"Webster, NY (suburb of Rochester)" Webster by davecallahan

Webster Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 50 photos

The year is 1812 and The Stage Coach Inn is opened in the open fruit farm country that would later be Webster, NY. Soon there were Presbyterian and Baptists churches near the tavern on Ridge Road and Nine-Mile Road and the name of the town was "North Penfield". By 1850, the German and Dutch immigrants who settled and farmed the land changed the name to "The Village". Commerce grew in the area which was near the main roads and the Erie Canal and the New York Railroad. By 1900, a trolley connected the village to the larger city of Rochester and as the area population grew, the village was incorporated into the town of Webster in 1905. With progress came more industry and money and facilities (Webster Gas, Webster Fire Department, fruit canning plants, basket plant, dried apple factory). During the depression the population and industry greatly reduced in Webster. A resurgence to the area came with the building of the Xerox installation in the 1950's. Fruit farming and Xerox are the main industries today but a population boom began in the 1990's as people spread out from the crowded Rochester area into the more-open spaces of Webster.

Official website for Webster is:
http://www.villageofwebster.com/
and
http://www.ci.webster.ny.us

Wikipedia info:
38000 inhabitants in 15000 households (60% of those are families). Household income is a substantial $60000 (and is rising dramatically recently due to the housing boom of the last 10 years).

my aunt used to live here for many years.

ZIPCODE 14580 is Webster in Monroe County
043-13-51N 077-26-36W
43.23, -77.43
Area Code 585

interesting facts

fire department motto is: "WE ARE THERE WHEN YOU NEED US"

town motto is: Where Life Is Worth Living

A couple of famous singer/song-writers born in Webster are Lou Gramm of the band "Foreigner" and Wendy Williams of the "Plasmatics"

town named after local explorer and statesman Daniel Webster

  • Last visit to Webster: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated Feb 6, 2009
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“why didn't you tell me that 10 minutes ago....”

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