Conklin, New York
The area was first settled around 1788. The Town of Conklin was established in 1824 from the Town of Chenango by Nicholas Conklin (1782–1858). The town exchanged territories with adjacent towns before establishing its modern boundaries. In 1831, part of Conklin was used to form the Town of Windsor, but Conklin received territory from Windsor in 1851. Another part of Conklin was used in 1859 to form the Town of Kirkwood.
In June 2006, the town was devastated by a massive flood that isolated the center of the town and required hundreds of people to be airlifted to safety. The flood destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage.
The town suffered another flood in September 2011.
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- Jerome Anthony Watrous, writer, military officer, legislator.
The south town line is the border of Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania. The eastern town line is marked by the Susquehanna River. Snake Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna, was the site of early town settlement.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,940 people, 2,249 households, and 1,671 families residing in the town. The population density was 242.3 people per square mile (93.6/km²). There were 2,435 housing units at an average density of 99.3 per square mile (38.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.71% White, 0.84% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.
There were 2,249 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.06.That's not all: Wikipedia contains more information about Conklin, New York.