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Gates (T)

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Gates is a town in Monroe County, New York. The town is named after General Horatio Gates. The population of the town was 29,275 as of the 2000 census. Gates North Gates census designated place is located within the town's boundaries. The town of Gates is in the southwest part of the county.
Previously known as the town of Northampton, the town of Gates was incorporated on April 1, 1813. It was named after the American Revolutionary General Horatio Gates. Its first supervisor was Zaccheus Colby. In 1813, the town was located in Genesee County and its borders were north to Lake Ontario, east and south to the Genesee River, and west to Parma. Its borders included Rochesterville which incorporated in 1817 as part of the City of Rochester and the town of Greece which incorporated in 1822. It became part of Monroe County in 1821.
The town of Gates was organized in 1797 as Northampton in Ontario County. In 1808 the town was subdivided and the part still called Northampton was renamed in 1813 in honor of General Horatio Gates. In 1820, the population of the town of Gates was 2,643. Its current population is approximately 29,275.
Today, the town of Gates is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Centrally located within the county, it offers convenient access and many amenities important to family life. The opportunities in the town of Gates are endless. Presently, Gates experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York.

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