|1669||Robert LaSalle, French general and explorer, arrived at east side of Irondequoit Bay.|
|1687||Marquis de Denonville came to Irondequoit Bay to start his famous march into Seneca territory.|
|1741||Seneca Indians deeded a 20 mile wide stretch of land which included Webster Park to the British.|
|1756||Sir William Johnson camped on Webster's shore enroute from Schenectady and Oswego to Fort Niagara.|
|1778||The Phelps and Gorham purchase of six million acres from Massachusetts included Webster.|
|1790||Land was set aside at West Webster for a cemetery which has been in continuous use.|
|1805||Caleb Lyon settled at Lyon's Point, present Nine Mile Point.|
A grist mill and sawmill were built on Four Mile Creek near Lake Road.
Abram Foster settled at Lyon's Point.
|1810||Town of Penfield was organized.|
Letts' Tavern, the first inn, was built at corner of State and Webster-Fairport Roads.
A running battle between American and British ships was observed in the Webster Park - Nine Mile Point area (9/11/1813).
|1814||Methodism was recorded as growing in North Penfield (Webster).|
The year was known as the "cold summer." Frost was recorded every month except July.
Mulberry growing for silkworm industry was attempted.
A stagecoach route was established between Rochesterville and Oswego.
The post office on Ridge Road West was opened.
Webster Rural Cemetery was organized.
A Congregational Society was started by Reverend Asa Carpenter.
The milling industry was at its height .
|1829||The Congregational Society became the Presbyterian Society.|
The first brick store was built in Webster Village .
Buttermilk Tavern and a brick store were built at corner of Ridge and Five Mile Line Roads.
|1831||The Presbyterians erected a small edifice on South Avenue, the first church within Webster boundaries.|
The first Baptist church was constructed on South Avenue.
A Methodist church was built on Ridge Road, which became known as the "old" or "center church" .
|1835||John Whiting built an elaborate house on Lake Road. the south portion of the Webster Park pavilion is part of the original building.|
Webster becomes a seperate town from Penfield.
Byron Woodhull was elected the first supervisor.
|1844||The Universalist church was built of cobblestones on West Main Street.|
|1845||Burnett brickyard was started on Lake Road.|
|1849||The "Boston" church was erected on the Town Line Road - the second Methodist church.|
|1850||A town pump in the center of the four corners of the village furnished water for many families and travelers.|
|1851||The Union Cemetery was laid out on the Webster-Nine Mile Point Road.|
|1855||The Baptist congregation removed the original building on South Avenue and erected the present one of cobblestones.|
The first Evangelical church was erected on Salt Road.
Mississaugas Indians left the West Webster area and returned to Canada.
|1861||Holy Trinity church was erected on Ridge Road.|
|1865||The first post office was started in Union Hill.|
|1867||A bridge was built across the outlet of Irondequoit Bay to complete the road across the sandbar.|
|1868||The first Lutheran church was erected at the corner of Ridge and Five Mile Line Roads.|
Episcopal services were held in the schoolhouse near Nine Mile Point.
|1878||First baseball team of Webster was organized.|
|1880||Webster Grange was organized and the members held a picnic at Drake's Landing, present Glen Edith.|
|1881||First town library was started in a private home.|
The first newspaper of Webster, Webster Star, was established.
The community of Forest Lawn was begun.
The cornerstone of the Immanuel Lutheran church was laid.
|1890||Bicycles appeared in town.|
|1891||The Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad was leased to the New York Central and Hudson Railroad.|
|1893||Town pumb was removed from the center of the four corners in the village.|
Dr. James E. Smith became Webster's first veterinarian.
The Webster Herald, Webster's present paper, was established.
Grange Hall was built on East Main Street.
Timeline continued 1900-
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