Tyrone, New York

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Tyrone is a town in Schuyler County, New York, United States. The population was 1,714 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Tyrone is in the northwest part of the county and is east of Bath, NY.

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History

The "Lamoka Culture" people lived in the area up to about 1300 BCE. The Lamoka Site is a National Historic Landmark.

The town was first settled around 1800. The town was formed from the Town of Wayne while still part of Steuben County in 1822. The town of Tyrone was named by Gen. William Kernan, one of the original settlers and the father of United States Senator Francis Kernan. Tyrone became part of the newly created Schuyler County in 1845.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.6 square miles (102.6 km²), of which, 37.5 square miles (97.0 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.6 km²) of it (5.36%) is water.

The north town line (and part of the east town line) is the border of Yates County, and the west town line is border of Steuben County.

New York State Route 226 runs northeast to southwest through the town. New York State Route 230 crosses the northwest corner of Tyrone.

Lamoka Lake is mostly within the town at its west town line.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,714 people, 664 households, and 492 families residing in the town. The population density was 45.7 people per square mile (17.7/km²). There were 1,296 housing units at an average density of 34.6/sq mi (13.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.32% White, 1.23% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

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