Latitude: 42.1189

Longitude: -79.2003

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Falconer, New York

The images and aerial photographs within this page present material related to Falconer, New York. Falconer is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 2,420 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Falconer is within the Town of Ellicott. Falconer is on the eastern edge of the City of Jamestown, New York.


The town was originally called Worksburg, after Edward Work, who purchased the land from the Holland Land Company in August, 1807. The first Falconer to own the land was Robert Falconer, who bought it from Edward Work in 1836. His son, Patrick, later consolidated his land holdings in the future Falconer, New York. The village was later named after William T. Falconer (1850–1915), or his father, Patrick. The town's name was changed to Falconer in 1874. Patrick Falconer, who was on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny & Pittsburg Railroad, donated a large tract of the land through town to the railroad concern. This resulted in the railroad line being routed through the middle of town.[1].

The Village of Falconer was incorporated in 1891.

John Cheever selected the village as the location for the fictional Falconer State Prison in his novel Falconer.

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Falconer is located at (42.118908, -79.200207).

The Chadakoin River flows from Jamestown and passes through the village, meeting with Conewango Creek at Levant.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,540 people, 1,109 households, and 699 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,346 people per square mile (1454.5/km²). There were 1,216 housing units at an average density of 2,346.7 per square mile (906.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,109 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.9 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

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Ellicott, New York (3.51 km)

Ellicott is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 8,714 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Joseph Ellicott, an agent of the Holland Land Company. The Town of Ellicott is centrally located in the county, lies on the eastern edge of Chautauqua Lake and surrounds the City of Jamestown on the east, north and west. History The first settlers arrived around 1806. The Town of Ellicott was established in 1812 from the Town of Pomfret and was one of the first three towns in the county.

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WIHR-LP (4.48 km)

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Celoron, New York (6.83 km)

Celoron is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. It sits on the west boundary of the City of Jamestown, New York and is surrounded by the Town of Ellicott. The population was 1,112 at the 2010 census. History The village of Celoron was incorporated in 1896. Beginning in 1898, it was the home of the Acme Giants baseball team. The name of the village comes from that of the French officer and explorer of Ohio – Pierre Joseph Céloron de Blainville. Geography Celoron is located at (42.106778, -79.281414).

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