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Wheatfield, New York
Wheatfield, New York (New York)
Wheatfield, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°5′32″N 78°53′42″W / 43.09222, -78.895
Country United States
State New York
County Niagara
Area
 - Total 28.6 sq mi (74.1 km²)
 - Land 27.9 sq mi (72.3 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km²)
Elevation 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 14,086
 - Density 504.6/sq mi (194.8/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 14120, 14304
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-81380GR2
GNIS feature ID 0979632GR3
Location within Niagara County.
Location within Niagara County.

Wheatfield is a town in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 15,768 at the 2005 census estimate. The name stems from the agricultural use of the town lands: Growing Wheat. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the state. ... List of New York counties Map of the counties of New York State (click for larger version) Albany County: formed in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 716 is an area code used to dominate Western New York until a new area code was formed in the east. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1420x1068, 44 KB) Location of the municipality in Niagara County, New York. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1420x1068, 44 KB) Location of the municipality in Niagara County, New York. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... This article is about the state. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ...


The Town of Wheatfield is in the southwest part of Niagara County.

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History

The Town of Wheatfield was formed in 1836 from the Town of Niagara. It is situated in the southwest part of the county, surrounded by the Town of Lewiston and Town of Cambria to the north, Town of Pendleton to the east, City of North Tonawanda and Niagara River to the south, and the City of Niagara Falls and Town of Niagara to the west. Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Niagara is a town located in Niagara County, New York. ...


The first town meeting was held on June 6, 1836, in the schoolhouse of District No. 7, on the north line of the Town. Soil of the Town is generally clay loam and somewhat difficult to cultivate, but heavy crops of wheat can be grown on the land, thus giving the Town its name - Wheatfield.


Within Wheatfield, starting in 1843, German immigrants established the communities of Bergholz, St. Johnsburg, Walmore, Martinsville, and Gratwick. The latter two towns are now part of North Tonawanda.


Later other communities were formed at railroad stops and along some well traveled highways. The River Road section of the Town became a prosperous farm section in the 1920s that included the showplace "Wheatfield Farms". Along the river, there were vacation cottages, beaches, an amusement park, and nightclubs. Permanent housing has replaced many of the cottages and remnants of some bygone structures are still visible as one travels along River Road today.


During World War II, industries located in the Town. The largest was Bell AeroSpace Company which produced the World War II fighter plane, P-39 Airacobra, and later, products for the aerospace industry. During the post war period, other small industries and businesses were established in the Town, especially those serving the tourist trade such as motels and restaurants. The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service at the start of World War II. Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the lack of an efficient turbo-supercharger, limiting it to low-altitude work, although...


Growth and prosperity in the Town continued as families migrated from nearby communities creating new neighborhoods. During this period, Summit Park Mall was built and opened in 1972 to serve the people of Wheatfield and nearby communities.


The largest spurt of growth in the Town began in the 1980s and still continues today with many new housing developments emerging and new industrial and business parks being built. The population of the Town now exceeds 13,000, which classifies it as a town of the first class. Even with the growth of the Town, farming is still carried on with dairy farming being our main enterprise.


As we journey through the 21st Century, the Town will most assuredly continue to grow and prosper in an orderly manner, controlled by the Wheatfield Master Plan along with the Town Planning and Zoning Boards.


Das Haus is the heritage museum of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York. It is an original log house built in 1843 by immigrants who left Germany to find religious freedom. In the Town of Wheatfield they founded the communities of Bergholz, Martinsville and Walmore, and later St. Johnsburg.


In Das Haus and in a replica barn called Der Stall, the museum shows the German style of the building they used later, as well as items typical of rural life in the Town during the 19th Century. The Town of Wheatfield Garden Club maintains planting typical of that time.


The museum is open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 P.M. starting with the third Sunday in May and running through the third Sunday in October. Appointments can also me made. For more information or a list of publications issued by the society, write to the address above or contact Wilma Lass, 716-731-9905 or Elaine Timm, 716-998-5897 or etimm01@aol.com


Probably the earliest settler on the site of North Tonawanda was George N. Burger, who came in 1809 and built a log tavern on the river; he remained a resident until about 1825. Joshua Pettit came in 1810 and settled near the Niagara Iron Works, where he opened a tavern. He was the father of Mrs. Daniel C. Jacobs and Mrs. Whitman Jacobs. Stephen Jacobs, a soldier at the battle of Bunker Hill, located on the river two miles below in 1817, where he purchased 196 acres of Augustus Porter, paying eight dollars an acre. He died in Niagara Falls in January, 1840. William Vandervoorte settled here in 1825, occupying a log house which tradition says was the only one then in existence. It was his intention to make a business of purchasing staves and timber for the Boston market, and ultimately to open a mercantile business. In 1828 he finished the first public house in the place, which was called the Niagara; it was burned in 1844. Later he purchased 1,000 acres (4 km²) of land of the Holland Company and sold to Prussian immigrants the largest part of their possessions on Tonawanda Creek and its vicinity. He established the first bank in 1836. As before indicated, little progress of a business nature was made here until the opening of the Erie Canal. The interior of the town was still almost an unbroken wilderness and as late as 1850 a large part of the area of the town was unimproved. The prospects at Tonawanda in 1824, as viewed by interested persons, is indicated in the following advertisement:


Original First Officers

Supervisor: N. M. Ward.


Town Clerk: Edwin Cook.


Assessors: Isaac Smith, James Sweeney, Hiram Parks.


Justices of The Peace: L. B. Warden, John Sweeney.


Commissioners of Highways: Elias Parks, Matthew Gray.


Collector: Stewart Milliman.


Overseer of the Poor: William Towsley.


