Place:Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States

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NamePhelps
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.958°N 77.062°W
Located inOntario, New York, United States


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Phelps is a village in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 1,989 at the 2010 census. The village is named after an original proprietor, Oliver Phelps.

The Village of Phelps is near the center of the Town of Phelps, and is north of Geneva, New York.

A Sauerkraut Festival is held every August.

History

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The community was first settled around 1793, one of the first locations in the town. The village was incorporated in 1855 as "Phelps," having been earlier known as "Vienna." The village had also been mockingly called " Woodpecker City," possibly to mock the villagers, who seemed always busy.

The First Baptist Church of Phelps, St. John's Episcopal Church, Phelps Town Hall, and Dr. John Quincy Howe House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Outstanding guide to Phelps 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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