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Le Roy in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Jell-O Factory

 
 
First Jell-O Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
1. First Jell-O Factory Marker
Inscription. In 1897, Pearle Bixby Wait of Leroy, introduced a gelatin dessert that his wife, May, named Jell-O. The first four flavors were strawberry, raspberry, orange and lemon. In 1899, he began production of Jell-O in a factory building located near this site. On September 9, 1899, he sold the rights to Jell-O to the Genesee Pure Food Company of Leroy for $450.
 
Erected 1997 by LeRoy Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 59.141′ N, 77° 59.498′ W. Marker is in Le Roy, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Lake Street (New York State Route 19) 0.2 miles north of Mills Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Lake Street, Le Roy NY 14482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jell-O Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herman Le Roy's Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Le Roy House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ingham University Campus (approx. 0.6 miles away); Town of LeRoy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ingham University (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ganson Tavern (approx. one mile away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Le Roy.
 
Also see . . .
Wide view of 1st Jell-O Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
2. Wide view of 1st Jell-O Factory Marker

1. The History of the Wiggle. Jell-O History (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The Jell-O Gallery. Le Roy Historical Society, Inc. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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