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Geneva, New York

Geneva is a town in Ontario County, New York state in the United States near to the Canadian border. It is named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. It lies at the northern end of the Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region, the largest producer of wine in New York State. It has a population of about 15000 people, and the principle industries are tourism, farming and light industry.

It was originally the site of the Seneca Native American village of Kanadasaga. The village was abandoned following its destruction by the punitive Sullivan-Clinton Expedition[?] of 1779, but resettled by Europeans around 1793. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to become qualified as a medical doctor in the United States studied here, graduating in 1849.



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