Place:Coventry, Chenango, New York, United States


NameCoventry
TypeTown
Coordinates42.3°N 75.633°W
Located inChenango, New York, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Pike Hawkins Cemetery
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Coventry is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 1,655 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Coventry, Connecticut by settlers from New England.

The Town of Coventry is in the south part of Chenango County and is northeast of Binghamton.

History

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The first settlement occurred around 1785 near the current Coventry village. Coventry was formed from the Town of Greene in 1806. In 1843, the area of the town was increased from parts of Greene and the Town of Oxford.

Due to poor soil conditions, dairy herding was prominent from the pioneer days, leading to five butter and cheese factories in the town at one time in the past.

The District School 4 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Coventry family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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