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Chemung County, New York

US county information
NameChemung County
StateNew York
US Area
Total Area411 sq mi (1064.5 km2)
Land Area408 sq mi (1056.7 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population88830 (2010)
Density84/km2 (217.6/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 29, 1836

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Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Chemung County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,830. Its name is derived from the name of a Delaware Indian village (meaning "big horn"). Its county seat is Elmira. Many signs posted along roads in Chemung County refer to the area as "Mark Twain Country" because of the many years the author lived and wrote in Elmira.

Chemung County New York Video

Wonderful postcard and photographic views of Elmira, New York in beautiful Chemung County by Diane Janowski. Vintage images date from the 1850s to the 1940s. Travel back in time with's series of postcard and photographic books. More than 140 black and white images including views of Elmira - streets, buildings, post office, factories, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira City Hall, Chemung County Courthouse, the Chemung Canal, the Armory, Arnot-Odgen Hospital, Star-Gazette, Rathbun Hotel, clock tower, Chemung River, Wisner Park, American LaFrance, Arnot Art Museum, St. Joseph's hospital, Elmira College, Eldridge Park, Rorick's Glen, Arnot Mill on Newtown Creek, Quarry Farm, Lake Street bridge, Main Street bridge, Arnot Gas Works, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western depot, Lehigh Valley depot, Mozart Theater, Gleason's Water Cure, Brand Park, Grove Park, Philo Poultry Institute, Elmira Heights, the State Line Hotel, and Elmira Heights. http
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More great vintage photos and postcards from! http
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May 27, 2010 The city of Elmira eliminated these ring-bill gulls eggs and babies on this island in the middle of the Chemung River in downtown Elmira because of the complaint of ONE businessman. Every year these gulls mate, make nests, and raise their families on this island from April to early July. It is the southernmost colony of this type of gull in the Northeast. One businessman did not know how to use soap and water and this is what happened. If you see something that isn't right. SPEAK UP. Look what happened in Elmira.
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Another variant on Giants: Golem, the intentionally created "automaton" that protects Jews - As well the unfolding enigma that is believing in Giants whatsoever. The burden they become and how T. Apoleon Cheney left western New York in hopes of finding Giants elsewhere. The end of Chapter 9 from Brad Lockwood's "On Giants: Mounds, Monsters, Myth & Man - or, Why We Want To Be Small" - the audio/videobook with footnotes.
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NYSAC President and Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli discusses county priorities for the coming year.
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Some old photos and postcards of trains in Elmira, New York - Chemung County with music by Elmira's own George Bailey Orchestra "The Wreck of the Old '97" http
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Emma Latier had a heck of good time in 1902. She was a young married woman from Wayne, New York who came to Elmira, New York with her husband Floyd. They took advantage of the high life in the "big city." Elmira was a grand place in 1902 with a population was 35000 and rising. Upscale shops, opera and theatre, fun activities at Eldridge Park and Rorick's Glen, and fine restaurants kept Emma busy. Harper's New York & Erie Railroad Guide gave Elmira the nickname "Queen City of the Southern Tier." http
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A day in a life at the Chemung County SPCA. If you have a interesting job that would like to be featured, or know someone who does, email
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There are many educational programs provided by the Chemung Valley Historical Society. This video is an introduction to those programs. This video is part of an interactive series on Youtube about the Chemung Valley Historical Society.
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Dighton Admiral Lane Jr., 83 June 30, 2011 - Towanda Daily Review Tweet this news
