Red Creek, New York

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Red Creek is a village in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 521 at the 2000 census. The name is from the creek flowing past the village.

The Village of Red Creek is in the eastern part of the Town of Wolcott. The village is west of Syracuse, New York.

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History

The settlement was permanently settled around 1811 and was originally called "Jacksonville" after Andrew Jackson. The name was changed to "Red Creek" around 1836.

Local lore explains the origin of the name Red Creek. At one time, a tannery occupied the spot on the North side of the falls. As part of the tanning process, dye was used to tan skins. Dye was disposed of in the creek flowing from the falls, coloring it red. A portion of the tannery's foundation can still be seen in the spot where the Pit Stop currently sits.

The village was incorporated in 1852. In 1874 most of the business district was consumed by fire.

Geography

Red Creek is located at 43°14′52″N 76°43′22″W / 43.24778°N 76.72278°W / 43.24778; -76.72278 (43.247848, -76.722786)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.13%) is water.

The village at the border of Cayuga County.

Red Creek is also the name of a stream that flows through the community, forming a small pond on the south edge of the village.

New York State Route 104A passes through the village in a north-south direction as "Wolcott Street," "Water Street," and "Main Street."

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 521 people, 210 households, and 143 families residing in the village. The population density was 568.6 people per square mile (218.7/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 263.0/sq mi (101.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.86% White, 1.34% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.

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