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Coventry, New York, USA - West Main St.

The first settlement occurred around 1785 near the current Coventry village. Coventry was formed from the town of Greene in 1806. In 1843, the area of the town was increased from parts of Greene and the town of Oxford.

Due to poor soil conditions, dairy herding was prominent from the pioneer days, leading to five butter and cheese factories in the town at one time in the past.

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Kelley & Son's Store
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1869 - Coventry
Coventry was formed from Greene, February 7, 1806. Parts of Oxford and Greene were annexed in 1843. It is situated on the south line of the County, near the center. The highest summits are about 800 feet above the valleys. It occupies the dividing ridge between the Chenango and the Susquehanna River, the streams upon the east half flowing into the latter stream and those upon the west flowing into the former. The slopes of the hills are usually gradual and suitable for cultivation to their summits. The principal streams are Harper’s and Kelsey’s Creeks, both flowing into the Susquehanna. The soil is a sandy and gravelly loam, for the most part, occasionally interspersed with spots of red loam. The town is an excellent grazing region but not so good for tillage.

Coventry, (p. v.) situated a little north-west of the center of the town, contains three churches, viz., Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist; a hotel, one district school and a select school, two wagon shops, a blacksmith... Read MORE...

1895 - Coventry
Coventry, a post-village of Chenango co., N.Y., in Coventry township, 28 miles N.E. of Binghamton. It has 2 churches. The township has 4 churches, many rich dairy farms, and much beautiful hill-scenery. Pop. of the township, 1349. Coventry Station, on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, is 12 miles S. of Norwich.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Coventry:
Coventry Farmers' Market:

Start your visit with a stroll through the Coventry Farmers' Market, where you can explore local produce, crafts, and delicious treats.

Bowman Lake State Park:

Embrace the outdoors at Bowman Lake State Park. Enjoy activities like hiking, fishing, and picnicking while taking in the scenic beauty of the area.

Coventryville Congregational Church:

Visit the Coventryville Congregational Church, a historic site dating back to the 19th century. Admire the architecture and learn about the local history.

Gilbert Lake State Park:

A short drive away, Gilbert Lake State Park offers hiking trails, a beach, and opportunities for boating. It's a great spot for a day of family fun.

Coventry Museum:

Explore the Coventry Museum to delve deeper into the town's history. Discover artifacts and exhibits that showcase Coventry's past.

Catskill Scenic Trail:

If you enjoy biking or hiking, head to the Catskill Scenic Trail. This former rail trail... Read MORE...

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