Place:Kendall, Orleans, New York, United States

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NameKendall
TypeTown
Coordinates43.317°N 78.033°W
Located inOrleans, New York, United States
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Kendall is a town in Orleans County, New York, United States. The population was 2,724 at the 2010 census. The Town of Kendall is in the northeast corner of the county and is northwest of Rochester.

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The town was part of the Connecticut Tract, also called the 100,000 Acre Tract.

The first settlers arrived circa 1812. The Erie Canal opened in 1825, making a ready market for wheat and lumber. It also made the way easier for more settlement. The first Norwegian immigrant community in the United States was begun at the Kendall Settlement in 1825. They settled in a body along the lakeshore in the northeast part of town. Norwegian-American pioneer leader Cleng Peerson subsequently founded a settlement in the Fox River Valley of Illinois during 1834, near the community of Norway, Illinois.

The Town of Kendall was incorporated from the Town of Murray. On April 7, 1837, about half of the Town of Murray became the new Town of Kendall. It was formerly called "North Murray" and was settled slowly due to swampy terrain, being called the "Black North," due to the bogs and forests. The town was named after Amos Kendall, the U.S. Postmaster General under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

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