The images and pictures within this page present facts related to Freedom, New York. Freedom is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 2,405 at the 2010 census.
The Town of Freedom is in the northeast corner of the Cattaraugus County.
The first settlers arrived in December 1811. Modern historians have found no specific reason why the town was named Freedom.
The Town of Freedom was founded in 1820, composed of land from the "Town of Ischua" (now the Town of Franklinville). Part of Freedom became the Town of Yorkshire in 1844.
The Salem Welsh Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.64%) is water.
The north town line is the border of Wyoming County and the east town line is the border of Allegany County.
New York State Route 98 is a major north-south highway through the town, and New York State Route 243 begins at the southeast town line.
Adjacent towns and areas
To the east is the Town of Centerville in Allegany County, and to the west are the Towns of Yorkshire and Machias. The north town line is formed with the Town of Arcade in Wyoming County. The Town of Farmersville is on the south.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,493 people, 871 households, and 680 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.8 people per square mile (23.9/km²). There were 1,033 housing units at an average density of 25.6 per square mile (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.88% White, 0.16% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.
There were 871 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.
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Arcade (village), New York (8.51 km) Arcade is a village in Wyoming County, New York. The population was 2,071 at the 2010 census. The Village of Arcade in located in the southwest part of the Town of Arcade. The village is the location of the principal station of the Arcade and Attica Railroad and is located at the junction of NYS 39 and NYS 98. A branch of Genesee Community College is located in Arcade. The Prestolite Electric Leece-Neville division at 400 Main Street in the former Motorola plant serves as a primary employer in the village. Other large employers include: Tops Friendly Markets and Koike Aronson.
Farmersville, New York (8.52 km) Farmersville is a town located in the eastern border of Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,090 at the 2010 census. History The area was first settled around 1805, but no permanent settlement was made until around 1817. Farmersville became a town in 1821 from form part of the "Town of Ischua" (now the Town of Franklinville). The town gained notoriety because of the Farmersville Garbage Scandal during the 2000 New York State senatorial race between Rudy Giuliani (who later dropped out in favor of Rick Lazio) and Hillary Clinton.
Delevan, New York (9.8 km) Delevan is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,089 at the 2000 census. The Village of Delevan lies inside the Town of Yorkshire History The first lot was cleared around 1821. The name of the area was changed from Yorkshire Center to Delevan in 1892. The Village of Delevan was incorporated in 1915. Geography Delevan is located at (42.4896, -78.4798). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land. New York State Route 16 passes through the village.
Yorkshire (town), New York (10.29 km)Yorkshire is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 3,913 at the 2010 census. The Town of Yorkshire is located on the northern edge and the northeast quadrant of the county. History The town was first settled around 1810. The Town of Yorkshire was formed in 1820 from the "Town of Ischua" (now Town of Franklinville). In 1827, the south part of the town was taken to form the Town of Machias. Western historian and notable U.S. Army Engineer, Hiram M. Chittenden was born in Yorkshire on October 25, 1858.
Yorkshire (CDP), New York (10.6 km) Yorkshire is a census-designated place (CDP) in the northeastern corner of the town of Yorkshire in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,180 at the 2010 census. Geography Yorkshire is located at (42.522493, -78.475295). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²) of it is land and 0.54% is water. Yorkshire is on the south bank of the Cattaraugus Creek and at the intersection of State Routes 16 and 39. County Roads 54 and 72 also lead into the community.
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