Bear Fountain, Geneseo New York main street

Bear Fountain in the center of Geneseo's main street. In this picture, it is decorated with flags for Memorial Day

Geneseo is a village of about 7,500 people in Livingston County. Geneseo is located around the junction of Route 39, Route 63, and US Route 20A. Interstate 390 also passes through the town. The Genesee River defines the western town line and Conesus Lake defines the eastern town line. Geneseo is home to the college SUNY Geneseo.

Geneseo was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, and the National Park Service said:

"One of the most remarkably preserved villages in northwestern New York, Geneseo is one of the best examples of "picturesque" architecture and town planning as expounded by American landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing (1815–1852) in his enormously popular and influential books. The cohesive quality of the surviving town displays a textbook of styles and is almost unique in American architectural history. The relatively sophisticated and imposing structures included in the district reflect the village's early–19th century prosperity as a market place for the valley's farming communities."