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Welcome to Hicks ...

Hicks is located in Chemung County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Hicks, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1871.

Hicks is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Hicks is located in the (607) area code.

Websites for Hicks ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chemungchamber.org/

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

Communities Also Named Hicks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Hicks - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (3), British Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Hicks ...

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

  • Elmira
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Horseheads
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Sayre
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Owego
    (18 miles [29 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
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • 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
    (13 miles [20.9 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>
  • Montour Falls
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montour Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montour Falls
    • Montour Falls is located in Schuyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,592 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montour Falls <4>
  • South Waverly
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • 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
  • Candor
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hicks ...

Looking for more information about Hicks? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Hicks, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Hicks.

Adding Hicks to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Hicks post office opened in 1871.

We also found Hicks in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hicks.

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

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 Hicks - 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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