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Clarkson (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into upstate and downstate. Clarkson is a town in Monroe County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 6,072 at the 2000 census. The town is named after General Matthew Clarkson. The town of Clarkson is on the west border of the county and is west of the city of Rochester.

General Matthew Clarkson was an extensive landowner in this locality, who gave 100 acres to the town. It was formed from the town of Murray, on 2 April 1819. Clarkson was reduced to form the towns of union in 1852. It has been claimed that Moddy Freeman was the first settler in Clarkson. James Sayres purchased at Clarkson Corners in 1804 and was the first settler on the Ridge road. Eli Blodgett also settled here in 1804, and there were many others prior to 1809.
The first and about the only newspaper published in Clarkson was the Jeffersonian, in 1835, which continued for only a year. The first sawmill was erected previous to 1811, by James Sayres, and stood a half-mile east of the corners. Several distilleries were among the early industries along the Ridge road. A post-office was established in 1816, Dr. Baldwin being the first postmaster.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 86.1 square kilometers, out of which 86.0 square kilometers of it is covered by land and 0.03 percent is covered by water. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,072 people, 2,034 households, and 1,582 families residing in the town.
The population density of the town was 70.6 per square kilometers. There were 2,090 housing units at an average density of 24.3 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 93.92 percent white, 2.03 percent African American, 0.25 percent Native American, 0.64 percent Asian, 0.05 percent Pacific Islander, 1.40 percent from other races, and 1.71 percent from two or more races.
Clarkson, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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