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(The Old "Genesee Country" - West of Seneca Lake)

Orleans County in 1830

1830 Orleans County Census Index (by twp. & page)

Orleans County Information

Orleans County, NY was created in 1824 from Genesee County I is on Lake Ontario, between Monroe and Niagara counties, and north of Genesee County. Orleans owes its early settlement to the fact that the old "Ridge Road" passed through the center of the region. The 1809 road from Batavia to Buffalo also passed along this section of the "Genesee Road." Settlement of the area progressed quickly between 1809 and 1812. Settlement picked up again in the early 1820s when the Erie Canal came to "Newport" (today's Albion). The first regularly published newspaper in the region was the Newport Patriot which was edited and published by B. Franklin Cowdery.

The townships existing at the time of the 1830 Census:

Albion: 94 households
Barre: 765 households
Carlton: 194 households
Clarendon: 289 households
Gaines: 301 households
Medina: 45 households
Murray: 449 households
Ridgeway: 279 households
Shelby: 293 households
Yates: 228 households

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