Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
King's Landing 1796
First white settlement and lake port
west of the Genesee River.
Founded by Gideon King and Zadock Granger,
Revolutionary soldiers, five log houses and
a blacksmith shop were erected nearby on
Landing Road with a warehouse and wharf on
the river below. In 1798 a forty ton schooner
was built and used in lake trade. Many of
the original settlers died of Genesee Fever
and lie buried in King's Landing Cemetery.
Erected 1959 by Society for the Preservation of Landmarks in Western New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 43° 11.988′ N, 77° 37.545′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Maplewood Drive and Hanford Landing Road East, on the right when traveling north on Maplewood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 480 Maplewood Drive, Rochester NY 14615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as King's Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hosea Rogers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roll Coating Wheel (approx. one mile away); Deaf Education (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kelsey's Landing (approx. 1.2 miles away); Casconchiagon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grant Homestead (approx. 1.4 miles away); Our Irondequoit (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.