Place:Dunkirk (town), Chautauqua, New York, United States

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NameDunkirk (town)
Alt namesDunkirk
TypeTown
Located inChautauqua, New York, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery


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Dunkirk is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. The population was 1,318 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Dunkirk surrounds the City of Dunkirk, which is a separate entity, not a part of the town.

History

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The area was first settled around 1808. Development was slow until the New York and Erie Railroad established a station in Dunkirk village in 1851. The Town of Dunkirk was established in 1859. The Village of Dunkirk was incorporated in 1837, becoming a city in 1888.

Of historical interest, the first naval skirmish in the War of 1812 began in Lake Erie near the mouth of the Canadaway Creek, which is now within the boundaries of the town. A small marker commemorating the event sits near the intersection of Route 5 and Temple Street.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Dunkirk 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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