Place:Van Etten (town), Chemung, New York, United States


NameVan Etten (town)
Alt namesVan Etten
Van Ettenvillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36030693
Coordinates42.183°N 76.55°W
Located inChemung, New York, United States
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Van Etten is a town in Chemung County, New York, United States. It is part of the Elmira Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the town was 1,557 at the 2010 census. The town is named for the two brothers who founded the village of Van Etten in it. The town is at the northeast corner of the county, northeast of Elmira.


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The area that became Van Etten was first settled around 1794, but more permanent settlement came in 1797. The town of Van Etten was formed in 1854 from the towns of Erin and Cayuta. (Cayuta later became part of Schuyler County.)

In 1876, the village of Van Etten was incorporated within the town.

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