Limestone, New York

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Limestone is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 411 at the 2000 census.

The former Village of Limestone lies in the south part of the Town of Carrollton and is six miles north of the city of Bradford, Pennsylvania. The name is said to derive from the rapid deterioration of some excavated skeletons, which quickly became white dust upon exposure to air.



The Village of Limestone was incorporated in 1877. The village's incorporation was dissolved following the successful passage of a referendum on September 28, 2009; the dissolution took effect January 1, 2011.[1]

The Limestone Central School District (mascot: the Tigers) was headquartered in the village until 1995, when it merged with Allegany Central School to form the current Allegany-Limestone Central School. The school building remained open as an elementary school until 2010, by which point attendance at the building had dropped to 67 students, well below what would have been needed to support it.[2]


Limestone is located at 42°1′34″N 78°37′59″W / 42.02611°N 78.63306°W / 42.02611; -78.63306 (42.026029, -78.632983)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.61% is water.

The village is immediately north of the state line of Pennsylvania. Limestone is located on US Route 219, and is on the east side of the Allegany State Park. Nichols Run flows through the south part of the village.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 411 people, 170 households, and 109 families residing in the village. The population density was 252.3 people per square mile (97.4/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 115.4/sq mi (44.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.08% White, 0.24% African American, 1.22% Native American, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

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