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History of Hornell, New York, USA

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Hornell, New York, USA

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.

The City of Hornell was chartered in 1888 as the "City of Hornellsville," (having been first organized as the "Village of Hornellsville" in 1852). The name was changed to Hornell in 1906.

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  • 1854 - Hornellsville
    Hornkllsville, a post-township of Steuben county, New York, on the New York and Erie railroad, 342 miles from New York city. The village is situated...Read MORE...


  • 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 family stick to it."


    St. Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 27, 1879

  • 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 miles west of here. Fast freight No. 92 was thrown in ...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 been frozen to death at Wellsville yesterday. A party ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hornellsville
    Hor'nellsville, a city of Steuben co., N.Y., on the Canisteo River, and on the Erie Railroad, 332 miles W.N.W. of New York, 91 miles E.S.E. of...Read MORE...


  • 1896 - The City of Hornellsville
    When pioneer Benjamin Crosby and his immediate followers came into the Upper Canisteo country they little thought the lands on which they settled...Read MORE...


  • Hornell, New York, USA
    Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y.
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  • Hornell, New York, USA
    Birds-Eye view, Hornellsville, N.Y.
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  • News 1908 - Fatal Wreck on Erie.
    The westbound Wells-Fargo express train on the Erie Railroad, crashed into an eastbound freight at Hornell. Two were killed and four were injured....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 owned by the Page estate. The loss to the building...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Hornellsville, a city of Steuben co., N.Y., on the Canisteo River and on the Erie and the Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Rs., 60 miles S. of...Read MORE...


  • Hornell, New York, USA
    High School and Court House, Hornell, New York
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  • 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 safety today when fire destroyed a three-story...Read MORE...




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Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y.
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Hornell, New York, USA
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Birds-Eye view, Hornellsville, N.Y.
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High School and Court House, Hornell, New York
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  • 1854 - Hornellsville
    Hornkllsville, a post-township of Steuben county, New York, on the New York and Erie railroad, 342 miles from New York city. The village is situated... Read MORE...

  • 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 family stick to it."

    St. Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 27, 1879
  • 1895 - Hornellsville
    Hor'nellsville, a city of Steuben co., N.Y., on the Canisteo River, and on the Erie Railroad, 332 miles W.N.W. of New York, 91 miles E.S.E. of... 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 been frozen to death at Wellsville yesterday. A party ... 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 miles west of here. Fast freight No. 92 was thrown in ... Read MORE...

  • 1896 - The City of Hornellsville
    When pioneer Benjamin Crosby and his immediate followers came into the Upper Canisteo country they little thought the lands on which they settled... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - Fatal Wreck on Erie.
    The westbound Wells-Fargo express train on the Erie Railroad, crashed into an eastbound freight at Hornell. Two were killed and four were injured.... 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 owned by the Page estate. The loss to the building... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hornellsville, a city of Steuben co., N.Y., on the Canisteo River and on the Erie and the Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Rs., 60 miles S. of... 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 safety today when fire destroyed a three-story... Read MORE...

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