Porter, New York

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Porter is a town in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 6,920 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Judge Augustus Porter.

The Town of Porter lies in the northwest corner of Niagara County and is north of the City of Niagara Falls.



Permanent settlement did not take place until about 1801. The Town of Porter was created in 1812 from the Town of Cambria, but further development was hindered by the War of 1812.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.7 square miles (97.7 km²), of which, 33.2 square miles (86.0 km²) of it is land and 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it (12.00%) is water.

The northern boundary of the town is Lake Ontario and the Western boundary is the Niagara River, which is the international boundary between the United States and Ontario, Canada.

Adjacent Cities & Towns

Major Highways in the Town of Porter

  • NY-18.svg New York State Route 18 (Lake Rd., Creek Rd.), East-West Highway across the north part of town roughly paralleling Lake Ontario from Wilson town line then its orientation is in a more North-South direction as it passes Youngstown-Lockport Rd.(NY 93) as the route heads west.
  • NY-18F.svg New York State Route 18F (Lowet River Rd., Lake Rd.), North-South roadway through the town from its northern terminus with NY 18, the route roughly parallels the rest of Lake Ontario that NY 18 doesn't as it heads west and then turns south as it passes Fort Niagara State Park, through the Village of Youngstown south out of the town into the Town of Lewiston.

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