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Williamson (T)

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Williamson is an Upstate New York town in the northwest part of Wayne County, New York, USA on the south shore of Lake Ontario. The population was 6,777 at the time of the 2000 census. The town is named after Charles Williamson, a land agent of the Pultney Estate. According to the United States census bureau, the town has a total area of 89.7 square kilometers out of it 89.7 square kilometers land and 0.1 square kilometers is water area. The town is bordered on the north by Lake Ontario, on the east by the town of Sodus, on the south by the town of Marion and on the west by the town of Ontario.
In 1788 the area became part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase, a 6,000,000 acre tract of land sold to Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops landed in Pultneyville, and an agreement was made with the villagers allowing the invaders to seize some stores without resistance, but a dispute broke out and weapons fire began on both sides.
A number of local points of interest are considered popular landmarks by residents and visitors alike. Orbaker's Drive-In, a amburger/hotdog stand on Rt. 104, has been in operation since 1932. With its red and white color theme, summer employment there is considered a rite of passage for the town's teenagers. Another noted eatery is the Candy Kitchen, located on West Main Street in the business district. Opened in 1890 and known as Nick's, it has been owned and operated by four generations of the Boosalis family. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.  

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