Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21

March 21, 1817: The village of "Rochesterville" on the west bank of the river is officially incorporated as part of Gates township by the state Legislature. The cumbersome and redundant "ville" was never commonly used, and the name was officially simplified five years later to the more popular Rochester.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. History of Rochester and Monroe county, New York (1908), William F. Peck, pg 51
>> NEXT EVENT: Mar 25 Smallwood becomes Brighton and Pittsford
<< PREVIOUS EVENT: Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day Flood

No comments:

Post a Comment