- Barton, New York
official_name = Barton, New York
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Tioga
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 154.7
area_land_km2 = 153.7
area_water_km2 = 0.9
area_total_sq_mi = 59.7
area_land_sq_mi = 59.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 9066
population_density_km2 = 59.0
population_density_sq_mi = 152.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 374
elevation_ft = 1227
latd = 42 |latm = 3 |lats = 4 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 30 |longs = 38 |longEW = W
The Town of Barton is in the southwest corner of the county and is southeast of Elmira, NY.
Sullivan Expeditionof 1779 passed through this region. The first settlers arrived around 1791.
The Town of Barton was established in 1824. The region was already settled in 1796 when John Shepard bought 1,000 acres (4 km²) by the current location of Waverly. The source of the town's name is uncertain.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.7 square miles (154.7 km²), of which, 59.4 square miles (153.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (0.62%) is water.
Part of the south town line is the
Susquehanna Riverand the remainder is the state line of Pennsylvania. The west town line is the border of Chemung County.
Southern Tier Expressway( New York State Route 17) passes across the town next to the Susquehanna River. New York State Route 17Calso follows the river, but on the north side. New York State Route 34is a north-south highway that intersects NY-17C at Waverly.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,066 people, 3,568 households, and 2,383 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 152.7 people per square mile (59.0/km²). There were 3,927 housing units at an average density of 66.2/sq mi (25.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.10% White, 0.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.
There were 3,568 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,530, and the median income for a family was $39,650. Males had a median income of $30,828 versus $23,351 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $15,498. About 7.8% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Barton
*Barton -- The hamlet of Barton in the southeast part of the town is located on the north side of the Susquehanna River and NY-17C. The community has been referred to as "Barton City."
*East Waverly -- A hamlet on the east side of Waverly.
*Ellistown - A hamlet on NY-17C east of Waverly on the north side of the Susquehanna River.
*Glencairn -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on County Road 9.
*Halsey Valley -- A hamlet on the town line in the northeast part of the town.
*Lockwood -- A hamlet by the west town line on NY-34. It was formerly called "Bingham's Mills" from the names of early settlers. The present name is after
Belva Ann Lockwood, a prominent suffragist.
*Lockwood Run -- A stream at the west town line that flows through Waverly.
*North Barton -- A hamlet centrally located in the north part of the town.
*North Waverly -- A community adjacent to the north side of Waverly on NY-34.
*Reniff -- A hamlet by the west town line on NY-34 north of Lockwood.
*Waverly -- The Village of Waverly is in the southwest corner of the town on the border of Pennsylvania. It is north of Sayre, Pennsylvania.
*Waverly Reservoir -- A
reservoiron the west town line northwest of Waverly.
* [http://www.tiogacountyny.com/towns_villages/barton.php Town of Barton]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/barton-ny.htm Barton history]
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