Blasdell, New York

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Blasdell is a village in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 2,718 according to the year 2000 census. The name is derived from Herman Blasdell, the first station master of the Erie and Pennsylvania railroad depot. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Blasdell lies in the northern part of the Town of Hamburg and is due south of Buffalo, New York and the City of Lackawanna. The village considers itself the "Gateway to the Southtowns" of Erie County.

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History

The community grew as a railroad town around the Erie Railroad. Blasdell was incorporated in 1898 as a village.

Wrestler Ilio DiPaolo was a longtime resident before his death in 1995. In 1965 he opened an Italian restaurant on South Park Ave. It is now run by his family.


Geography

Blasdell is located at 42°47′42″N 78°49′41″W / 42.795°N 78.82806°W / 42.795; -78.82806 (42.795108, -78.828004)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Adjacent Cities & Towns

Major Highways in the Village of Blasdell

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