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Wawarsing (T)

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Wawarsing is a town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The population was 12,889 at the 2000 census. The name is purported to mean nest of the blackbird in a native language. The town of Wawarsing is in the western part of the county. The town borders the Catskill State Park, which lies to the north. US route 209 crosses the town, passing through many principal communities. Information Technology joins US route 44 near the east town line.
The area was first settled around 1685. The town was formed from part of the town of Rochester. The town was in danger during the French and Indian War and was raided by enemy forces during the American Revolution. A lead mine near Ellenville furnished material for the bullets of the Colonial army.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 346.7 square kilometers. 338.6 square kilometers of it is land and 8.1 square kilometers of it is water. The western town lines are the border of Sullivan County, New York. Rondout Creek passes through the town.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.2 percent under the age of 18, 8.2 percent from 18 to 24, 33.1 percent from 25 to 44, 23.4 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 117.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.9 males.
It is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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