Sign In

- Or use -
Forgot Password Create Account

In 1788 Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham acquired a large tract of then frontier land located in western New York State. Known as the Phelps and Gorham Purchase, the land was promoted by these two investors through newspaper advertising and resident agents. In 1794 they they had a fine map made to help promote their purchase: Augustus Porter's A Map of Messrs. Gorham & Phelps's Purchase; now the County of Ontario, in the State of New York.