Greece, New York
Introduction to Greece, New York
Greece, New York, in Monroe County, is 5 miles Northwest of Rochester and 64 miles East of Buffalo. The town benefits from easy access to the City of Rochester and surrounding towns in the Rochester metropolitan area with. As of the 2010 United States census, the town had a total population of 96,095.
- The Town of Greece was established by the State Legislature on March 22nd, 1822. It was initially known as Northampton and was a part of the Town of Gates.
- The town's official flag was adopted at a meeting of the Town Council on August 17, 1954. Centered in a field of white is a circular emblem, designed by J.S. Perticone and depicting the old lighthouse at the mouth of the Genesee River, which was built in 1822-the same year the town was established. The circle represents the shield of the warriors of Ancient Greece and the border is of characteristic Greek design. Lightning flashes symbolize energy and strength and the colors-- tera cotta, golden yellow and black-- those used in old Greece pottery and artistic decorations.
- The original cupola from the old town now stands in front of the Greece Historical Society on Long Pond Road.
- Dewey Avenue was named for Admiral George Dewey who fought in the Spanish-American War(1898-1899). The Rochester City Council named the street after Dewey in late 1898. The portion located in Greece was called Barnard Crossing until after WWI.
Greece and nearby Attractions
Town of Greece Municipal Buildings
Greece Town Hall | 1 Vince Tofany Blvd | Greece, NY 14612 | 225-2000
Greece Community and Senior Center | 3 Vince Tofany Blvd | Greece, NY 14612 | 723-2425
Greece Town Court | 4 Vince Tofany Blvd | Greece, NY 14612 | 227-3110
Police Headquarters | 400 Island Cottage Road | Greece, NY 14612 | 865-9200
Precinct #2 | 770 Fetzner Road | Greece, NY 14626 |720-4104
Greece Public Library | 2 Vince Tofany Blvd | Greece, NY 14612 | 225-8951
Barnard Crossing Branch Library | 2780 Dewey Avenue | Greece, NY 14616 |663-3357
Greece Department of Public Works l 647 Long Pond Road l Greece, NY 14612 l 225-4590
There are three school districts serving the Town of Greece: the Greece Central School District, the Hilton Central School District and the Spencerport Central School District.