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Geneseo (T)

NY, 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. Geneseo is a town in Livingston County in upstate New York, USA. Its population is approximately 9,600. The English name Geneseo is an anglicization of the Iroquois name for the earlier Iroquois town there, Gen-nis-he-yo which means beautiful valley. The Town of Geneseo contains the Village of Geneseo. The town is south of Rochester, NY.
The site of Geneseo was the largest Seneca village, and a center of power for the Iroquois nation. It was also the bread basket of the tribe, with orchards, vineyards and fields of maize and vegetables. During the American revolution, the Seneca joined the British and the Tories against the colonists who were fighting for independence. The settlement of Geneseo by the colonists began shortly after the arrival of James and William Wadsworth in 1790. The Village of Geneseo became the county seat of Livingston County in 1821 and was incorporated in 1832.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 117.1 square kilometers. 113.9 square kilometers of it is land and 3.2 square kilometers of it 2.74 percent is water. The Genesee River defines the western town line and Conesus Lake defines the eastern town line. Interstate 390 and US Route 20A pass through the town. In the town the population was spread out with 11.9 percent under the age of 18, 51.3 percent from 18 to 24, 15.2 percent from 25 to 44, 13.2 percent from 45 to 64 and 8.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 72.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.4 males.
Geneseo 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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