Place:Silver Creek, Chautauqua, New York, United States

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NameSilver Creek
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.544°N 79.167°W
Located inChautauqua, New York, United States
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Silver Creek, New York is a village in Chautauqua County. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 2,699. Silver Creek is named after a small river which runs through the village. It is on the shore of Lake Erie, within the Town of Hanover.

History

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The community was first settled around 1803 and the first school house was erected around 1823. In 1822 a well-known black walnut tree, measuring about in diameter, was blown over in a storm. The village of Silver Creek was incorporated in 1848, and was an important port on Lake Erie until railroads reduced shipping. The village is home to a skew arch railroad bridge, one of the few bridges in the country built on an angle.

Silver Creek's best-known resident is Howard "Bob" Ehmke, the pitching hero of the 1929 World Series. While playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, Ehmke struck out 13 Chicago Cubs in game one, a Series record until 1953. Former NBA and ABA basketball player George Carter is also a graduate of Silver Creek Central High School. Carter played for St. Bonaventure University and later in the 1971 ABA All-Star Game.

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