is the Birthplace
of Western New York.
1802, Joseph Ellicott, agent for the Holland Land
Company, established the Holland Land Office as
his administrative headquarters. The Holland Land
Purchase included 3.5 million acres in Western
New York. The Purchase extended south to Pennsylvania,
north to Lake Ontario, west to Lake Erie, and
a few miles to the east of Batavia. Most of the
early settlers came from England, New England,
and Pennsylvania with small pockets of German,
Scottish Highlanders and Dutch settlements.
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