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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roll Coating Wheel (approx. one mile away); Kelsey's Landing (approx. 1.2 miles away); Casconchiagon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grant Homestead Our Irondequoit (approx. 1½ miles away); Samuel Torres (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Samuel Torres (approx. 2.1 miles away); Here Stands one of the Oldest Pieces of Earth (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.