Rushville, New York

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Rushville is a village in Ontario and Yates Counties in the U.S. state of New York. The population was 621 at the 2000 census.

Most of the Village of Rushville is within the Town of Potter in Yates County and a small part is in the Town of Gorham in Ontario County.

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History

Elisha Gilbert was the first settler in Rushville. Rushville was originally called Federal Hollow. The town was called this because many of Rushville's first settlers were from Massachusetts and favored the Federalist political party. The Village changed the name after the turn of the century when the Jeffersonian party grew more popular, and Rushville was renamed after Dr. Benjamin Rush of Revolutionary fame. Rushville is said to be the first place in America to be named for Jefferson's good friend.

Famous past residents

Geography

Rushville is located at 42°45′40″N 77°13′34″W / 42.76111°N 77.22611°W / 42.76111; -77.22611 (42.761136, -77.226177)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Rushville is in the Finger Lakes District of New York and lies between Canandaigua Lake and Seneca Lake. The West River flows southwest through the village.

Marcus Whitman Middle/High School is located just outside of Rushville.

New York State Route 245 and New York State Route 247, pass, partly conjoined, through the Village of Rushville.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 621 people, 224 households, and 155 families residing in the village. The population density was 973.6 people per square mile (374.6/km²). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 370.0/sq mi (142.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.97% White, 1.61% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

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