History of Webster
In 1837, orator Daniel Webster spoke to a group of Whigs, a political party active in the 1800s in the city of Rochester, New York. He spoke about economic and political issues of the day. Farmers from the nearby city of North Penfield were so impressed with Webster’s words and presentation that they petitioned the state of New York for a separate status of their collective lands, away from the city of Penfield.
When the farmers were granted their request in 1840, they decided to name it Webster—in honor of their recent visitor! The town has since maintained a small museum dedicated to sharing its history among its impressive number of displays. There is also a city-maintained park named after their hero, called Webster Park, covering 500-acres along the border of Lake Ontario.
Top Things to Do In Webster
If you’re a resident or a visitor to Webster, NY, there is much to see and do both indoors and out in the countryside! Webster Park has a fishing pier and camping facilities for those who enjoy a rustic vacation. There is also a ball field here.
The Hojack Trail is an excellent spot for walking, hiking, jogging, and horseback riding. The Abraham Lincoln Park, too, offers a myriad of trails and fishing areas and is perfect for a relaxing day outdoors. Whiting Road Nature Preserve is a quiet spot for anyone looking to unwind, with native plants, colorful birdlife, and multi-use trails.
If you’re looking for something indoors and love the history of Webster, check out the Jayne and Mason Bank Building, a historic building constructed in 1906. It still boasts much of its original architecture.
Webster NY Demographics
According to the 2000 U.S. census, there were just under 37,000 people living in Webster—95% white, 1% black, and less than 2% Asian. Some 35% of the households had children aged 18 and under living with them, and the median age was 39 years.
Webster NY High Schools
Webster, NY has two public high schools, Thomas and Schroeder. The town is also home to several private schools, including Hillside Children’s Center Halpern Education Center, Lakeside Alpha, and Webster Christian School.
What Is Webster NY Known For?
Webster, NY, is known as one of the most livable cities in the state, and even the country! Many of the city’s residents agreed to adopt the official motto, “Where Life Is Worth Living” because of the city’s small-town feel and economic strength. It is also filled with natural attractions and simple beauty.
Webster uses sports in several creative ways to enhance the overall wellbeing of teenagers and others in its community. Many professional athletes have since emerged from the sports arenas of Webster, NY, including the former soccer player, Brian Bliss, the professional mixed martial artist, Gregor Gillespie, swimmer, Kara Lynn Joyce, and professional footballers, Pat Joyce and Brian Kozlowski.
Webster was also the birthplace of the late singer Wendy O. Williams of the band The Plasmatics.
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