Place:Chemung, New York, United States

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Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Chemung County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,830. Its name is derived from the name of a Delaware Indian village (meaning "big horn"). Its county seat is Elmira. Many signs posted along roads in Chemung County refer to the area as "Mark Twain Country" because of the many years the author lived and wrote in Elmira.

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History

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For the history of Chemung County prior to its creation by partition, see Tioga County, New York.

Chemung County was formed from of Tioga County in 1836.

In 1854, Chemung County was divided and became Schuyler County, reducing Chemung to , its current size.

Notable People

Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 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
1840 20,732
1850 28,821
1860 26,917
1870 35,281
1880 43,065
1890 48,265
1900 54,063
1910 54,662
1920 65,872
1930 74,680
1940 73,718
1950 86,827
1960 98,706
1970 101,537
1980 97,656
1990 95,195

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Chemung 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/~nychemun/chemweb.htm


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