Grove, New York

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Grove is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 533 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Grove, in the northeast part of Allegany County, is northwest of Hornell, New York.



The Town of Grove was established in 1827 as "Church Tract" from the Town of Nunda in Livingston County. The town assumed its current name in 1828, possibly based on the large number of trees in the town. Grove lost its western territory to form the newer Town of Granger in 1838.

Past residents of note

Frederick Decker, the "Ossian Giant," was a resident known for his great size (7 feet, six inches, 385 pounds). He was born in Geneseo in 1836 and exhibited himself across the country before settling down in Grove where he died and was buried in 1886.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87.4 km²), of which, 33.5 square miles (86.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.

New York State Route 70 passes across the northeast part of the town.

Canaseraga Creek passes through the northeast part of the town and widens into a small lake northwest of Swain.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 533 people, 213 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.9 people per square mile (6.1/km²). There were 427 housing units at an average density of 12.7/sq mi (4.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.00% White, 1.31% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 213 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

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