Place:Gerry, Chautauqua, New York, United States

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NameGerry
TypeTown
Coordinates42.183°N 79.233°W
Located inChautauqua, New York, United States
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Gerry is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,905 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Elbridge Gerry, a Vice-President of the U.S.

The Town of Gerry is centrally located in the county and is north of Jamestown, New York.

History

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Settlement began around 1810. The Town of Gerry was formed in 1812 from a part of the Town of Pomfret. The size of the town was reduced by the formation of the newer Towns of Ellington and Charlotte. By 1900, the population of Gerry was 1,198.

In 2006 the Gerry Fire Dept. sponsored their 62nd PRCA Rodeo.

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  • Outstanding guide to Gerry 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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