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Conklin (T)

Conklin is a town in Broome County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 5,940 as of the 2000 census. The town of Conklin is on the south border of the county, southeast of Binghamton, New York.
The area was first settled around 1788. Nicholas Conklin established the town of Conklin in 1824 from the town of Chenango. The town exchanged territories with adjacent towns before establishing its modern boundaries. In 1831, part of Conklin was used to form the Town of Windsor, but Conklin received territory from Windsor in 1851. Another part of Conklin was used in 1859 to form the town of Kirkwood. Alpheus Corby, a Conklin resident, built a castle-like structure as his home in 1900. The building is the current community center of the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 64.6 square kilometers, out of which 63.5 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 1.1 square kilometers is covered by water. The south town line is the border of Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania. The eastern town line is marked by the Susquehanna River. Snake Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna, was the site of early town settlement.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,940 people, 2,249 households, and 1,671 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.6 per square kilometers. There were 2,435 housing units at an average density of 38.4 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 97.71 percent white, 0.84 percent African American, 0.13 percent Native American, 0.22 percent Asian, 0.29 percent from other races, and 0.81 percent from two or more races.
Communities and locations in Conklin include Corbettsville a hamlet on NY-7 in the south part of the town, Conklin the hamlet of Conklin by the Susquehanna River on NY-7. Conklin Forks a hamlet in the western part of the town at the junction of County Roads 8 and 141.  Conklin Station a hamlet north of Corbettsville on NY-7. It was previously called Milburn. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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