Place:Kirkwood, Broome, New York, United States

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NameKirkwood
TypeTown
Coordinates42.033°N 75.783°W
Located inBroome, New York, United States
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Kirkwood is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 5,857 at the 2010 census. The town is named after James P. Kirkwood, who was an engineer responsible for constructing the local railroad.

The town is in the south-central part of the county, southeast of Binghamton.

History

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Around 1781, Jonathan Fitch built a gristmill here, becoming the first pioneer settler. The Town of Kirkwood was formed from the town of Conklin in 1859.

In 2006 and 2011, parts of the town were damaged when the Susquehanna River overflowed its banks.

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  • Outstanding guide to Kirkwood 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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