Place:Oakfield (town), Genesee, New York, United States

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NameOakfield (town)
Alt namesOakfield
TypeTown
Coordinates43.05°N 78.267°W
Located inGenesee, New York, United States
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Oakfield is a town in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 3,250 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is derived from the number of trees, including the oak.

The Town of Oakfield is on the northern border of Genesee County. Within the town is a village also named Oakfield.

History

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Prehistoric earthworks indicate a previous occupation by Native Americans. The local group during historic time were the Seneca tribe. The manner in which they cut down the trees on their land gave rise to the phrase "Oak Orchard," which has current usage in the area. This area was once known as Plain Brook, after it was first settled around 1801. The town was formed in 1842 from the Town of Elba and named Oakfield.

In 1858, the community of Caryville set itself off from the town by incorporating as the Village of Oakfield.

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