Genesee County, New York

Genesee County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,079.[1] Its county seat is Batavia.[2] Its name is from the Seneca Indian word Gen-nis'-hee-yo, meaning "the Beautiful Valley".[3] The county was created in 1802 and organized in 1803.[4]

Ancient history of man goes back to the Ice Age 10,000 to 12,000 years ago at the Hiscock Site, in Byron, New York. Together with a mastodon jaw, tusks, and teeth, and assorted animal bones, researchers have found a variety of manmade tools, ceramics, metal, and leather, indicating long occupation of the site. This site is among North America’s most important for archaeological artifacts from the Ice Age.[5][6]