Naming the new park

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.