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Welcome to Bluff Point ...

Bluff Point is located in Yates County<1>.


The location of Bluff Point has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Bluff Point, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1849.

A typical abbreviation for Bluff Point: Bluff Pt.

Bluff Point is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bluff Point lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Bluff Point ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yatesny.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Bluff Point, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Bluff Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New York communities named Bluff Point: This one is located in Yates County and the other is located in Clinton County.

Beyond New York, there are 4 communities that are also named Bluff Point - they are located in Indiana, Maryland and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bluff Point.

Communities near Bluff Point ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bluff Point.

  • Geneva
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Penn Yan
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Watkins Glen
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watkins Glen
    • Watkins Glen is located in Schuyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,851 people
    • Former names for Watkins Glen:
    • Jefferson
    • Salubria
    • Watkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watkins Glen <4>
  • Dundee
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee is located in Yates County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee <4>
  • Naples
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Rushville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Hammondsport
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Ovid
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ovid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ovid
    • Ovid is located in Seneca County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 599 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ovid <4>
  • Interlaken
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Burdett
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdett
    • Burdett is located in Schuyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burdett <4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluff Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bluff Point.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bluff Point. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bluff Point.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluff Point. See our Newspapers Page for Bluff Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bluff Point ...

Looking for more information about Bluff Point? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bluff Point, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bluff Point.

Adding Bluff Point to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bluff Point in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bluff Point was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Bluff Point post office opened in 1849.

We also found Bluff Point in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bluff Point.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bluff Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Yates, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bluff Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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