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Yates County
New York
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County Information
Named in honor of Joseph C. Yates, who as Governor of New York, signed the act establishing the county.

County Seat: Penn Yan
Year Organized: 1823
Square Miles: 338


Towns:
Barrington * Benton * Italy * Jerusalem * Middlesex * Milo * Potter * Starkey * Torrey *

Villages and Hamlets
Bellona * Branchport * Dresden * Glenora * Dundee * Lakemont * Penn Yan * Rushville *


Courthouse Info:
County Courthouse
415 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527-1102


Online Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Apr 2014:bios, births, churches, county history, county officials, directories, marriages, military records, news articles, obits, school, societies were added or added to
Mar 2014: bios for BITLEY, ENOS, MERRITT, SHELDON; News articles - Crime; Election; Gossip & Visiting were added
Sept 2013:  1883 Pensioners
July 2013: 1850 Mortality Census Schedule; 1835 Pensioners on the Roll
May 2013: 1890 Veterans Census; WW2 Casualties; ADAMS obit
Mar 2013: bios for WICKES, STEARNS, GARDNER
Oct 2012: bio for DOWNING
Oct 2011: bio for SOULE, PARSONS, RITCHIE; List of Cemeteries
June 2011: Sick List News item for RAMSEY
Previous Updates:
Obits of VAN NORTWICK and MURDOCK ; Bio of BANKS


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