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Henrietta (T)

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Henrietta is a town in Monroe County, New York in United States. It is a suburb of Rochester. The history of this town began with the sale of land that was known as the Phelps and Gorham Purchase The purchase opened up western New York state for development after the revolutionary war. It had been under the jurisdiction of Pittsford and was called the Woods of west town. When the pioneers were not allowed full representation in Pittsford, they broke away and formed their own town in 1818. A new name of Henrietta was chosen in honor of Henrietta Laura Pulteney. She was the daughter of Sir William Johnstone Pulteney, who was the major British investor of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase.

According to the United States census bureau, the town has a total area of 92.2 square kilometers. In the town the population was spread out with 20.4 percent under the age of  18, 23.9 percent from 18 to 24, 26.8 percent from 25 to 44, 19.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 9.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.3 males. The population was 39,028 at the 2000 census.

Not only is Henrietta the geographical center of the county, it has also become the apex for business and commerce, culture and history. As the town is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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