Place:York, Livingston, New York, United States


Coordinates42.867°N 77.883°W
Located inLivingston, New York, United States
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York is a town in western Livingston County, New York, United States. The population was 3,397 at the 2010 census.

The Abbey of the Genesee in the town's hamlet of Piffard is locally famous due to the production of Monks' Bread.


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In 1722, the Tuscarora moved north to join other Iroquoian natives, the League of the Iroquois, and settled near modern Piffard. The town was first settled by Europeans around 1800.

The town was formed in 1819 from parts of the towns of Leicester and Caledonia before the establishment of Livingston County. More territory was added from the town of Covington in 1823.

Salt was discovered in 1883 near modern Retsof, leading to the formation of the New York Rock Salt Company. Further discoveries were made subsequently by the Empire Salt Company.

Linwood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

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