Blenheim, New York

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Blenheim is a town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 330 at the 2000 census. The town was named after a land patent, which itself was named after the Battle of Blenheim.

The Town of Blenheim is in the southwest part of the county and is east of Oneonta, New York.

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History

The town was the site of raids and skirmishes during the American Revolution.

The town was one of the original six towns of the county, created in 1797 from Schoharie. In 1803, part of Blenheim was used to create the Town of Jefferson. Another part of Blenheim was taken in 1848 to form part of the new Town of Gilboa.

The town has one of the world's longest wooden single-span covered bridges (at 232 feet), the Old Blenheim Bridge, built in 1855.

Past residents of note

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.0 km²), of which, 33.9 square miles (87.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.25%) is water.

The Schoharie Creek flows through the town.

New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway in the eastern part of Blenheim

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 330 people, 150 households, and 97 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.7 people per square mile (3.8/km²). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 8.9/sq mi (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.97% White, 1.52% African American, 0.30% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

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