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Fairport

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Fairport is a village located in the town of Perinton which is part of Monroe County, New York. Fairport is a suburb 9mi east of Rochester. It is also known as the "Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal". In 2005 it was named as one of Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live." The pop. of the Village of Fairport is 5,353 as of the 2010 census.HistoryThe town of Perinton was first settled in the two flat areas of Perinton Center and Egypt. The first settlers in Perinton were Glover Perrin, his wife Johanna and his brother Jesse. The village of Fairport was originally a swampy area within the town of Perinton until it was drained by the new Erie Canal in the 1820s. With the addition of the Canal, what was then known as Perrinsville quickly became a busy canal port with a reputation for being a "fair port." A further boon to the area's reputation as an industry and transportation center came with the addition of railroads in 1853. This now booming section of Perrinsville was incorporated as a village on and eventually became the center of activity for the town of Perinton.In the 19th century industry moved into Fairport including Deland Chemical, Cobb Preserving and the Trescott Company . Deland Chemical later became Fairport Vinegar Works - makers of Certo brand pectin used to jell foodstuffs.In the early 20th century the Erie Canal was expanded and renamed the Barge Canal. Barge transportation rapidly declined as automobiles and trucks became popular. The town began to expand away from the canal. Currently, the Erie Canal is used mainly for recreation.
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