Place:Tyre, Seneca, New York, United States

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NameTyre
TypeTown
Coordinates42.983°N 76.8°W
Located inSeneca, New York, United States
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Tyre is a town in Seneca County, New York, United States. The population was 899 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the Lebanese city of Tyre.

The Town of Tyre is located in the northeastern part of the county, northeast of Geneva, New York.

History

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The region was in the Central New York Military Tract, reserved for veterans, but a reservation was established at the northern end of Cayuga Lake for natives who returned to the area. A tract at the hamlet of Tyre was granted to Revolutionary War Colonel James Livingston The first outside settler, Ezekiel Crane, arrived about 1794. Other early settlers were Asherr Halsey, Lewis Winans, Asa Smith and Caleb Woodworth. James Magee, a prominent physician for many years, came in 1811.

The town was created from the eastern part of the Town of Junius in 1829.

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