Port Dickinson, New York

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Port Dickinson is a village in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 1,697 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Port Dickinson lies within the Town of Dickinson and is north of Binghamton.

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History

The Village of Port Dickinson was incorporated in 1876. The village takes its name from having once been a prosperous port on the now-extinct Chenango Canal, and in honor of United States Senator, Daniel S. Dickinson. It is now a residential suburb of Binghamton. Port Dickinson is the only incorporated community within the Town of Dickinson.

Geography

Port Dickinson is located at 42°8′14″N 75°53′40″W / 42.13722°N 75.89444°W / 42.13722; -75.89444 (42.137175, -75.894321)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (7.35%) is water.

New York State Route 7 is a major highway through the village. Port Dickinson is near the junctions of major highways, including Interstate 81, Interstate 88, and New York State Route 17.

Adjacent towns and areas

The Town of Fenton and Hillcrest border Port Dickinson on the North, while the City of Binghamton borders it on the South. It is bordered on the West by the Chenango River, and on the East by the Town of Kirkwood.

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