Rochester, New York 

 

Summary

Located at falls of Genesee River, seven miles south of Lake Ontario, on Erie Canal.1 Founded 1812.2 Incorporated as village, 1817.3 Originally called Rochesterville; name changed to Rochester, 1822.4 Incorporated as city, 1834.5 County seat.6 Population in 1820 about 1,500; in 1830 about 9,300; and in 1840 about 20,000.7 Flour milling by means of river power was important industry.8 JS spoke with two publishers in village regarding possibility of printing Book of Mormon, 1829.9 Several LDS apostles, including Orson Hyde, preached in Rochester area, 1836.10