Place:Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States

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NameAlfred
Alt namesAlfred Stationsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.267°N 77.75°W
Located inAllegany, New York, United States
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Alfred is a village located in the town of Alfred in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 4,174 at the 2010 census. The village lies in the north-central part of the town of Alfred on the eastern edge of Allegany County. It is named after Alfred the Great.

Alfred is located in the hills of western New York along the Southern Tier. The layout of the valley is such that the lowest part contains the village, and upon the hills to the east and west are Alfred University and Alfred State College, respectively. The valley was originally called Kanakadea (or Canakadea, or other spellings) by Native Americans. Local folklore states that Kanakadea means "where the earth meets the sky".

Alfred is located in the 607 (telephone) area code, 14802 zip (postal) code, and is in the second poorest county in the state (Allegany). The closest cities are Hornell and Olean.

The elevation of Alfred is about but rises to a high point of at the summit of Jericho Hill just south of the village. The hills greatly affect the weather in the region, which results in quick changes as well as different conditions in neighboring valleys

The village hosts the annual Hot Dog Day festival (early April).

The village is home to one of the largest optical telescopes in New York state, at the Stull Observatory at Alfred University. Alfred State College is also located in the village.

History

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The village was first settled around 1807 and was incorporated in 1881. The village was previously called "Alfred Centre".

The following are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Alfred Village Historic District, Alumni Hall, Fireman's Hall, Allen Steinheim Museum and the Terra Cotta Building.

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  • Outstanding guide to Alfred family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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