Darien, New York

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Darien is a town in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 3,061 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Darien lies in the southwest part of Genesee County, southwest of Batavia.

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History

During the early historic period, the area was occupied by the Seneca tribe, and was referred to by them as O-so-on-to-geh, Place where turkeys are found.

The town was first settled around 1803 and was known at first as South Pembroke.

The Town of Darien was founded in 1832 from the south part of the Town of Pembroke. The early town was agricultural, supplying food products to nearby urban areas, such as Buffalo.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.6 square miles (123.3 km²), of which, 47.5 square miles (123.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.

The west town line is the Town of Alden in Erie County, and the south town line is the Town of Bennington in Wyoming County.

US Route 20 (Broadway) passes across the town and intersects NY-77 at Darien Center. The northern terminus of NY-238 (Attica Road) at Darien. NY-33 crosses the northwest corner of Darien.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,061 people, 1,064 households, and 854 families residing in the town. The population density was 64.4 people per square mile (24.9/km²). There were 1,125 housing units at an average density of 23.7/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.12% White, 0.10% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.03% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

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