Some people who helped make it what it is

o place can be explained without reference to the people who came there and settled. The very name of Penn Yan refers to its origins, and by all accounts its first settlers were a fairly rough tribe. More detail on some of these folks is scattered throughout the rest of the site, but if you're looking for more information about one of them, this page can provide a more direct route.

John T. Andrews IIMiles BenhamThe Birkett familyJonathan BordwellCharles V. BushThe HamlinsWm M OliverEben SmithThe Stewarts