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1877 Monroe County Business Directory

The 1877 Monroe County Business directory is from the book, History of Monroe County 1788-1877, pages 295-320. Not like any other directory you may have previously encountered, this directory includes the following:

The first part of the directory is devoted to the City of Rochester and is divided into business categories, listings are alphabetical within each category. The second part is listings by town. These listings are shorter and so there is just one alphabetical listing for each town.

Currently this directory is available in PDF Format, in 4 parts of basically equal size so that download time will be shorter and hopefully better for those of you who have a dial-up internet connection. You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to view the files. For those of you who do not have the reader installed on your system, visit Adobe for a FREE download of the latest Adobe Reader.

Eventually all of the directory will be searchable on this website. For now, use the list of categories and towns below to assist you in searching the directory for your ancestor. Each PDF file has been bookmarked by category or town for easier navigation within each document.



(In the order as they appear in the directory.)


The following abbreviations were used in the directory:

b. = born (birth location)
s. = settled (date settled in Monroe County)
est. = established (year business was established in Monroe County)
st. = street
ave. = avenue
blk. = block

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