Cambria, New York

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Cambria is a town in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 5,393 at the 2000 census. Cambria is an early name for Wales.

The Town of Cambria is in the center of Niagara County.

New York State Route 93 passes through the town.

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History

Some of the early settlers were from Wales, and gave the town the name of their origin.

The Town of Cambria was established in 1808 when Niagara county was formed. Cambria was the original town of Niagara County; all other towns were formed from its territory after 1812.

When Genesee County, New York was formed in 1802, all of Niagara County was included and was part of the Town of Batavia. Subsequently Erie County was created by removing the Towns of Willink and Clarence, both towns having been created from Cambria in Niagara County.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103.3 kmĀ²), all of it land.

The Town of Cambria is west of the City of Lockport and northeast of the City of Niagara Falls.

Adjacent Cities & Towns

Major Highways in the Town of Cambria

  • NY-31.svg New York State Route 31 (Saunders Settlement Rd.), East-West Highway through the town from the Lewiston town line to the Lockport town line.

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