Towanda Daily Review--Dighton was born April 29, 1928 in Erin, -Chemung County-, -NY- the son of the late Dighton Admiral Lane Sr. and Mary L. Ransom Lane. He was employed by Gleason's Casting Foundry in Rochester, NY for over 30 years until his reti - Date : Fri, 01 Jul 2011 08:08:08 GMT+00:00
Counties aim to stop distracted driving - YNN Tweet this news
YNN--ELMIRA, -NY- -- "If there's one commonality to the crashes we've been having recently, it's distraction." That's why the Transportation Safety Boards from -Chemung- and Steuben counties announced a new campaign W - Date : Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:10:23 GMT+00:00
School chiefs' salaries hold steady in NY - Elmira Star-Gazette Tweet this news
Elmira Star-Gazette--All -Chemung County- superintendents will see a raise. Elmira Heights' Mary Beth Fiore is getting a 5.6 percent bump in the upcoming school year, to $149615, the highest in the county. In neighboring Tioga County, the incoming Wa - Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 02:16:18 GMT+00:00
Funeral set for NY deputy killed in on-duty crash - Wall Street Journal Tweet this news
Wall Street Journal--Police from across -New York- state were among the hundreds of people who turned out at an Elmira funeral home Wednesday for Jeffrey Alexander's wake. His funeral is being held late Thursday morning at an Elmira church. The 26-ye - Date : Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:29:15 GMT+00:00
Fate of Brookside Mobile Home Park undecided - YNN Tweet this news
YNN--In April, the Town Code Enforcement and the -Chemung County- Sheriff's Office found nearly 400 code violations in the park. Gary Cohn, the owner of the park, along with his property manger, claim the inspection was handled incorrectly by the She - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 10:31:35 GMT+00:00
NY sheriff's deputy killed in on-duty crash - Seattle Post Intelligencer Tweet this news
Seattle Post Intelligencer--ASHLAND, -NY- (AP) — Authorities say an on-duty sheriff's deputy and a 77-year-old man have been killed in a collision on an upstate -New York- road near the Pennsylvania border. The -Chemung County- Sheriff's - Date : Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:59:35 GMT+00:00
Public Hearing Scheduled For Horseheads Connector Road Project - WETM-TV Tweet this news
WETM-TV--Design plans for the project have been developed by the -Chemung County- Department of Public Works ( DPW ) after coordination with Federal, State and local agencies. County DPW representatives, the County's project's Consultant Enginee - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:03:00 GMT+00:00
Driver pleads guilty in fatal crash - Ithaca Journal Tweet this news
Ithaca Journal--The Elmira man charged in the alcohol-related car crash last year that killed a 22-year-old Painted Past woman pleaded guilty Monday in -Chemung County- Court and is scheduled to be sentenced in August. Joseph Upham, 24, admitted to the en - Date : Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:20:52 GMT+00:00
Chemung County Transit Gets $500000 - WETM-TV Tweet this news
WETM-TV--Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their efforts to improve quality and efficiency in -New York- 's transit systems. “Safe, reliable and efficient transportation is critical to the economic future of -Chemung County- ,” Schumer said. - Date : Wed, 29 Jun 2011 13:45:34 GMT+00:00
Tax Cap Signed, but There May Be Hidden Issues - WENY-TV Tweet this news
WENY-TV--The 2 % tax cap means -New York- property owners can count on a limit to how fast their taxes can go up. -Chemung County- executive Tom Santuilli says that it handcuffs communities across -New York-. -New York- property owners pay almost twice as - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:28:13 GMT+00:00

Chemung County Executives>
Chemung County Executives
Major highways :
Name Party Term
John H. Hazlett Republican January 1, 1974 �
Morris E. Blostein Republican 1975 � 1979
Stanley Benjamin Republican 1979 � 1983
Robert G. Densberger Republican 1983 � 1991
G. Thomas Tranter, Jr. Republican 1991 � 2000
Thomas J. Santulli Republican 2000 �

Municipalities and communities of Chemung County, New York

County seat: Elmira
VillagesElmira Heights * Horseheads * Millport * Van Etten * Wellsburg
TownsAshland * Baldwin * Big Flats * Catlin * Chemung * Elmira * Erin * Horseheads * Southport * Van Etten * Veteran
CDPsBig Flats * Southport * West Elmira

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