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Yates County New York Genealogy and History

County seat: Penn Yan

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Yates County New York History

On February 5, 1823, Yates County was formed from 310 square miles (800 km2) of Ontario County, including the area that included Vine Valley, Middlesex, Penn Yan, and Dresden, New York.

On January 1, 1826, 60 square miles (160 km2) of Steuben County was partitioned and added to Yates, which included Starkey, Dundee, and Lakemont, New York.

On April 15, 1828, 10 square miles (26 km2) was partitioned from Yates, and passed to Seneca County and Tompkins County, mostly in the forest.

On March 17, 1860, Ontario County was authorized to gain land from Yates, but it was never put into effect.

On April 18, 1946, Yates gained 10 square miles (26 km2) from Schuyler County and Seneca County, which produced the current borders of Yates County.

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Yates County Clerk
417 Liberty Street - Suite 1107
Penn Yan, New York 14527
Phone: 315-536-5120

Yates County Surrogate's Court
Yates County Courthouse
415 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: 315-835-6321

Yates County History Center
107 Chapel Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-7318

Genealogical and Historical Societies

Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society
200 Main Street
Penn Yan, New York 14527

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