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Indians in East Rochester

Prior to settlement by the white man in the East Rochester area, Seneca Indians roamed these lands. Arrowheads were found on the Worthing Farmland and also near Fariport and Marsh Roads.

1600's
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School taxes were paid in stove wood, one cord

1835
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New York Central Railroad tracks were laid through this area.

1853
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Spring Lake was formed near linden avenue by building a dam.

1875
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In the late 1800's the area soon to be despatch was made up of several large farms some of which were owned by john and charles westerman, byron worthing, andrew and charles lincoln, charles ransom, and the tunis brizee farm. Thirty-five acres of farm land was donated by walter parce to the merchants despatch transportation company. Despatch land office opened in reading room.

1896
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East Rochester was originally called Despatch because of its proximity to the railroad. The word came from the name of the first major company to locate here...

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