Richburg, New York

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Richburg is a village in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 448 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Richburg is partly within the boundaries of the Towns of Wirt and Bolivar. The community is east of Olean, New York.

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History

Richburg was incorporated in 1881.

Geography

Richburg is located at 42°5′14″N 78°9′22″W / 42.08722°N 78.15611°W / 42.08722; -78.15611 (42.087226, -78.156080)[1].

The Little Genesee Creek flows through the village, which is located at the junction of New York State Route 275 and County Road 40.

Richburg was served (1881–1890 and c.1906-1946) by the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad (PS&N) and predecessors, and (1881–1885) by the Bradford, Eldred & Cuba Railroad System (BE&C) The early PS&N predecessors and the BE&C were 36" narrow-gauge railroads while the PS&N was a standard-gauge railroad. The Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad embargoed operation through Richburg in 1946 and was abandoned by order of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1946 to further promote highway motor truck transportation.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 448 people, 161 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 484.5 people per square mile (188.0/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 206.6/sq mi (80.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.88% White, 0.45% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races. There are no Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

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