Place:Fenton, Broome, New York, United States

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NameFenton
TypeTown
Located inBroome, New York, United States
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Fenton is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 6,674 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Reuben Fenton, a governor of New York. The original name was Port Crane.

The town is in the northeastern part of the county and is northeast of Binghamton.

History

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The area was first settled around 1788. The town of Fenton, then called Port Crane, was formed from the town of Chenango in 1855. The name was changed to Fenton in 1867. A small settlement within Fenton carried on the name of Port Crane, up to the present.

The former Chenango Canal (1834–1876) passed through the west side of the town, following the Chenango River. The town developed and prospered with the advent of the canal. While the canal was supplanted by the railroads, the town was bypassed by the trains. When the canal was gone, the prosperity in Port Crane left with it. Today, Port Crane is but a shadow of its former self.

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