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Also in 1823, the Erie Canal aqueduct over the Genesee River was completed, and the Erie Canal east to the Hudson River was opened.
In the early 20th century, after the advent of railroads, the presence of the canal in the center city was an obstacle; it was re-routed south of Rochester.
The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote in 1920, was known as the Susan B.
Anthony Amendment because of her work toward its passage, which she did not live to see.
Until 2010, the Rochester metropolitan area was the second-largest regional economy in New York State, after the New York City metropolitan area. Development of Rochester followed the American Revolution, and forced cession of their territory by the Iroquois after the defeat of Great Britain.
In 1817, the Brown brothers and other landowners joined their lands with the Hundred Acre Tract to form the village of Rochesterville.For the metropolitan area, see Rochester, New York metropolitan area.(left to right, top to bottom) the Eastman Theater at the Eastman School of Music; First Federal Plaza building; Xerox, Legacy (formerly Bausch & Lomb), and Metropolitan (formerly Chase) towers; Downtown Rochester skyline; Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester; Sacred Heart cathedral; row houses in the Grove Place neighborhood) is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York.With a population of over 210,000 residents, Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo.By 1821, Rochesterville was the seat of Monroe County.In 1823, Rochesterville consisted of 1,012 acres (4 km) and 2,500 residents, and the Village of Rochesterville became known as Rochester.