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Le Roy Town

Le Roy Town Hall is located at 48 Main Street, Le Roy, NY 14482; phone: 585-768-6910.

Jacob Le Roy House (Union Free School), ca. 1823 & 1898, Le Roy, NY, National Register

Photo: Jacob Le Roy House (Union Free School), ca. 1823 & 1898, Le Roy, NY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Photographed by User:Daniel Case (own work), 2010, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed January, 2017.

Le Roy was first settled about 1797 by Charles Wilbur who located about a mile east of Le Roy Village. He opened an inn here, selling it the following year to Captain John Ganson who moved here with his family, including 3 sons, John, James and Benjamin. The place was called "Ganson's Settlement," and the hotel was for many years considered the best on the Albany and Buffalo Road. Joseph Hewitt, Samuel Davis, a Mr. Scofield and Jesse Beach came in about the same time. Scofield was the pioneer shoemaker and Beach was the first blacksmith. [1]

  1. Hamilton Child, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Genesee County, N. Y. for 1869-1870, The Journal Office, Syracuse, NY, 1869.
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