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Frankfort (T)

Frankfort is a town in Herkimer County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 7,478 as of the 2000 census. The town is named after the city of Frankfurt in Germany. The town of Frankfort includes a village also called Frankfort. The Erie Canal passes along the north border of the town.
The town was settled around 1723, but much of the area had to be abandoned during the French and Indian War. It was resetteled again before 1794. The town was established in 1796 from part of the town of German Flatts. Another source of the town name is from early settler, Lawrence Frank.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 96.7 square kilometers and about 96.4 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 0.3 square kilometers is occupied by water. The west town line is the border of Oneida County, New York, and the northern border is defined by the Mohawk River.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.7 percent under the age of 18, 7.1 percent from 18 to 24, 27.7 percent from 25 to 44, 24.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
It was February 4, 1796 that the township of Frankfort was taken from the town of German Flatts. At that time the western town line was at the foot of Genesee Street in Utica. Two years later, 1798, the northwest corner was annexed to the town of Deerfield, this when Oneida County was set off from Herkimer County.
Frankfort received its name from Lawrence Frank who was one of the early settlers. He owned a large tract of land, and history reflects that he did a great deal to promote the industrial and agricultural progress in the town. His popularity is reflected in the fact that Howard's Bush was renamed Frankfort Center and McGowansville was renamed East Frankfort.
Frankfort is a town known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is one of the favorite holiday places for most of the vacation lovers.

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