LeRoy is proud of its rich history. Situated in the fertile region west of the Genesee River, LeRoy’s first settlers arrived in 1797 and built cabins along the State Road which connected the state capital Albany with Niagara Falls. Known as the Ganson Settlement, the small town was chartered in 1812 as Bellona. Within a year, the town was renamed LeRoy, after a wealthy merchant and banker, Herman LeRoy of New York City. His son, Jacob LeRoy moved to town in 1822 and became the land agent for the 86,000 acre Triangle Tract.