Place:Falconer, Chautauqua, New York, United States


Coordinates42.119°N 79.2°W
Located inChautauqua, New York, United States
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Falconer is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 2,420 at the 2010 census. Falconer is within the town of Ellicott and is on the eastern edge of the city of Jamestown.


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The town was originally called Worksburg, after Edward Work, who purchased the land from the Holland Land Company in August 1807. The first Falconer to own the land was Robert Falconer, who bought it from Edward Work in 1836. His son, Patrick, later consolidated his land holdings in the future village. In 1874 the community received its present name, after either William T. Falconer (1850–1915) or his father Patrick, who was on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny & Pittsburg Railroad and donated a large tract of land through town to the railroad concern. This resulted in the railroad line being routed through the middle of the community.

The village of Falconer was incorporated in 1891.

John Cheever selected the village as the location for the fictional Falconer State Prison in his novel Falconer.

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