Discover everything Livingston County has to offer! You'll find a friendly neighborhood hospitality and a real community spirit everywhere you go. You'll discover that local businesses - large and small - carry the products and services you need, competitivly priced and conveniently located. And you'll discover that our scenery and recreation are amongst the best anywhere, so you don't have to go away to get away.
Livingston County History
Livingston County was created from Ontario and Genesee counties on February 23, 1821, and is named in honor of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston who helped write the Declaration of Independence. Livingston County was home to many prominent persons, among them, two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Chester Arthur; Revolutionary War patriot Daniel Shays; and pioneer Nathaniel Rochester. Clara Barton organized the first chapter of the American Red Cross in 1881, and native son, Francis Bellamy authored the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892.
Livingston County Government
The Livingston County Board of Supervisors consists of 17 town supervisors who are elected officials and serve as your representatives at the county level. The Chairman of the Board is the chief executive officer of the county. The County is also served by a County Administrator who fulfills the duties of Budget Officer and Administrator to all county departments. The County Administrator is directly responsible to the Board of Supervisors for the overall administration of county government.
Livingston County Tourism
Livingston County is nestled in the heart of the Genesee River Valley in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Our “You’ll find it here” motto is no exaggeration – Livingston County is home to modern amenities, unique dining experiences, charming shops, countless cultural events, top-notch educational institutions, outstanding outdoor recreation year-round, and so much more, making it a great place to visit and an even better place to live! Request a Visitor's Guide!
The Livingston County Tourism website is a great source of information on things to do, available accommodations, and pubs and eateries located in Livingston County, including information about locally produced products, Letchworth State Park, the Grand Canyon of the east, and an up-to-date calendar of events. We look forward to sharing our charming communities and amazing attractions with you, and if you can't see and do it all in one visit, we hope you’ll come back again soon!