Ellery, New York

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Ellery is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, located northwest of Jamestown, New York and with an extended lakefront on the east side of Chautauqua Lake. In the 2000 Census, Ellery had a population of 4,576.



The first settlement was made around 1806. The Town of Ellery was founded in 1821 from a part of the Town of Chautauqua. The lake frontage was developed early as a tourist and recreational location.


The government of the Town of Ellery consists of a supervisor, council, and various department heads. [1]


The following is an incomplete list of supervisors of the town:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.6 square miles (123.3 km²), of which, 47.6 square miles (123.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) crosses Chautauqua Lake at Bemus Point. New York State Route 430 follows the east shore of Chautauqua Lake. New York State Route 380 is a north-south highway in the eastern part of Ellery.

Adjacent towns and locations

Ellery is bordered mostly by the Town of Stockton to the north, although its northwest corner shares a small border with the Town of Chautauqua. Directly to the east of Ellery are the towns of Gerry and Ellicott. Its southern and western edges are mostly bordered by Chautauqua Lake.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,576 people, 1,852 households, and 1,316 families residing in the town. The population density was 96.2 people per square mile (37.1/km²). There were 2,630 housing units at an average density of 55.3/sq mi (21.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.20% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

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