Western, New York

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Western is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 2,029 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Western is an interior town of Oneida County, north of Rome, New York.

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History

The town was first settled around 1789. The Town of Western was formed in 1797 from the Town of Steuben. In 1811, part of Western was used to form the newer Town of Lee.

Town of Western, today

There is an active senior citizens group that meets monthly for activities. The Western Town Library offers programs for children and adults, and the historical society provides lectures and events for the entire community. There are currently two churches in Westernville, the United Methodist Church on Main Street and the First Presybterian Church on Stokes-Westernville Road. North Western has one church, the United Methodist Church, located on Route 46.

The Town of Western has held the Heritage Days every year for the past 4 years. This year they will be held at the end of may versus the end of September.

This is the location of Gen. William Floyd's second home, and is also where he is buried. Every year, Dr. Russell Marriot, in current residence of this home, helps hold a town ceremony in Gen. William Floyd's honor. Veronica Murphy can be contacted if anyone would like historical information on Westernville.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.7 square miles (141.7 km²), of which, 51.4 square miles (133.0 km²) of it is land and 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²) of it (6.11%) is water.

Delta Lake, also called Delta reservoir, is mostly in the southwest part of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,029 people, 752 households, and 573 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.5 people per square mile (15.3/km²). There were 833 housing units at an average density of 16.2/sq mi (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.54% White, 0.20% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.59% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

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