Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: Rochester

Rochester, New York is named after Nathaniel Rochester, a Revolutionary War soldier. He founded a settlement in New York that would later become the city of Rochester. 

14 comments:

Imogen said...

I often wonder how places get their names!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I've never heard of rochester....

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello!!!.. So interesting.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy weekend..

Bob Bushell said...

Good to know.

CiCi said...

How do you find these interesting tidbits? They are fun to read.

Pat Hatt said...

Looks rather miffed in that pic lol

Christine said...

Interesting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Looks quite stern in this image.

Manzanita said...

Nate ole boy
What attracted you to live in such a cold spot?

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm in Tennessee and it seems most towns here are named after people associated with the Civil War.

stephen Hayes said...

And to think I thought Rochester was named after Jack Benny's man servant. Hmn... Do you know who Jack Benny was? I only ask because you're rather young---in a good way of course.

Caro * said...

Very nice fact.

Adam said...

I know next to nothing about Jack Benny

bj said...

I think most towns get their names from people, don't you.
Lubbock (texas) was named after a Col. Lubbock.