Earlville, New York

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Earlville is a village in New York, United States. The population was 791 at the 2000 census. The village is named after Jonas Earl, a canal commissioner.

The Village of Earlville lies on the border between Madison County and Chenango County and is partly in each county. The village is in the Town of Sherburne and the Town of Hamilton. The east-west thoroughfare, Main Street, runs along the county line.

The regionally famous Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center houses a Historic Landmark theater, two art galleries, an arts cafe, and an artisan gift shop.



The area was first settled around 1792 and was originally called "Forks" or "Madison Forks" until the current name was adopted around 1835 after development of the Chenango Canal. After canal transportation waned, railroad service helped community commerce.

Earlville became an incorporated village in 1887. The Earlville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


Earlville is located at 42°44′28″N 75°32′38″W / 42.74111°N 75.54389°W / 42.74111; -75.54389 (42.741079, -75.543827)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

New York State Route 12B, a north-south highway, crosses in the center of the village.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 791 people, 298 households, and 219 families residing in the village. The population density was 729.4 people per square mile (282.8/km²). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 303.4/sq mi (117.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.99% White, 0.25% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

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