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STATE LOCALITIES

TOWNS: - Arcadia - This town was first settled around 1791.  The Town of Arcadia was formed from the Town of Lyons in 1825.  An asylum for the mentally retarded was established in Arcadia in 1789.  Hydesville, New York was a hamlet in the Town of Arcadia.  It no longer exists, but was the hometown of the spiritualist Fox Sisters.

- Butler - Settlement began in 1803.

- Galen -

- Huron - The town was part of the Pulteney Purchase.  It was first settled around 1796.  The Town of Huron was created from the Town of Wolcott in 1826 as the "Town of Port Bay."  In 1834, the town's name was changed to honor the Huron tribe.  From 1826 to 1837, a Shaker community was partially located in the town, known today as Shaker Heights.  Because they belieed that too many worldly influences were appearing in Huron, they moved to the Town of Groveland and established the Groveland Shaker Village, which is now where the Groveland Correctional Facility is located.

- Lyons -
- Macedon -
- Marion -
- Ontario -
- Palmyra -
- Rose -
- Savannah -
- Sodus -
- Walworth -
- Williamson -
- Wolcott -
VILLAGES: - Clyde,
- Newark,
- Palmyra,
- Red Creek,
- Sodus,
- Sodus Point,
- Wolcott
CDP's : - Marion,
- North Rose,
- Ontario,
- Pultneyville,
- Savannah,
- Williamson
HAMLETS: - Alloway,
- Alton,
- Angels Corners,
- Bear Creek,
- Bonnie Castle,
- Butler Center,
- Desbrough Park,
- East Bay Park,
- East Palmyra,
- East Williamson,
- Vans Corner,
- Fairville,
- Fairville Station,
- Fergusons Corners,
- Fort Hill,
- Furnace Village,
- Furnaceville,
- Gananda,
- Glenmark,
- Huddle,
- Huron,
- Hydesville,
- Joy,
- Lake Bluff,
- Lakeside,
- Lincoln,
- Lock Berlin,
- Lockpit,
- Lummisville,
- Lyons,
- Macedon is named after the birthpalce of Alexander the Great, in Ancient Macedonia.
- Macedon Center,
- Marblletown,
- Marengo,
- Minsteed,
- Mud Mills,
- Noble Corner,
- North Huron,
- North Macedon,
- North Wolcott,
- Ontario Center,
- Ontario-on-the-Lake,
- Owls Nest,
- Pilgrimport,
- Resort,
- Rice Mill,
- Rose,
- Shephards Corner,
- Sodus Center,
- South Butler,
- South Sodus,
- Sunset  View,
- Thorntons Corner,
- Union Hill*,
- Wallington,
- Walworth,
- Wayne Center,
- Waynport,
- West Butler,
- West Walworth,
- Westbury*,
- Yellow Mills,
- York, Zurich

(*has portions in adjacent county(s)

  NOTE:   Lots of the explanations are taken from Wikipedia.

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