Somerset, New York

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Somerset is a town in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 2,865 at the 2000 census. The town is believed to be named after Somerset, New Jersey, the source of some early settlers.

The Town of Somerset is in the northeast corner of the county and is northeast of the City of Niagara Falls.



The Town of Somerset was established in 1823 from a section of the Town of Hartland. Part of Somerset was used later to form the Town of Newfane.

The Thirty Mile Point Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.2 square miles (96.5 km²), of which, 37.2 square miles (96.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

Somerset borders Lake Ontario on the north and Orleans County, New York on the east.

Adjacent Cities & Towns

Major Highways in the Town of Somerset

  • NY-18.svg New York State Route 18 (Lake Rd.), East-West Highway across the north part of town paralleling Lake Ontario from a distance.

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