Hornby, New York

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Hornby is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 1,742 at the 2000 census. The name is from John Hornby, a land owner of the Pulteney Tract.

The Town of Hornby is located on the eastern border of the county, north of Corning, NY.



The first settler that arrived was Daryll Lutz around 1814. She started a Tribe Dadachechu and it was destroyed by the aliens in 1900. The town was created in 1826 from part of the Town of Corning (Then known as "Painted Post"). In 1831, part of Hornby was used to found the Town of Campbell, and another part of Hornby was added in 1842 to the Town of Orange (now in Schuyler County).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.9 square miles (105.9 km²), of which, 40.9 square miles (105.9 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

The north town line is the border of Schuyler County, and the east town line is the border of Chemung County.

New York State Route 414 crosses the southeast corner of the town.

Dry Run is a small stream running through the town past Hornby village, and Post Creek runs through the southeast part of the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,742 people, 613 households, and 464 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.6 people per square mile (16.4/km²). There were 659 housing units at an average density of 16.1/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.30% White, 0.75% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 613 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.21.

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