Sinclairville, New York

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Sinclairville is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 665 at the 2000 census. The village is named after Samuel Sinclear, its founder.

The Village of Sinclairville is north of Jamestown, New York and is at the border of the Towns of Charlotte and Gerry.



The village was founded in 1809 by Major Samuel Sinclear as "Sinclearville." The Village of Sinclairville was incorporated in 1887. Sinclairville calls itself "The Heart of Chautauqua County".

Sinclairville was the birthplace of New Deal theoretician Rexford Tugwell (1891–1979), and of Charles W. Dorsett (1850–1936), Swedenborgian and Prohibition Party leader, whose wife, Martha Angle Dorsett (1851–1918) was the first woman attorney in Minnesota.


Sinclairville is located at 42°15′44″N 79°15′43″W / 42.26222°N 79.26194°W / 42.26222; -79.26194 (42.262227, -79.261975)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²).4.2 km² (1.6 sq mi) of it is land, while only a small area is covered by water.

Mill Creek runs through the town.

The village is at the intersection of County Roads 64, 66, and 77.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 665 people, 268 households, and 173 families residing in the village. The population density was 412.1 people per square mile (159.5/km²). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 180.9/sq mi (70.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.74% White, 0.15% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

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