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Category: Chenango County

Afton, Chenango County, New York

Afton is situated on the south-east corner of the county and lies wholly within the original township of Clinton. It was formed from Bainbridge November 18, 1857, and derives its name from Afton Water, a small river in Ayrshire,...

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Banks of Sherburne, Chenango County, New York

The Sherburne National Bank was organized May 4, 1865, with a capital of $100,000, (all paid in) in shares of $100 each. The charter continues twenty years from its organization, and permits an increase of capital to any sum not...

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Biographies of Afton, Chenango County, New York

The first settlement in Afton was made in July, 1786, many more settlers soon followed.  More Early Settlers Atherton, Cornelius Betts, Peter Judge Buck, Daniel S. Church, Richard Easton, Oliver Hyde, Daniel Johnston, John...

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Business of Afton, Chenango County, New York

The grist and flouring-mill is located one-fourth mile north-west of the village, and is owned by Asa Pixley. The saw-mill is located about one-fourth mile up the river, on Kelsey Brook, about seventy rods above its mouth, and...

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Churches of Sherburne, Chenango County, New York

Religious services started shortly after the arrival of the settlers. First Congregational Church Christ’s Church Baptist Church Berean Society of Universalists The First Society of the M. E. Church in Sherburne Village...

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Early History Sherburne, Chenango County, New York

Sherburne was formed from Paris, Oneida county, March 5, 1795, and its name is said to have been suggested by a member of the Legislature, who affirmed that the early inhabitants were in the frequent habit of singing the tune of...

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