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Elmira ( T )

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Elmira is a town in Chemung County, New York, USA. The population was 7,199 at the 2000 census. The Town of Elmira is in the south-central part of the county, surrounding the City of Elmira on three sides. The town is in the Southern Tier of New York. It is part of the Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through the area and fought the British at the Battle of Newtown in the south part of the current town. The Town of Elmira was formed from the Town of Chemung in 1794 as the Town of Newtown. In 1808, the town changed its name to Elmira.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.5 square kilometers. 57.7 square kilometers of it is land and 0.7 square kilometers of it is water. In the town the population was spread out with 23.4 percent under the age of 18, 5.4 percent from 18 to 24, 24.4 percent from 25 to 44, 27.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 19.8 percent  who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males. 

Elmira is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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