Place:Erie, New York, United States

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NameErie
Alt namesEriesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.767°N 78.667°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1821 - )
See alsoNiagara, New York, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Collins Center Cemetery
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Former municipality
East Hamburg
Inhabited place
Akron Junction
Akron
Alden (town)
Alden Center
Alden
Amherst
Angola Lake Shore Addition
Angola on the Lake
Angola
Armor
Athol Springs
Aurora
Bagdad
Bay View
Bellevue
Big Tree
Billington Heights
Blakeley
Blasdell
Blossom
Boston
Bowmansville
Brant
Brighton
Bucyrus Heights
Buffalo ( 1600 - )
Camp Lakeland
Camp Pioneer
Carnegie
Chaffee
Cheektowaga
Clarence Center
Clarence
Clarksburg
Colden
Colegrave
Collins Center
Collins
Concord
Creekside
Crittenden
Dellwood
Depew
Derby
Duells Corner
Dutchtown
East Amherst
East Aurora
East Clarence
East Concord
East Eden
East Elma
East Lancaster
Eden Valley
Eden
Edgewater
Ellicottville
Ellwood Park
Elma Center
Elma
Evans Center
Evans
Farnham
Footes
Fowlerville
Getzville
Glenwood
Gowanda
Grand Island
Grandyle Village
Green Acres Valley
Griffins Mills
Grover Cleveland Terrace
Hamburg (town)
Hamburg
Harris Hill
Highland-on-the-Lake
Holland
Hunts Corners
Iroquois
Jamison Road
Jerusalem Corners
Jewettville
Kenilworth
Kenmore
Lackawanna
Lake Erie Beach
Lake View
Lancaster (town)
Lancaster
Langford
Lawtons
Locksley Park
Loveland
Marilla
Marshfield
Millersport
Millgrove
Morton Corners
Mount Vernon
Murrays Corner
New Oregon
Newstead
Newtown
North Boston
North Collins (town)
North Collins
North Evans
North Forest Acres
Oakfield
Orchard Park (town)
Orchard Park
Patchin
Peters Corners
Pinehurst
Pontiac
Porterville
Protection
Sand Hill
Sandy Beach
Sardinia
Scranton
Sheenwater
Shirley
Sloan
Soldiers Place
Sour Spring Grove
South Newstead
South Wales
Spring Brook Station
Spring Brook
Springville
Swifts Mills
Swormville
Taylor Hollow
Taylorshire
Tonawanda (town)
Tonawanda
Town Line Station
Town Line
Walden Cliffs
Wales Center
Wales Hollow
Wales
Wanakah
Water Valley
Websters Corners
Wende
West Alden
West Falls
West Seneca
Weyer
Williamsville
Williston
Windom
Wolcottsburg
Woodlawn
Woodside
Woodstream Farms
Wyandale
Zoar
Municipality
Blackrock
Township
Concord (township)
Unknown
Black Rock
Ebenezer
Eggertsville
Gardenville
Mt. Vernon
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Erie County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 919,040. The county seat is Buffalo. The county's name comes from Lake Erie, which in turn comes from the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived south and east of the lake before 1654.

Erie County is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The southern part of the county is known as the Southtowns. Its Canadian border is the province of Ontario.

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History

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When counties were established in New York State in 1683 present-day Erie County was Indian territory and was not part of New York. Significant European settlement began ca. 1800 after the Holland Land Company extinguished Indian claims to the land, acquired the title to eight western-most counties of Western New York, surveyed their holdings, established towns, and began selling lots. At this time, all of Western New York was part of Ontario County. In 1802, Genesee County was created out of Ontario County. In 1808, Niagara County was created out of Genesee County. In 1821, Erie County was created out of Niagara County, encompassing all of the land between Tonawanda Creek and Cattaraugus Creek.

The first towns formed in present-day Erie County were the Town of Clarence and the Town of Willink. Clarence comprised the northern portion of Erie county, and Willink the southern part. Clarence still exists as a town, but Willink was quickly subdivided completely into other towns. When Erie County was established in 1821, it consisted of the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Boston, Clarence, Collins, Concord, Eden, Evans, Hamburg, Holland, Sardinia, and Wales.

The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Erie County, New York.

In 1861, the hamlet of Town Line located in the Town of Lancaster, voted 85 to 40 to secede from the Union and join the Confederate States of America; it sent five soldiers for the Confederate Army, and did not officially rejoin the Union until January 1946. The Town Line Fire Department supports the slogan "Last of the Rebels" due to their Confederate ties.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1808 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 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
1830 35,719
1840 62,465
1850 100,993
1860 141,971
1870 178,699
1880 219,884
1890 322,981
1900 433,686
1910 528,985
1920 634,688
1930 762,408
1940 798,377
1950 899,238
1960 1,064,688
1970 1,113,491
1980 1,015,472
1990 968,532

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Erie 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/~nyerie/


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