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Lyons (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. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Lyons is a town in Wayne County, New York, USA. The population was 5,831 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Lyons, France. The Town of Lyons is in the south-central part of the county and contains a village also called Lyons. The village is located on the Erie Canal, and is the county seat of Wayne County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.4 square kilometers. 97.1 square kilometers of it is land and 0.3 square kilometers of it is water.
The area was part of the Pulteney Estate. Settlement began around 1789. The region was originally known as the Forks. The Town of Lyons was formed from the Town of Sodus in 1811. The Erie Canal was completed as far as Lyons by 1821. In 1825, the size of the town was reduced upon the formation of the Town of Arcadia. H.G. Hotchkiss moved his Hotchkiss Essential Oil Company to Lyons in 1841, where is became an important business in the local economy.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.4 percent under the age of 18, 7.8 percent from 18 to 24, 27.5 percent from 25 to 44, 22.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

Lyons is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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