Hilton, New York

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Hilton is a village in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population was 5,856 at the 2000 census. The community was named for the Rev. Charles A. Hilton.

The Village of Hilton is within the Town of Parma.

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History

Originally known as Unionville,[citation needed] the village was incorporated in 1885 as North Parma.[citation needed] In 1896 the name was changed to Hilton to honor Reverend Charles Augustus Hilton, a former pastor of the village's Freewill Baptist Church.[citation needed] Over 60% of the central business district was destroyed by fire in March 1965 and later rebuilt.[1]

Points of interest

Every year Hilton puts on a craft sale called the Apple Festival. [2] Attractions include crafts, clowns, a large car show, and many different types of food.

At the end of July, Hilton holds its annual fireman's carnival with rides, food, and the beverage tent known as "The Zoo".

Every year during the fall, Hilton is home a corn maze which is one of the largest in the country at 20 acres. The maze has been run by Zarpentine farms since 2001 and has thousands of guests from mid September to the end of October.

Geography

Hilton is located at 43°17′24″N 77°47′33″W / 43.29°N 77.7925°W / 43.29; -77.7925 (43.289873, -77.792444)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,856 people, 2,041 households, and 1,512 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,494.2 people per square mile (1,345.8/km²). There were 2,128 housing units at an average density of 1,269.7/sq mi (489.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.70% White, 1.66% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

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