Genesee County Information
Gensee County, NY was created in 1802 from Ontario County's old Northampton Township. The first land sale of the Holland Land Company in the Genesee region was in 1801 when it was still part of Ontario County. Settlement of the region increased with the completion of the old Genesee Road to Buffalo a few years later, and boomed once again following the end of the War of 1812.
In 1808 the western portion of the county was split away and divided into Niagara, Cattauraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties. A portion of the eastern edge of the Genesee was taken in 1821 to form Livingston and Monroe counties. The northern third of Genesee was taken in 1824 to form Orleans County. In 1841 the bottom half of Genesee was taken to form Wyoming County.
Darien township was formed in 1832
Oakfield township was formed in 1842
Pavilion township was formed c. 1842
Java twp formed in Wyoming Co. c. 1842
Eagle twp annexed to Wyoming in 1846
Pike twp annexed to Wyoming in 1846