You might wonder how
the name for the park at 177 W. Jefferson Road was chosen. The
name King’s Bend Park is very appropriate because
the location of the park on Jefferson Road is very close to where
the original Erie Canal made a huge jut around an obstacle. That
large bend was known to early canalers as King’s Bend. It occurred
just about where Clover Street and West Jefferson Road intersect
and near Lock 32.
The famous painting by George Harvey,
which hangs in the lower hallway of the Pittsford Town Hall just
outside of the Historian’s office was painted in 1840 and is supposed
to show a packet boat rounding the turn.