Ilion, New York


Ilion, New York

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Herkimer
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area_total_sq_mi = 2.5
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 8610
population_density_km2 = 1342.3
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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Ilion is a village in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 8,610 at the 2000 census. Ilion is a name for the ancient city of Troy.

The Village of Ilion is at the north town line of the Town of German Flatts. The Erie Canal is north of the village.

History

The area where Ilion is was first settled by Palatine Germans under the Burnetsfield Patent around 1725. Settlers first established residencies along Steeles Creek, which flows through the current village into the Mohawk River. Many mills were set up along the creek. After the American Revolution, a small community was set up in the area named New London. This area of the village still has buildings which use the name London.

The community began to flourish starting around 1816 when Eliphalet Remington created his first gun, which would later grow into the Remington Arms company. The community was even further advanced with the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825.

In 1843 a post office was desired, so a name needed to be chosen. Remington rejected the use of his name as a name for the village, and it was eventually named Ilion. A popular, yet unverified rumor is that the application said "Illium", but due to a misspelling or bad penmanship was interpreted as "Ilion".

The Village of Ilion was incorporated in 1852.

chools

The Ilion Central School District is composed of three buildings: Remington Elementary, Barringer Road Elementary, and Ilion Jr/Sr High School. The athletic team's nickname is the Golden Bombers, the mascot is the Bomber Bear, and the school colors are gold and brown. For the 2005-2006 school year, total K-12 enrollment was 1673 students.

External links

* [http://www.ilionny.com/ The Village of Ilion, NY] dead link|url=http://www.ilionny.com|date=June 2008
* [http://www.ilioncsd.org/ The Ilion Central School District]
* [http://www.geocities.com/ilionny/alumni.index.html/ IHS Alumni]


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