Millport, New York

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Millport is a village in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 297 at the 2000 census. The name comes from its former status as a canal port.

The Village of Millport is in the northwest quadrant of the Town of Veteran and is north of Elmira, NY. The mail ZIP code is 14864. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area'.

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History

The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through the area.

The town's first settler, Green Bently, purchased and developed farmland on the site of the village in 1798. The community was once known as "Millvale" after the village was laid out in 1825. The name was changed to "Millport" in 1829 to recognize its new status by the canal.

The former Chemung Canal passed by the village, raising the population about 1,000. Catharine Creek flows past the village.

In the 1840s, several epidemics reducted the population of Millport.

Geography

Millport is located at 42°16′3″N 76°50′10″W / 42.2675°N 76.83611°W / 42.2675; -76.83611 (42.267634, -76.836122)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

New York State Route 14 passes through the village, which is at the junction of County Road 6A.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 297 people, 118 households, and 77 families residing in the village. The population density was 821.0 people per square mile (318.5/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 364.9/sq mi (141.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.97% White, 1.01% Native American, 0.34% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population.

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