|The Town of Gates|
|Location||West of Rochester, in Monroe County, New York||Town of Gates, Monroe County, New York|
|Detailed map (PDF)||Detailed map of Gates|
|Geographical Area||15.3 sq. miles|
|Population||28,400 as of the 2010 census|
|Incorporated||1813 (organized in 1797)|
|Town Hall||Gates Town Hall|
|Wikipedia article||Gates, NY|
Once a large community, Gates is one of the smallest towns in Monroe County. It surrendered land for the formation of Greece in the 1800s and had numerous parcels annexed by the City of Rochester over the years. The town was founded as Northampton in 1802, and its name was changed 11 years later in honor of Gen. Horatio Gates (Wikipedia).
More details available on History of Gates
Other than being the geographic center of the county, Gates is also the home to Wegmans corporate headquarters.
Less famously, the at-times-impossible-to-merge I-390/490 interchange is also situated there.
Fancy illuminated clocks on the walls of the buildings in the Industrial Park adjacent routes 386 and 33.
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* Gates Overview & Real Estate Listings from Property Source
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2005-10-19 13:02:34 Gates kind of scares me, esp the town clerks... —RossHattori