Place:Lyons (town), Wayne, New York, United States

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NameLyons (town)
Alt namesLyons
TypeTown
Coordinates43.05°N 76.983°W
Located inWayne, New York, United States


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Lyons is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 5,831 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Lyons (usually now spelled Lyon), France.

The Town of Lyons is in the south-central part of the county and contains a village also named Lyons. The village is located on the Erie Canal, and is the county seat of Wayne County.

History

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The area was part of the Pulteney Estate. Settlement began around 1789. The region was originally known as "The Forks." The Town of Lyons was formed from the Town of Sodus in 1811. The Erie Canal was completed as far as Lyons by 1821.

In 1825, the size of the town was reduced upon the formation of the Town of Arcadia.

H.G. Hotchkiss moved his Hotchkiss Essential Oil Company to Lyons in 1841, where it became an important business in the local economy.

The Dipper Dredge No. 3 and Towar-Ennis Farmhouse and Barn Complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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