Place:Newfield, Tompkins, New York, United States

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NameNewfield
TypeTown
Coordinates42.35°N 76.583°W
Located inTompkins, New York, United States
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Newfield is a town in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 5,179 at the 2010 census. The town's name is derived from the many unoccupied tracts of land that were once in the town.

The Town of Newfield is in the southwest part of the county and is southwest of Ithaca, New York.

History

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Newfield was formed, before Tompkins County was created, from the Town of Spencer (in Tioga County) in 1811 as the "Town of Cayuta." In 1822, the town assumed its current name.

During the Depression many abandoned farms were turned into conservation lands. Newfield contains one of New York State's few remaining covered bridges.

The Newfield Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

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