Place:Phelps (town), Ontario, New York, United States

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NamePhelps (town)
Alt namesPhelps
Sullivansource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36020883
TypeTown
Coordinates42.95°N 77.05°W
Located inOntario, New York, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Phelps is a town in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 7,072 at the 2010 census. The Town of Phelps contains a village called Phelps. Both are north of Geneva, New York.

History

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The town was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The region was first settled around 1788. The town was formed in 1796 and was formerly known as "Sullivan." The town of Phelps is named after one of the original proprietors. The community was incorporated in 1855.

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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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