Place:Le Roy (town), Genesee, New York, United States

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NameLe Roy (town)
Alt namesLe Roy
TypeTown
Coordinates42.967°N 77.983°W
Located inGenesee, New York, United States
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Le Roy, or more commonly LeRoy, is a town in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 7,641 at the 2010 census. The town is named after one of the original land owners, Herman Le Roy.

The Town of Le Roy lies on the eastern edge of Genesee County. Within the town is a village also named Le Roy.

History

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The town was first settled in 1793. The Town of Le Roy was established in 1812 from part of the Town of Caledonia (Livingston County) as the "Town of Bellona." The name was later changed to "Le Roy" in 1813.

Le Roy is the birthplace of Jell-O gelatin dessert. The Jell-O Museum is also located in Le Roy. General Foods closed the Jell-O factory in 1964.

Le Roy was the home of Calvin Keeney, who was the first breeder to successfully produce a stringless green bean.

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  • Outstanding guide to LeRoy family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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