Clymer, New York

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Clymer is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,501 at the 2000 census. The town is named for George Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The Town of Clymer is located in the southwest part of the county.



Settlement began around 1820. The Town of Clymer was established in 1829 from a division of the Town of Chautauqua. In 1821, a division of Clymer was made to form the new Town of Mina and again in 1829 to form the Town of French Creek.

In 1915, the population of Clymer was 1,341.

Neckers Co., a general store, has occupied the northwest corner of the main intersection in town since 1910, passing through four generations of the Neckers family.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.5 km²), of which, 36.1 square miles (93.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.14%) is water.

New York State Route 474 passes through the town and intersects New York State Route 76 in North Clymer.

Adjacent towns and regions

The south town line is the border of the State of Pennsylvania (Erie County and Warren County). The Town of French Creek is to the west and the Town of Harmony is to the east. The Town of Sherman is north of Clymer.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,501 people, 502 households, and 400 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.6 people per square mile (16.1/km²). There were 550 housing units at an average density of 15.3/sq mi (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.13% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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