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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

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Where is Hornell, New York, USA? 

Hornell is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States. The city is named after the Hornell family, early settlers.

The City of Hornell is surrounded by Town of Hornellsville. Hornell is about 55 miles south of Rochester and is near the western edge of Steuben County.

Hornell is nicknamed the "Maple City" after the large maple trees that once grew throughout the town and covered the surrounding hills of the Canisteo Valley.

What is now Hornell was first settled in 1790 under the name "Upper Canisteo" to distinguish it from the community of Canisteo, then known as "Lower Canisteo". The family of Benjamin Crosby were the first settlers in what is now Hornell. The area was incorporated as a town in 1820, as "Hornellsville." The name comes from early settler George Hornell Jr, who built the first gristmill here.Wikipedia


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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y.
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y.
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - Birds-Eye view, Hornellsville, N.Y.
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

Birds-Eye view, Hornellsville, N.Y.
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - High School and Court House, Hornell, New York
Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

High School and Court House, Hornell, New York

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News  1879 - The Hornell (N. Y.) Times records the marriage of a man in Le Roy to his sixth wife,
four of them being sisters, and the last one being the youngest. He says: "When you get into a good ...Read MORE...

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Snow Drifts Forty Feet High.
Hornellsville, N. Y., Feb. 9. - An unknown man is said to have...Read MORE...

News  1895 - FAST FREIGHT WRECKED - Three Men and Ten Valuable Horses Were Killed.
Hornellsville, N. Y., May 13 - A bad wreck took place on the western division of the Erie three...Read MORE...

1896 - The City of Hornellsville
When pioneer Benjamin Crosby and his immediate followers came into the Upper Canisteo country they...Read MORE...

News  1908 - Fatal Wreck on Erie.
The westbound Wells-Fargo express train on the Erie Railroad, crashed into an eastbound freight at...Read MORE...

News  1913 - Page House at Hornell burned Down Today
Hornell, Feb. 19. - The Hotel Page on Main Street was destroyed by fire today. The building was...Read MORE...

1916
Hornellsville, a city of Steuben co., N.Y., on the Canisteo River and on the Erie and the...Read MORE...

News  1948 - FOUR DIE IN HORNELL FIRE; Eight Are Hurt as Former Park Hotel, a Landmark, Burns
HORNELL, N.Y., April 17 (AP) - Four persons perished, eight were injured and a score were helped to ...Read MORE...


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flag  John Edward WHITTENHALL (10 October 1895, Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville) - , )
 

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