Clyde, New York

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Clyde is a village in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 2,269 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Clyde is in the Town of Galen and is northeast of Geneva, NY. Clyde is approximately equidistant between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse, NY.



Prior to the French and Indian War, a French trading post and block house was located on the site of the future village. During the American Revolution it was known for its smuggling and was called the "Blockhouse."

Civil War

During the American Civil War, men from Clyde served in B Company of the 111th New York Infantry, their last company commnder of the war being Philip I. Lape. The regiment commander was Colonel Clinton D. MacDougall.

The 111th New York was present at, among others, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of Cold Harbor and the Appomattox Campaign. During the Battle of Gettysburg, the 111th took the second highest casualties as a regiment of the entire battle.

Throughout the war, the regiment took a total of 1803 casualties, of which 158 were KIA, 557 were WIA (490 of whom recovered to some extent), and 1088 MIA.



Clyde is located at 43°5′3″N 76°52′13″W / 43.08417°N 76.87028°W / 43.08417; -76.87028 (43.084232, -76.870297)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.21%) is water.

Clyde is an Erie Canal village. The Clyde River was incorporated into the canal structure. The route of the canal through village was changed during canal renovations.

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