Constables: Milliman, Daniel Jacobs, Calvin Champlin, Seth Roberts


Commissioners of Schools: Isaac Young, James Sweeney, Loyal Edwards.


Officials of the Township of Wheatfield (Town of Wheatfield)

Supervisor: Timothy Demler


Town Clerk: DeEtte S. Ferchen


Assessors: Gerarld Maerten


Attorney: Robert O'Toole


Planning Board: Richard W. Muscatello


Commissioners of Highways: Art Kroening


Collector: Kathy Harrington


Zoning Board of Appeals: Terrence McIntyre


Constables: Ron Dworzanski


Commissioners of Schools: Robert Gallagher


Economic Development Committee: John Petrozzi


Firearms Permit Review Board: Paul Cozad


Drainage Committee: Ron Moore


Website Task Force Committee: Don Wallace


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.6 Sq. Mi. Of it 27.9 Sq. Mi is land and 0.7 Sq. Mi. of it 2.41% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


The Niagara River is part of the western border of the town. Satellite image of the Niagara River. ...


US Route 62 crosses the town as "Niagara Falls Boulevard." U.S. Highway 62 runs from the US-Mexican border at El Paso, Texas at Niagara Falls, New York all the way to the US-Canadian border. ...


Adjacent towns and areas

On the south is North Tonawanda. The city of Niagara Falls and the town of Niagara form the western border. For uses of the name tonawanda, see Tonawanda, New York. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Niagara is a town located in Niagara County, New York. ...


Demographics

Wheatfield, NY is Considered to be a part of the Buffalo-Niagara Metro Area. As of the population estimates in July 2005, the town's current population is 15,7682, which is an 11.9% increase from 2000, in fact this is one of the fastest growing towns in the State of New York. This makes it the fastest growing town or city in Western New York. As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,086 people, 5,305 households, and 3,893 families residing in the town. The population density was 194.9/km² (504.6/sq mi). There were 5,555 housing units at an average density of 76.8/km² (199.0/sq mi). The racial makeup of the town was 97.44% White, 0.99% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population. Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost region of New York State. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,305 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $51,700, and the median income for a family was $61,315. Males had a median income of $42,076 versus $27,233 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,184. About 2.5% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Public Schools

Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School: Grades 9 - 12


Edward Town Middle School: Grades 6 - 8


Colonial Village Elementary School: Grades PreK - 5


Errick Road Elementary School: Grades PreK - 5


West Street Elementary School Grades PreK - 5


Tuscarora Indian School: Grades PreK - 6


Private Schools

Wheatfield Christian Academy: Grades PreK - 12


St Peters Lutheran School: Grades PreK - 8


Holy Ghost Lutheran School: Grades PreK - 8


St. John Lutheran School: Grades PreK - 8


Additional information about Wheatfield

Within the Town of Wheatfield there is a Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scouts pack, located at Adams Fire Company on Nash Road. It has been suggested that Baiting Hollow Scout Camp be merged into this article or section. ... The Cub Scouts are a membership division of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), part of the overall Scouting program. ...

Wheatfield, NY is also home to The Summit mall In recent years the Summit mall has declined, to where there are now only 3 anchor stores inside including Sears, Bon Ton, and Steve & Barry's University Sportswear Niagara Falls, New York has two major shopping malls, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and The Summit. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. ... Steve & Barrys University Sportswear is a national clothing chain targeted towards the sale of college apparel and lifestyle clothing throughout the United States. ...


Wheatfield was at one time originally home to Perkins family restaurant. The chain's restaurants in Western NY were bought out by Dennys and they took over until it closed in 2004. Yianni's Restaurant now occuipies the building - and apparently some ignorant old people think it - is the biggest social hangout of the town's youth.


John Wayne Bobbitt is the town's most famous, or infamous resident and graduated from Niagara Wheatfield Senior Highschool in 1985. John Wayne Bobbitt (born 23 March 1967) is best known because his wife Lorena Bobbitt sliced off his penis on the night of 23 June 1993 with a kitchen knife, thus lending a new and grim meaning to the old expression whacking off. She drove around with the severed member...


Also Wheatfield, NY is the future home of the "Oz Theme Park" Located near Love Canal (just to the east of the site) Love Canal is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, United States of America (USA). ...


Wheatfield does not have a post office, so residents use the nearest one and in as a result have that town or city name as an address. They use North Tonawanda, NY's, Niagara Falls's or Sanborn's zip code. For uses of the name tonawanda, see Tonawanda, New York. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sanborn is a hamlet that was originally called South Pekin. ...


The Town is also home to the Gath, Fadale and Zimmerman families but contrary to popular belief, the La Scala family resides in the town of Niagara, not Wheatfield.


The Town has seen fit to purchase a firetruck whose sole purpose thus far upon acquiring has been to cater to two middle aged women who enjoy the thrill of riding on the back whilst sirens a blare.


Communities and locations in Wheatfield

(Most communities in Wheatfield are connected through urban sprawl). Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ...

  • Bergholz -- A hamlet in the northwestern part of the town near the airport.
  • Hoffman -- A location on the eastern border of the town.
  • Nashville -- A location on US-62 in the southeast part of the town.
  • Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) -- Part of the airport is in the northern part of the town.
  • Sawyer -- A hamlet on US-62 adjacent to the City of North Tonawanda.
  • Shawnee -- A hamlet on US-62 (Niagara Falls Boulevard).
  • St. Johnsburg -- A hamlet on US-62 near the center of the town.
  • Walmore -- A hamlet in the northwest part of the town on Lockport Road.

A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ...

External links

North: Sanborn, Lewiston
West: Niagara Falls, Town of Niagara Town Of Wheatfield East: Pendleton
Southwest: Grand Island, Niagara River South: N. Tonawanda, Erie Canal Southeast: Amherst

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