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Hastings (T)

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Hastings is a town in Oswego County, New York in United States. The population was 8,803 according to the 2000 census and 9,091 at the 2005 census estimate. The town was named after Hastings Curtis, a prominent citizen. The town of Hastings is on the south border of the county. The first settlement occurred in the south tip of the town near Fort Brewerton around 1789. The region was originally called Breda. The town was formed in 1825 from the town of Constantia. The early industry was lumbering and manufacturing of wooden products. It has a total area of 119.2 square kilometers of which 118.5 square kilometers is land and 0.6 square kilometers is water.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.2 percent under the age of 18, 7.0 percent from 18 to 24, 32.2 percent from 25 to 44, 22.5 percent from 45 to 64 and 11.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males. There are various communities and locations in this town like Bardeen Corners which is a hamlet village. The Carley Mills is a hamlet to the east of Hastings village. Caughdenoy which is a hamlet was a center for catching and smoking eels for market.

This town is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. The history of the village is great from its earliest times and helps in gaining enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Recently the city has undergone some improvements in many areas and is on the path of steady growth. It became a popular destination for tourism with a centre of good work, administration and culture.

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