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King's Landing - Historic Marker

King's Landing, Rochester

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 dies of Genesee Fever
and lie buried in King's Landing Cemetery.

Located: On a boulder on the east side Maplewood Drive, just south of Hanford Landing Road
Placed by: The Society for the Preservation of Landmarks in Western New York, 1959.

Photo dated: June 26, 2015
Photo by: Dick Halsey

 


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