Henrietta, New York

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Henrietta is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States. It is a suburb of Rochester. The population was 39,028 at the 2000 census. Established in 1818, the town is named after Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Countess of Bath, daughter of Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet, a major British investor from the Pulteney Association in U.S. real estate at the end of the 18th century.

Henrietta is home to the Rochester Institute of Technology.



The west town line is defined by the Genesee River. To the north is the town of Brighton, to the east is the town of Pittsford, and to the south is the town of Rush. On the west side of the Genesee River is the town of Chili.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²), of which, 35.4 square miles (91.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.53%) is water.

Henrietta is south of the City of Rochester.


Henrietta's town government consists of a Town Supervisor, Michael B. Yudelson, and four Town Board members. Town Board Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month except July & August when they are on the 3rd Wednesday only. All Town Board Meetings being at 7:00PM at the Henrietta Town Hall. There are other boards and commissions including the: Zoning Board, Planning Board, Conservation Board, Youth Board, Recreation Commission, Historic Site Committee, Assessment Board, and Library Board.

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