East Bloomfield, New York

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East Bloomfield is a town in Ontario County, New York, United States. The population was 3,361 at the 2000 census.

The Town of East Bloomfield is in the western part of the county, south of Rochester, NY.

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History

The Seneca village Ganondagan, in the original Town of Bloomfield, was destroyed by the Marquis de Denonville in 1687, showing that this area was within the territory of the historic Iroquois.

The town was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase.

The town was created along with the county in 1789 as "Bloomfield," but the name was changed to "East Bloomfield" after the creation of the Town of West Bloomfield in 1833. Other towns formed in 1812 from parts of East Bloomfield include Victor and Mendon, Mendon being in Monroe County.

East Bloomfield is home to the Northern Spy Apple.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.3 square miles (86.4 km²), of which, 33.2 square miles (86.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.

Conjoined U.S. Route 20New York State Route 5 passes across the north part of the town, running concurrently with New York State Route 64 between Bloomfield and South Bloomfield. Apart from the US 20–NY 5 overlap, NY 64 runs north-south through the town, as does U.S. Route 20A (concurrent with NY 64 south of US 20 and NY 5) and New York State Route 444.

East Bloomfield is bordered by West Bloomfield to the west, Victor to the north, Canandaigua to the east, and Bristol to the south.

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