Welcome to LeRoy, NY!
LeRoy is a community that takes pride in its history and is making plans for its future. Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Rochester and the Rochester International Airport, and only 10 minutes from the New York State Thruway, LeRoy offers a quiet picturesque setting, with tree-lined streets, an excellent school system, and restaurants and shops along the Historic Landmark Main Street.
LeRoy is proud of its rich history. Situated in the fertile region west of the Genesee River, LeRoy’s first settlers arrived in 1797 and built cabins along the State Road which connected the state capital Albany with Niagara Falls. Known as the Ganson Settlement, the small town was chartered in 1812 as Bellona. Within a year, the town was renamed LeRoy, after a wealthy merchant and banker, Herman LeRoy of New York City. His son, Jacob LeRoy moved to town in 1822 and became the land agent for the 86,000 acre Triangle Tract.