Honeoye Falls, New York

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Honeoye Falls
Village
Honeoye Falls.jpg
Small waterfall on Honeoye Creek
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyMonroe
TownshipMendon
Elevation668 ft (203.6 m)
Coordinates42°57′23″N 77°35′14″W / 42.95639°N 77.58722°W / 42.95639; -77.58722
Area2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 - land2.6 sq mi (7 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population2,674 (2010)
Incorporated1791
MayorRichard B. Milne (2007)
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code14472
Area code585
FIPS code36-35364
Location of Honeoye Falls in New York
Location of New York in the United States
Website: http://www.villageofhoneoyefalls.org/
 
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Coordinates: 42°57′23″N 77°35′14″W / 42.95639°N 77.58722°W / 42.95639; -77.58722
Honeoye Falls
Village
Honeoye Falls.jpg
Small waterfall on Honeoye Creek
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyMonroe
TownshipMendon
Elevation668 ft (203.6 m)
Coordinates42°57′23″N 77°35′14″W / 42.95639°N 77.58722°W / 42.95639; -77.58722
Area2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 - land2.6 sq mi (7 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population2,674 (2010)
Incorporated1791
MayorRichard B. Milne (2007)
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code14472
Area code585
FIPS code36-35364
Location of Honeoye Falls in New York
Location of New York in the United States
Website: http://www.villageofhoneoyefalls.org/

Honeoye Falls is a village in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population was 2,674 at the 2010 census. The village includes a small waterfall on Honeoye Creek, which flows through the village and gives it its name. Honeoye (pronounced ‘hʌ.ni.,ɔɪ or HONEY-oy)[1] is a Seneca word translated as "a lying finger," or "where the finger lies."[2][3]

The Village of Honeoye Falls is within the Town of Mendon.

Honeoye Falls is currently in the process of developing a "sister cities" relationship with Borgne, Haiti.

History[edit]

The Village was founded in 1791 by Zebulon Norton when he purchased 1,820 acres (7.4 km2) of land for the price of 12½ cents per acre. He built a grist mill and later a saw mill, at a waterfall on Honeoye Creek. The area was originally known as Norton Mills. In 1827, Hiram Finch built a second mill, which would come to be called the Lower Mill to differentiate it from the earlier mill. On May 17, 1973, the Lower Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4] The Corby Farm Complex near Honeoye Falls in Livingston County was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[4]

Village presidents and mayors
NameTitleTermNameTitleTerm
Harry AllenPresident1838
1865
James HeathPresident1918–1923
Henry LockwoodPresident1839James S. BrownPresident1924–1925
Edward DownsPresident1840F.F. JobesPresident1926
Stephen BarrettPresident1841–1842William DespardMayor1927
Richard OstranderPresident1845–1864Basil MooreMayor1953–1963
C.R. HydePresident1867Bernard DrowneMayor1963–1968
William BurberryPresident1868Squire KingstonMayor1969–1971
J.F. KelloggPresident1870–1872
1874–1884
William E. ClarkMayor1972–1973
W.G. StarrPresident1873William MantegnaMayor1973–1981
Milo CasePresident1884Mary Louise MeisenzahlMayor1981–1990
W.R. YorksPresident1887
1896
Anne R. MortonMayor1991 – October 2000
Seymour PiercePresident1888
1892
1905
Stephen R. GustinMayorOctober 2000 – 2005
H.A. TrippPresident1889Richard B. MilneMayor2005 – present
J.W. FlickPresident1890
John MartinPresident1894
1904
William LayPresident1897
1901
1904
Martin PiercePresident1899–1900
A.H. HoldenPresident1906
Levi HillPresident1907–1914
C.S. LangePresident1915–1917

Honeoye Falls experienced an epidemic of scarlet fever in April 1893.[5]

Geography[edit]

The village is located on the falls of Honeoye Creek. It is the primary outlet of Honeoye Lake.

Honeoye Falls is located at 42°57′23″N 77°35′14″W / 42.95639°N 77.58722°W / 42.95639; -77.58722 (42.956331, −77.587353).[6] The village is in the most southeastern corner of Monroe County, about 13 miles outside of the City of Rochester.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,595 people, 1,114 households, and 672 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,000.3 inhabitants per square mile (386.8/km²). There were 1,156 housing units with an average density of 445.6 per square mile (172.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.15% White, 1.00% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Out of 1,114 households, 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,413 and the median income for a family was $66,818. Males had a median income of $46,136 versus $35,299 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,987. 2.5% of the population and 0.6% of families were below the poverty line. 2.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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Government[edit]

Honeoye Falls village hall

The village is governed by a board consisting of a mayor and four trustees, all elected by registered village voters.

The Board of Trustees are: Mayor Richard B. Milne, Trustee James Alfieri, Trustee Shari Stottler, Trustee and Deputy Mayor Gerard Pavelsky, and Trustee Stanley E. Worboys Jr. Mayor Milne's current term expires in April 2017.[8]

Justice Sheldon Boyce presides over the Village Court.[9]

Education[edit]

Public schools in Honeoye Falls are part of the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District. Schools within the village include Honeoye Falls-Lima Senior High School, Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School, and Manor Intermediate School. The Lima Primary School is in the district but located in Town of Lima. The School mascot is the Cougar.

93.2% of the population 25 years and older hold a high school diploma or higher, 43.5% a bachelor's degree or higher, and 16.4% a graduate/professional degree.

Notable natives[edit]

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Honeoye Lake Area Chamber of Commerce honeoyelakechamber.org, accessed March 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Early History of the Town of Richmond, bluesom.com, accessed March 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 160. 
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ State and Vicinity. April 23, 1891. The Holley (NY) Standard. 1.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ http://www.villageofhoneoyefalls.org/officials.php
  9. ^ http://www.villageofhoneoyefalls.org/dep_court.php

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