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Welcome to Montour Falls ...

The village of Montour Falls is located in Schuyler County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Montour Falls, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Montour Falls has a population of 1,607 people<3> (see below for details).

Montour Falls is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Montour Falls is within the (607) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Montour Falls had an population of 1,607 people. This is a decrease of 6.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montour Falls had a population of 1,711 people (which is 9.33% of the total population of Schuyler County). This makes Montour Falls the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,711 people, the population of Montour Falls decreased 4.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,797 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Montour Falls.

Communities near Montour Falls ...

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

  • Ithaca
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
    • Ithaca is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,981 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ithaca <5>
  • Elmira
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Corning
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Horseheads
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Elmira Heights
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • 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 <5>
  • Painted Post
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Trumansburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Dundee
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 <5>
  • South Corning
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Corning
    • South Corning is located in Steuben County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,080 people
  • Savona
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montour Falls. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Montour Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montour Falls ...

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

Adding Montour Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Montour Falls 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 Montour Falls was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Montour Falls post office opened in 1895.

We also found Montour Falls on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for New York (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Montour Falls.

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

The official website for Schuyler County: www.lightlink.com/schco/

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 Schuyler, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montour Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montour Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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