Place:Torrey, Yates, New York, United States

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NameTorrey
TypeTown
Located inYates, New York, United States
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Torrey is a town in Yates County, New York, USA. The population was 1,282 at the 2010 census. The name is that of early county political leader Henry Torrey.

The Town of Torrey is in the northeast part of the county and is south of Geneva, New York.

The town of Torrey is unrelated with the 10,000+ acre Torrey Farms, located in Elba and Potter, New York, which is one of the largest farms in New York.

History

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The town was first settled around 1788 by members of a religious group, led by Jemima Wilkinson.

The Crooked Lake Canal, opened in 1833, ran across the south part of Torrey.

The town was formed on November 14, 1851 from parts of the Town of Benton and Town of Milo. Torrey was the last town formed in the county.

The town was named "Torrey" in order to secure the support of Henry Torrey to enable the creation of the new town over the objections of the two towns losing their territory.

The Young-Leach Cobblestone Farmhouse and Barn Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

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