Penfield NY is a town located in Monroe County, New York. Penfield is composed of 37.5 square miles of land and 0.4 square miles of water, having an overall area of 37.9 square miles. The town's motto is 'A Town Of Planned Progress'. It is currently supervised by Tony LaFountain.
History Of Penfield NY:
Originally, the lands which constitute the town of Penfield NY were actually part of the Seneca Nation's hunting grounds. Though there's really no evidence of the Seneca settlements in the land, there's a place in town which is known as 'Indian Landing'. After the American Revolution, the lands which would later become Penfield were added to the Phelps and Gorham Purchase of 1788, the buying of 6,000,000 acres of land in the present-day New York from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for $1,000,000 by the syndicate of the merchants Oliver Phelps and Nathan Gorham.
After passing the town lands from one owner to another, Daniel Penfield acquired the Townships 13 and 14 of Range IV of the said purchase in the year 1795. As proprietor, he incorporated the town in 1810, with the first town meeting held on 1811. In the present day, Penfield NY is actually Township 13 of Range IV of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase.
Governance, Education And Economy Of Penfield NY:
Penfield NY is currently governed by a town board with a town supervisor along with 4 councilpersons. All of them are being elected by registered local voters.
The town is served by two central school districts, namely Penfield and Webster and Pittsford and Wayne. Bread Of Life Christian Academy, Webster Montessori School, Rochester Christian School, Southeast Christian Academy, Charles Finney School and Saint Joseph Elementary School are the private schools in Penfield.
Birds Eye Foods (international brand of frozen foods owned by USA's Pinnacle Foods and Europe's Permira), Paychex (leading human resource, payroll and benefits outsourcing solutions provider for both small-sized and medium-sized businesses) and Wegman Food Markets, Inc. (family-owned American regional supermarket chain) are among the major companies located in town.