York, New York

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York is a town in western Livingston County, New York, United States. The population was 3,219 at the 2000 census.[1]

The Abbey of the Genesee in the town's hamlet of Piffard is locally famous due to the production of Monk's Bread.

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History

In 1722, the Tuscarora moved north to join other Iroquoian natives, the League of the Iroquois, and settled near modern Piffard. The town was first settled by Europeans around 1800.

The town was formed in 1819 from parts of the towns of Leicester and Caledonia before the establishment of Livingston County. More territory was added from the town of Covington in 1823.

Salt was discovered in 1883 near modern Retsof, leading to the formation of the New York Rock Salt Company. Further discoveries were made subsequently by the Empire Salt Company.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.1 square miles (127.1 km²), of which, 49.1 square miles (127.1 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

The west town line borders Genesee County and Wyoming County.

New York State Route 36 (north-south) intersects New York State Route 63 (east-west) at Greigsville. US Route 20 passes along the north town line.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,219 people, 1,181 households, and 881 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.6 people per square mile (25.3/km²). There were 1,231 housing units at an average density of 25.1/sq mi (9.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.42% White, 1.06% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.56% Asian, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

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