Place:Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States

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NameHorseheads
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.168162063945°N 76.832542419434°W
Located inChemung, New York, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Maple Grove Cemetery ( circa 1850 - present )


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Horseheads is a village in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 6,461 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the number of bleached skulls of pack horses left behind by the Sullivan Expedition.

The Village of Horseheads is located within the Town of Horseheads. It is north of the City of Elmira. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area'.

History

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The village was founded around 1830. The village was incorporated in 1837 as the "Village of Fairport," but changed its name back to Horseheads several years later only to be renamed "North Elmira." In 1886, the village resumed the original name, "Horseheads."

The village was once a port on the Chemung Canal.

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  • Outstanding guide to Horseheads 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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