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Horseheads (T)

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Horseheads is a town in Chemung county, New York in United States. The town is located to the north of the city of Elmira, upon which it borders. There is also a village named Horseheads in the town. According to the United States census bureau, the town has a total area of 93.0 square kilometers of which 92.9 square kilometers is land and 0.1 square kilometers is water. The population was 19,561 at the 2000 census and 19,306 according to 2005 census estimate. In the town the population was spread out with 23.4 percent under the age of 18, 6.7 percent from 18 to 24, 26.9 percent from 25 to 44, 23.2 percent from 45 to 64 and 19.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years.

The Sullivan expedition of 1779 killed weak pack animals on the return southward, leaving the bleached bones, including skulls, for other visitors to find. Around 1787, the first settlers arrived, making the town one of the first in the county to be populated. The town was formed from the towns of Elmira and Chemung in 1835. Fairport which is the current village of Horseheads, set itself off from the town by becoming an incorporated village in 1837. The former Chemung Canal passed through the town. Newtown Creek, a tributary of the Chemung river flows southward along the eastern boundary of the town.

The town is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York and it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The town has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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