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Welcome to Chemung ...

Chemung is located in Chemung County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Chemung, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1800.

Chemung is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Chemung is within the (607) area code.

Websites for Chemung ...

Official Website:   www.townofchemung.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chemungchamber.org/

Communities Also Named Chemung ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Chemung - they are located in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Chemung ...

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

  • Elmira
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Horseheads
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Sayre
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayre
    • Sayre is located in Bradford County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,338 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sayre <4>
  • Waverly
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Owego
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owego
    • Owego is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,823 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owego <4>
  • Elmira Heights
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira Heights
    • Elmira Heights is located in Chemung County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,747 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmira Heights <4>
  • Athens
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens is located in Bradford County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,180 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens <4>
  • Towanda
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towanda
    • Towanda is located in Bradford County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,803 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towanda <4>
  • Troy
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Bradford County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <4>
  • South Waverly
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Waverly
    • South Waverly is located in Bradford County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people

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 Chemung. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chemung.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chemung. 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 Chemung.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chemung ...

Looking for more information about Chemung? 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 Chemung, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chemung.

Adding Chemung to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chemung 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 Chemung was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Chemung post office opened in 1800.

We also found Chemung in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chemung.

The official website for Chemung: www.townofchemung.com/

The official website for Chemung County: www.chemungcounty.com/

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 Chemung, 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 Chemung - 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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