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Corning (T)

Corning, New York is the name of two places in Steuben County, New York, although it most frequently means the city of Corning. Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population of the town was 10,842 at the 2000 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany, New York financier and railroad executive. The city of Corning is at the western edge of the town of Corning and in the southeast part of Steuben County.
It is also home to the Corning Museum of Glass, which houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of glass objects from antiquity to the present. The museum houses The Rakow Library, one of the world's major glass research centers. The city's other major cultural attraction is the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. It contains an important collection of Western American painting and sculpture assembled over the past 40 years by Robert F. and Hertha Rockwell.
The city has been cited several times by the American Style magazine as one of the top arts destinations in the U.S. most recently in June 2005. Since 1979, Corning Country Club has annually hosted The Corning Classic, a stop on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. The city has commercial air service available at Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in the nearby city of Elmira.
The first settlement in the town was made near the site of the future city in 1796. The community was set apart from the town of Corning as a village in the 1848. Corning was incorporated as a city in 1890. As the glass industry developed, Corning became known as the Crystal City.
Most local officials of the town are Republicans. The Corning area typically votes Republican, though some outsiders have deemed its constituents moderate Republicans. Amo Houghton, the area's long-serving U.S. Congressman, was a moderate Republican.
Corning has eight public elementary schools, two public middle schools, two public high schools and Corning Community College. Middle schools include Corning Free Academy and Northside Blodgett. Elementary schools include Kent Phillips, Hugh Gregg, Winfield Street, William Severn, Calvin U. Smith, Lindley-Presho, Erwin Valley, and Frederick Carder School.
Corning 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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