Devil's Half Acre
  • Dublin Corners
  • Emerson
  • Fowlerville
  • Fraser
  • Gillis Corners
  • Greigsville / North Greigsville
  • Hudson Gully
  • Inverness
  • Landon's Corners
  • Lewiston
  • Limerick
  • Linwood
  • Little Italy
  • Louse Holler
  • McNab's Gully
  • Petersville
  • Piffardinia / Piffard
  • Retsof
  • Root's Corners
  • Skunk's Misery
  • South Greigsville
  • Spencerport
  • Spencer's Flats
  • Spotswood
  • Stocking Hill
  • Thompson's Landing
  • Toggletown
  • Wadsworth
  • York Landing