Place:Elba (town), Genesee, New York, United States


NameElba (town)
Alt namesElba
Coordinates43.067°N 78.183°W
Located inGenesee, New York, United States
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Elba is a town in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 2,370 at the 2010 census.[1] The town is at the northern border of the county and is north of the city of Batavia. The town contains the village of Elba, located near the town's center.


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The area was first settled in 1803. The town of Elba was established in 1820, from a partition of the town of Batavia. In 1842, part of Elba was used to form the town of Oakfield.

In 1884, the community of Elba set itself off from the town by incorporating as a village.

In 1948, as his "Whistle Stop" Campaign Tour passed through, Harry Truman referred to the onion smell from the local muck fields. He then stated that the town should be renamed "Smelba" .

Elba had three mines under its main land, which originated in 1788.

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