Place:Dickinson, Broome, New York, United States

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NameDickinson
TypeTown
Located inBroome, New York, United States


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Dickinson is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 823 at the 2010 census. The town was named after and individual in New Jersey by an early landowner from that state.

The Town of Dickinson is on the western border of the county and is southwest of the Village of Malone.

History

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The name originally proposed for the area was "Annastown," after the daughter of a landowner, but another influential landowner prevailed with the current name.

The Town of Dickinson was formed from the Town of Malone in the year 1809. In 1812, part of Dickinson was used to form the Town of Bangor. The creation of the Town of Moira in 1828 cost Dickinson more territory. When the Town of Waverly was established in 1880, additional territory was lost.

In 1843, conversions to the Mormon religion and migration westward occurred in the town due to relatives of a Mormon Apostle living there.

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  • Outstanding guide to Dickinson 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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