Place:Millport, Chemung, New York, United States

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NameMillport
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.268°N 76.836°W
Located inChemung, New York, United States
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Millport is a village in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 312 at the 2010 census. The name comes from its former status as a canal port.

The Village of Millport is in the northwest quadrant of the Town of Veteran and is north of Elmira, NY. The mail ZIP code is 14864. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area'.

History

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The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through the area.

The town's first settler, Green Bently, purchased and developed farmland on the site of the village in 1798. The community was once known as "Millvale" after the village was laid out in 1825. The name was changed to "Millport" in 1829 to recognize its new status by the canal.

The former Chemung Canal passed by the village, raising the population about 1,000. Catharine Creek flows past the village.

In the 1840s, several epidemics reduced the population of Millport.

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