- Holland Purchase
The Holland Purchase was a large tract of land in what is now the western portion of the
U.S. stateof New York. It consisted of about 3,250,000 acres (13,000 km²) of land from a line approximately 12 miles (19 km) to the west of the Genesee Riverto the present western border and boundary of New York State.
The land bought by the
Holland Land Companywas formed in 1796by Wilheim Willinkand a group of fellow Dutch bankers from Robert Morris. The bankers initially had hired trustees in the United States, because it was not legal at that time for them to directly own the property. Robert Morris, however, prevailed upon the New York Legislature to repeal that ordinance, which it did shortly thereafter. This area of western New York today is sometimes known as Genesee Country or Western New Yorkor the Niagara Frontier to distinguish it from the Finger Lakesregion. In recent years, the term Buffalo-Niagara has become popular, and has become the name given to the local airport
A sales office for the Holland Land Company was opened in
1801by surveyor and agent Joseph Ellicottin Batavia where land was sold until 1846 when the company was dissolved. Some plots of land were given to persons upon condition that they establish improvements, such as inns and taverns, to encourage growth. The office still exists and is a museum of the Holland Purchase, designated a National Historic Landmark.
In 1802, the entire Holland Purchase, as well as the 500,000 acre (2,000 km²) Morris Reserve immediately to the east, was split off from Ontario County and constituted Genesee County. In the 40 years after it was erected, Genesee County was repeatedly split to form all or parts of the counties of Allegany (
1806), Niagara ( 1808), Cattaraugus ( 1808), Chautauqua ( 1808), Erie ( 1821), Monroe ( 1821), Livingston ( 1821), Orleans ( 1824), and Wyoming ( 1841).
List of New York counties
The Morris Reserve
Phelps and Gorham Purchase
Historic regions of the United States
;Other related regions:
Buffalo Niagara Region
Western New York
Central New York
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