Place:Barrington, Yates, New York, United States


Coordinates42.533°N 77.05°W
Located inYates, New York, United States
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Barrington is a town in Yates County, New York, United States. The population was 1,681 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Barrington is located in the south part of the county and is south of Geneva, New York.


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The first settler arrived around 1800, but no others arrived for several years. The land of the town was once part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase.

The town was established in 1822 while still part of Steuben County from the Towns of Reading and Wayne. In 1826, Barrington was made part of Yates County, a year after the creation of the county.

In 1865, a mineral spring was discovered in the south part of the county, leading to the development of Crystal Spring.

Barrington was the home of two locally renowned country and western bands, The Barrington Ridge Runners (1940–1960) and The Hill and Valley Boys (1957–1967). Most members of these bands were direct descendants of the first settlers of Barrington. The band included Dayton Knapp, Wilfred Knapp, James Knapp, Carl Schlappi, and Robert Lashier. Dayton Knapp's youngest son Robert sang Blue Suede Shoes at the New York State Fair when he was 5 years old in 1955. There are three surviving members of the Ridge Runners (James Knapp, Carl Schlappi, and Robert Lashier). Three members of the Hill and Valley Boys (Larry Knapp, David Knapp and Charles Martz) are still actively playing BlueGrass music.

The Spicer-Millard House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

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