Place:Bainbridge (town), Chenango, New York, United States

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NameBainbridge (town)
Alt namesBainbridge
TypeTown
Coordinates42.283°N 75.467°W
Located inChenango, New York, United States
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Bainbridge is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 3,308 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Bainbridge has a village of Bainbridge located within it. The town is at the east border of Chenango County, halfway between Binghamton and Oneonta.

History

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As part of the Sullivan Expedition of 1779, colonial troops under General Clinton, invaded the area to drive out hostile natives.

The town was first settled around 1788, first by a group called the "Vermont Sufferers." These were people from land in the eastern part of New York, who had lost their claims due to land sales by Vermont for the same claims.

The town was formed in 1791 as the "Town of Jericho" in Tioga County before the formation of Chenango County. The name "Bainbridge" was adopted in 1814 in honor of United States Navy Commodore William Bainbridge. Subsequently, the town was reduced by the creation of new towns in the county: in 1793, part of Bainbridge was used to form the parts of the Towns of Norwich and Oxford; more of Bainbridge was used for the Town of Greene (1798 and 1799) and the Town of Afton (1857).

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