Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 231.
MONROE COUNTY, situated on the north boundary of New York, on Lake Ontario, and traversed by Genesee river. Area, 607 square miles. Face of the country hilly; soil fertile. Seat of justice, Rochester. Pop. in 1830, 49,862; in 1840, 64,902; in 1850, 87,649.