Latitude: 42.0844

Longitude: -76.0533

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Vestal, New York

The selectable images and aerial photographs within this page present information about Vestal, New York. Vestal is a town within Broome County in the Southern Tier of New York, and lies between the Susquehanna River and the Pennsylvania border. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,043.

Vestal is on the south border of the county and is west and southwest of Binghamton.

Vestal is home to Binghamton University which draws visitors to the town through its entertainment and sporting events. The university adds thousands of students to the town and employs more than 3,000 faculty and staff.


The first European settlers arrived in Vestal at around 1785.

The central area of Vestal, near Route 26 at Choconut Creek, was the site of an indigenous village of the Ochugnut tribe of the Tuscaroras. During the American Revolution, a squad of soldiers from the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, under the command of Lt. William McKendry [1] were sent to exterminate the indigenous people. During the summer of 1779, the squad eliminated at least two villages, including one situated in what is now nearby downtown Binghamton (the Chenango, at the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna rivers), and the Ochugnut (Choconut) at the site of Choconut Creek near present-day Vestal Senior High School. Reasons for the attack include the Iroquois alliance with Great Britain during the American Revolution. However, some evidence indicates that at least some of the indigenous people were actually Tuscarora - descendants of the Cherokee who fled from North Carolina after wars in 1711 and the War of 1763. This community was actually sympathetic to the American cause, siding against the rest of the Iroquois confederation. See Sullivan Expedition or external links for more information on the role of Upstate New York in this conflict. [2] [3]

Following the war, several European families settled in the area near the Town of Union.

The Town of Vestal was formed from the southern half of the Town of Union in 1823.

The history of the town is closely related to its neighbors, Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City. During the 20th century, Vestal served as a residential suburb to emerging industries in its area, such as Endicott Johnson Corporation, IBM, and Lockheed Martin.

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National Register of Historic Places listings in Broome County, New York (0.59 km)

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Broome County, New York, taken from the National Register of Historic Places for Broome County. This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Broome County, New York. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map.

WENE (1.83 km)

For the American bowler, see Sylvia Wene WENE (1430 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Endicott, New York, USA, the station serves the Binghamton market. During its Top 40/Rock heyday, from the early Sixties through 1975, the station was home to many nationally famous talent such as Johnny Donovan, Greaseman, Bob Savage, Dave "Roe" Mason, Charlie Burger and Fred "Bumper Morgan" Merrin. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications (As CC Licenses) and features programing from Premiere Radio Networks, Dial Global and Fox Sports Radio.

Endicott, New York (2.07 km)

Endicott is a village in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 13,392 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village is named after Henry B. Endicott, a founding member of the Endicott Johnson Corporation shoe manufacturing company, who founded the community as the "'Home of the Square Deal'". The Village of Endicott is in the Town of Union and is west of Binghamton, New York. The town is served by the Greater Binghamton Airport/Edwin A Link Field. It is part of the "Triple Cities", along with Binghamton and Johnson City.

Tri-Cities Airport (New York) (3.62 km)

Tri-Cities Airport is a village-owned, public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Endicott, a village in Broome County, New York, United States. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is classified as a general aviation airport. Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned CZG by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.

Endwell, New York (4.08 km)

Endwell is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Union in Broome County, New York, United States. Its population was 11,446 at the 2010 census. Endwell is adjacent to the Village of Endicott and the Village of Johnson City. It is west of Binghamton and is considered a suburb of that city. Endwell is the home of a popular local park, Highland Park, well known in the area for its annual Fourth of July fireworks display as well as its classic carousel. Endwell is also home to two well known local golf courses, Endwell Greens and the Binghamton Country Club.

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