Introduction to Henrietta, New York
Henrietta, New York, in Monroe county, is 7 miles S of Rochester, New York and 65 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Rochester metropolitan area. There are an estimated 39,028 people in Henrietta.
The history of the town of Henrietta began with the Phelps and Gorham Purchase in the late 1700s. Major Ezekiel Scott and his wife Catherine were the first European settlers of the area. Originally, it was a part of the Town of Pittsford and was known as "The Woods of West Town." Later on, it was named Henrietta in honor of Henrietta Laura Pulteney, the Countess of Bath. The first school of Henrietta was established in 1809. The town was incorporated in 1818.
Henrietta and nearby Attractions
- Tinker Nature Park
- Tinker Homestead & Farm Museum
- Highland Park
- Ellwanger Garden
- Rochester Museum and Science Center
- Seabreeze Amusement Park
Things To Do In Henrietta
Henrietta is home to the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum, which is a cobblestone home dating back almost 200 years. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can visit the Veterans Memorial Park, Martin Road Park and Cobbs Hill Park during your leisure hours. The town also includes several houses of worship. The Strong National Museum of Play and the Seneca Park Zoo are also accessible from Henrietta.
The Greater Rochester International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Henrietta Higher Education
The Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and Monroe Community College are nearby.