Barton, New York

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Barton is a town in southwestern Tioga County, New York, USA. The population was 9,066 at the 2000 census.[1] It is southeast of Elmira.



The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through this region. The first settlers arrived around 1791.

The Town of Barton was established in 1824. The region was already settled in 1796 when John Shepard bought 1,000 acres (4 km²) by the current location of Waverly. It is reported that the town was named after Belva Lockwood of Royalton NY (near Lockport), one of the first female lawyers in the country, the first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court and the first woman to be on an official ballot running for president of the uS in 1884 and 1888.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.7 square miles (154.7 km²), of which, 59.4 square miles (153.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (0.62%) is water.

Part of the south town line is the Susquehanna River and the remainder is the state line of Pennsylvania. The west town line is the border of Chemung County.

The Southern Tier Expressway (New York State Route 17) passes across the town next to the Susquehanna River. New York State Route 17C also follows the river, but on the north side. New York State Route 34 is a north-south highway that intersects NY-17C at Waverly.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,066 people, 3,568 households, and 2,383 families residing in the town. The population density was 152.7 people per square mile (59.0/km²). There were 3,927 housing units at an average density of 66.2/sq mi (25.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.10% White, 0.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

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