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Welcome to Townsend ...

Townsend is located in Schuyler County<1>.

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

Townsend is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Townsend: (607)

Communities Also Named Townsend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Townsend - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Townsend ...

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

  • Elmira
  • Horseheads
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    • Horseheads lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,600 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseheads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bath
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    • Bath lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Townsend.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,818 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Corning
  • Erwin
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    • Erwin lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Townsend.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,073 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Big Flats
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Flats
    • Big Flats lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Townsend.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,402 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Milo
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    • Milo lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Townsend.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,841 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milo
  • Elmira
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
    • Elmira lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Townsend.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Horseheads
  • Corning
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
    • Corning lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Townsend.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Townsend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Townsend.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Townsend ...

Looking for more information about Townsend? 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 Townsend, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Townsend.

Adding Townsend to Our Gazetteer ...

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

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Townsend was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Townsend on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Townsend.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Townsend. 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 have 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 Townsend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Townsend) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Townsend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3487, Longitude: -76.9564       In this case, the coordinates for Townsend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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