Rochester Churches Steuben County
St. William


Location: Steuben County, Cameron Mills
Address: 8021 County Road 119
Parish formed: Spring 1885
Present church built: Feb. 18, 1886
Present affiliation: Closed
Date closed: 1903
Web site: n/a


  • Fr. P. Donohue, 1885-1889
  • Fr. Thomas Caraher, 1889-1897
  • Fr. William Darcy, 1897-1903


St. William was founded by Fr. Donohue of nearby St. Catherine of Siena parish in Addison. Fr. Donohue began offering Mass in a local schoolhouse by the Spring of 1885. In January 1886, land was deeded to Diocese of Buffalo's Bishop Ryan to build a church for the people of Cameron Mills. The church was built quickly, and opened for Mass about a month later on February 18th. The church was used until 1903 when it was sold for $200.

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