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Phelps    (T)

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Phelps is a town in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 7,017 at the 2000 census. The town is named after one of the original proprietors. The town of Phelps contains a village called Phelps. Both are north of Geneva, New York.
The town was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The region was first settled around 1788. The town was formed in 1796 and was formerly known as Sullivan. The town of Phelps was formerly a major center for the production of sauerkraut, earning the distinction of sauerkraut capital of the world. 2006 marked the 40th anniversary of the annual festival honoring the picked cabbage.
Geographically according to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 169.0 square kilometers, out of which 168.3 square kilometers of its area is occupied by land and 0.7 square kilometers is occupied by water. The east town line is the border of Seneca County and the north town line is the border of Wayne County.
The New York State Thruway passes through the town north of Phelps village and Clifton Springs. New York State Route 96 parallels the Thruway and intersects two north-south highways in the western part of the town. In the town the population was spread out with 27.1 percent under the age of 18, 6.3 from 18 to 24, 29.9 percent from 25 to 44, 25.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 11.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
Communities and locations in the town of Phelps are Dobbins Corners, Five Waters Corners, Knickerbocker Corner, Unionville and many more. Phelps can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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