Trenton, New York

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Trenton is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 4,670 at the 2000 census. The town is reportedly named after Trenton, New Jersey.

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History

The first settlement was developed in 1793 by Gerrit Boon in Barneveldt, as an agent of the Holland Land Company. Boon went back to Holland after a few years. His succeeder was Adam Gerard Mappa a Dutch typesetter. At the end of his life Mappa's friend Francis Adrian Vanderkemp moved to Barneveld.

The town was formed in 1797 from the Town of Schuyler (in Herkimer County, New York). The name may have been selected because some local soldiers fought at the Battle of Trenton. The town includes areas form the Holland and Servis Patents.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.7 square miles (113.2 km²), of which, 43.3 square miles (112.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (0.89%) is water.

The West Canada Creek forms the eastern town line, the border of Herkimer County.

The town lent its name to the "Trenton Group," a limestone bed that extends to Minnesota.

The Wethersfield Stone Schoolhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,670 people, 1,776 households, and 1,287 families residing in the town. The population density was 107.8 people per square mile (41.6/km²). There were 1,932 housing units at an average density of 44.6/sq mi (17.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.07% White, 0.39% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

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