Place:West Union, Steuben, New York, United States


NameWest Union
Coordinates42.083°N 77.717°W
Located inSteuben, New York, United States     (1845 - )
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West Union is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 399 at the 2000 census.

The Town of West Union is in the southwest corner of the county and south of Hornell, New York.



  • Northern Border = Town of Greenwood
  • Southern Border = Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Eastern Border = Town of Troupsburg
  • Western Border = Town of Independence, Allegany County



  • Barney Mills
  • McGraws
  • Rexville
  • Located along Bennetts Creek at the junction of State Route 248 and the Rexville-Troupsburg Road.
  • Named in honor of Daniel and Charles Rexford who built a sawmill on the site in 1849.
  • West Union
  • Wileyville
  • Named in honor of John Wiley who settled on the site in approximately 1849.


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West Union was formed from part of the Town of Greenwood in 1845. Originally the names "Green" and "Union" were proposed for the town, but both names were deemed unsuitable due to other towns in the state using those names, in, respectively, Chenango County and Broome County.

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  • St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
  • Successor to "Old Catholic Church" in the adjacent Town of Greenwood--only its cemetery remains.
  • Three churches have been located on the same site on Church Street (Rexville-Troupsburg Road) in the hamlet of Rexville. The first and second churches were both destroyed by fire.
  • Former rectory is now a private residence located next to the church.
  • St. Mary's is now part of a clustered parish, Our Lady of the Valley, which also encompasses the Roman Catholic parishes of Canisteo and Hornell.
  • Church Records 1848-1910


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