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Grand Island (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Grand Island is a town and an island in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 18,621. The current town name derives from the French explorers' name Grande Isle, which has the same meaning as the native term Gah-We-Not.
The Town of Grand Island is located at the northwestern corner of the county. The town is northwest of Buffalo, New York. New York State Route 324 crosses the island. In the early historical period of the island, the 16th Century, French explorers found the Neutral indians living on the island. By 1651 the Senecas had destroyed this tribe and absorbed some of the survivors. The Seneca used the island for hunting and fishing. After the French and Indian War the island became part of the British colonies in North America. The town is located entirely on the island of Grand Island in the Niagara River. The river splits into two parts at the south end of the island and rejoins at the northwest end, before flowing west to the Niagara Falls. The town lies adjacent to the international border between Ontario in Canada and the United States. The two sets of bridges are connected by Interstate 190, a branch of the New York State Thruway Interstate 90.

Communities and locations in Grand Island are Falconwood which is a hamlet on the southeast shore of the town. Fantasy Island is an amusement park adjacent to Interstate 190, Ferry Village which is a hamlet on the border of Beaver Island State Park, Oakfield whish is a location north of Beaver Island State Park, Sheenwater which is a location on the west shore of the island, Grandyle Village is a small neighborhood located of the Beaver Island parkway and  Sandy Beach  which is a hamlet in the northeast shore of the island. Grand Island is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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