Troupsburg, New York

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Troupsburg is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 1,126 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Robert Troup, an agent of the Pulteney Estate.

The Town of Troupsburg is on the southern border of Steuben county, south of Hornell, New York.



The first settler arrived in 1805. The town was formed (as "Troupsburgh") from the Towns of Canisteo and Addisonon February 12, 1808.

The Honorable Colonel Robert Troup, Esq. served in the American Revolution in addition to being a Federal judge and later land agent for the Pulteney Estate. The Pulteney Estate was a large tract of land stretching from Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario south to the Pennsylvania border. Its western border was the Genesee River and its eastern border was Seneca Lake. Troup took over as land agent for the Pulteney Estate after its first agent, Charles Williamson, fell out of favor with the Estate owners due to large debts he incurred in an attempt to develop the land.

Additional territory was added to Troupsburg from Canisteo in 1818. Troupsburg was subsequently diminished by contributing land to the Towns of Greenwood, New York and Jasper in 1827, and again to aid the formation of the Town of Woodhull in 1828.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 61.3 square miles (158.7 km²), of which, 61.2 square miles (158.6 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

The south town line is the border with Pennsylvania (Tioga County). The town is known for higher elevation than other towns in the county.

New York State Route 36 is a north-south highway in the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,126 people, 380 households, and 283 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.4 people per square mile (7.1/km²). There were 497 housing units at an average density of 8.1/sq mi (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.87% White, 0.18% African American, 0.62% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

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