Place:Whitney Point, Broome, New York, United States

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NameWhitney Point
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.33°N 75.97°W
Located inBroome, New York, United States
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Whitney Point is a village in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 964 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name comes from Thomas and William Whitney, early developers.

The Village of Whitney Point is in the southwest corner of the Town of Triangle, though a tiny portion is in the Town of Lisle and is north of Binghamton.

History

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The village was first settled around 1791, but began to flourish after the arrival of the Whitney family around 1800.

The Village of Whitney Point (originally called "Whitney's Point") was incorporated in 1871. A catastrophic fire almost destroyed the village in 1897. After serious flooding in 1935 and 1936, work began on a dam north of the village on the Otselic River. It was completed in 1942 and — after decisions were later made to impound water on a year-round basis for recreational purposes — formed the Whitney Point Lake (Reservoir).

The village has been the site of the Broome County Fair since 1874.

The Whitney Automobile was briefly manufactured in this village around 1902.

The Grace Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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