For other places with this name, see Geneva.
Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. Some claim it is named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. Others believe the name came from confusion over the letters in the word "Seneca" written in cursive.
The City of Geneva is located by the eastern border of the county and is inside the Town of Geneva. The city claims to be the "Lake Trout Capital of the World."
Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to become qualified as a medical doctor in the United States, studied here, graduating from the medical school at what was then Geneva College in 1849.
Red Jacket, the Seneca political leader was reportedly born near Geneva.
Gym Class Heroes, four member hip-hop/indie rock band.
Lauren Holly, actress.
Arudou Debito/Dave Aldwinckle, author and human rights activist in Japan.
Arthur Dove, artist.
Christine Lavin folk singer.
Susan Brind Morrow author of The Names of Things (1998), Of Wolves and Honey (2004)
Cynthia DeFelice, author
Warren Hunting Smith, author
Scott LaFaro, Beacon for Jazz Bassists, Member of the Bill Evans Trio Notable natives
Geneva lies at the northern end of the Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region, the largest wine-producing area in New York State. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 km² (5.8 mi²). 11.0 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²) of it (27.18%) is water.
Geneva on east-west US Route 20 conjoined with New York State Route 5. New York State Route 14 is a north-south highway through the city.
North Street School is a public elementary school that teaches grades K-5 in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 551 students. The current principal is Bill Rotenberg. Public schools
Moodie's Children's Hours School is a private school that teaches grades PreK-K in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 27 students. The previous principal was the Rev. Joseph Grasso until his sudden resignation in July 2007. A replacement has not been named. Private schools
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the successor institution to Geneva College.
The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Finger Lakes Community College has a campus in Geneva. Demographics
One of the major industries in and around Geneva is winemaking. The area is becoming increasingly popular for agritourism: there are over 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes Region, and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail provides easy access to many of these from Geneva. As Geneva grows as a tourist destination so do the number of rooms available.