Place:Niagara, Niagara, New York, United States

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NameNiagara
TypeTown
Located inNiagara, New York, United States


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Niagara is a town in Niagara County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 8,378. The town is named after the famous waterfall Niagara Falls.

The Town of Niagara is the neighbor to the City of Niagara Falls, which is next to the famed Niagara Falls. The town is located in the southwest corner of the county. Also located within the town is Niagara Falls International Airport, which serves the Niagara County area.

It is served by the LaSalle Post Office on Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) in adjacent Niagara Falls, New York. Residents use a mailing address of "Niagara Falls, NY" because of this. Neither "Niagara, NY," nor "Town of Niagara, NY" are acceptable postal addresses, according to the United States Postal Service.

History

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The Town of Niagara was founded in 1812 (originally as the "Town of Schlosser" after the local fortification Fort Schlosser and after Captain Joseph Schlosser, a German officer in the British Army) from the Town of Cambria. In 1836 eastern parts of the town were organized as the Town of Wheatfield, New York.

In 1892, the City of Niagara Falls was formed from the western end of town, taking about half of its land. In 1897, another quarter of the town was taken by the incorporation of the Village of LaSalle, reducing its size to 9.4 square miles. Its borders have remained the same since. LaSalle was in turn annexed by the City of Niagara Falls in 1927.

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  • Outstanding guide to Niagara 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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