Gates is a town in Monroe County, New York. The town is named after General Horatio Gates. The population was 28,400 at the 2010 census. Gates and North Gates are census-designated places located within the town’s boundaries. The Town of Gates was organized in 1797 as Northampton in Ontario County. In 1808 the town was subdivided and the part still called Northampton was renamed the Town of Gates and incorporated on April 1, 1813 in honor of General Horatio Gates. In 1821 Monroe County was formed, including the Town of Gates. Parts of the town were later detached to form the City of Rochester and the Town of Greece, both of which now border the town. The Franklin Hinchey House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.3 square miles (40 km2), of which, 15.2 square miles (39 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.52%) is water. The Legislative branch of the government of the Town of Gates is a four-member town council whose members are elected every four years. The members of the town council are currently Chris B. Diponzio, Steve Tucciarello, Andrew Loughlin and Lee Cordero. The Executive branch of the government of the Town of Gates is the Town Supervisor, who is elected every two years. The current town supervisor is Cosmo Giunta, who was appointed town supervisor on November 7, 2018.
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