The Settlement of Western New York State

$10.00

Category:

Description

Western New York is the westernmost region of the state of New York. It includes the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, the surrounding suburbs, as well as the outlying rural areas of the Great Lakes lowlands, the Genesee Valley, and the Southern Tier. The historic beginnings of the region can be defined by its original eastern boundary of Preemption Line, created by the December 16, 1786 political settlement between the states of New York and Massachusetts, both of which claimed political dominion over the land. This eastern boundary shifted because of changing county borders in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Additional information

Author

Historical essay and transcription by John M. Robortella

Publisher

The Gates Historical Society

Year Published

2010

Pages

204 pages


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hours

The Hinchey House will reopen to the public in November:

Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Year round
1st Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 pm
May through November
Except for Town holidays

Tours

Due to coronavirus, all tours are limited to 4 attendees with masks and social distancing required.

Reserve your tour online via GatesHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
$10 for Society members
$15 for non-members
Pay online or at the door

Upcoming Events

  1. Tools of the Past: Basic to Beams

    November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Support our Projects

Support our Business Partners

Giuseppe’s Restaurant

50 Spencerport Rd,
Rochester, NY 14606

Phone: (585) 429-6540

Howard Road Garage

51 Howard Rd,
Rochester, NY 14606

Phone: (585) 429-5790