Place:Allegany, New York, United States

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Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,946. Its county seat is Belmont. Its name derives from a Delaware Indian word, applied by settlers of Western New York State to a trail that followed the Allegheny River.

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History

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  • Allegany County was created on April 7, 1806 when Genesee County, New York was partitioned so that was given over to the new county. The first County Seat was established at Angelica, New York where it remained for half a century. It was later moved to Belmont, New York on the Genesee River.
  • On March 11, 1808, the borders were adjusted so that of Steuben County passed to Allegany County, and of Allegany County passed to Genesee County. This established the current border between Genesee and Steuben Counties, and reduced the size of Allegany County to .
  • On June 12, 1812, the legislature authorized the attachment of Cattaraugus County, New York to Allegany County for administration reasons, but for practical reasons the attachment failed to take place at that time. However, on April 13, 1814, the eastern half of Cattaraugus County was so attached and administered from Belmont. This attachment was ended on March 28, 1817.
  • On April 1, 1846, Allegany County lost to Wyoming County, reducing the size of Allegany County to , and establishing the current border between Allegany and Wyoming Counties.
  • On May 11, 1846, Allegany County lost to Livingston County, reducing the total to , and establishing the western portion of the current border with Livingston County.
  • On March 23, 1857, Allegany County lost another to Livingston County, passing the Ossian, New York area to Livingston County, and establishing the current border between them.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1806 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1807 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 1,942
1820 9,330
1830 26,276
1840 40,975
1850 37,808
1860 41,881
1870 40,814
1880 41,810
1890 43,240
1900 41,501
1910 41,412
1920 36,842
1930 38,025
1940 39,681
1950 43,784
1960 43,978
1970 46,458
1980 51,742
1990 50,470

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Allegany County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nyallega/


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