Yates County, New York
History and Genealogy
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Link to my website for neighboring ONTARIO CO., NY
[Yates Co. was formed from Ontario Co., NY in 1823 & some early information can also be found on this website]
YATES COUNTY MAP
Yates County Towns
Biographies and Family Trees If you have any family information you'd like to contribute, please contact me .
1850 Census completed!
Family Pictures for Yates County please contact me if you wish to display family pics.
Poor House Records
Yates County History Vol. I pub 1873
Yates County History Vol. II pub 1873
Historical Collections of the State of New York, Past and Present, John Barber, Clark Albien & Co., 1851
Brief Yates County History
Yates County was taken from Ontario in 1823; centrally distant from New York via Albany 330, and from Albany 185 miles; greatest length E. and W. 24, greatest breadth N. and S. 20 miles. The surface of this county is agreeably diversified; the northern part is gently undulating, and the southern hilly. The soil is in many places composed of a warm rich mould, yielding abundant crops, though as a whole it is more of a grazing than a grain country. The climate is temperate, and for the cultivation of fruit is not exceeded by any portion of the state. It lies wholly in the tract ceded to Massachusetts, and in that portion of it which passed through Messrs. Gorham, Phelps, and Robert Morris to Sir William Pulteney. It is divided into eight towns.
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