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Town and Village of Andover, N.Y.

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Origin

ANDOVER (1824):   Andover is situated in the foothills of the Allegheny  Mountains amid the green hills of southeastern Allegany County.  The first settlement of the Town of Andover was made in 1796 at Elm Valley, previously called Shoemaker's Corner,  by Nathanial Dyke and Stephen Cole.  It is the town line between Andover and Wellsville.  First Called Bakers or Bakerstown in 1809, the Town of Andover was formed from Independence on January 28, 1824 and a portion of Wellsville was annexed in 1855.  It has an area of 23,785 acres.  The name of the town was first suggested by James Adams whose childhood home was in Andover, Vermont.  He and his family moved from Vermont the same year this town was formed.  As the first town meeting was also called in 1824, the name, Andover, apparently was adopted then.  

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Maps

The map below is from the 2004 edition roadmaps published by the Allegany County Department of Public Works.

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Map of Andover, N.Y.

 

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External Links

CURRENT TOWN OFFICIALS

CURRENT VILLAGE OFFICIALS

ANDOVER FREE LIBRARY

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Additional Andover History Resources

TOWN/VILLAGE OF ANDOVER RELATED ARTICLES- Miscellaneous items about Andover's history.

ANDOVER PHOTO GALLERY

(The section of pictures labelled BSR were submitted by Barbara Strouse Rechenberg.  They are images from Glass Negatives owned by Dorothy "Dot" Lever Strouse from the Lever Family.  Little information about the content is known, help identify if you can.............. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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1850 ANDOVER CENSUS

1865 ANDOVER CENSUS

ANDOVER SCHOOLS

ANDOVER VETERANS

ANDOVER CEMETERIES

HISTORY OF ELM VALLEY

ANDOVER FIRE DEPARTMENT PHOTO GALLERY

HISTORY OF ANDOVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

ARTICLE & PHOTO GALLERY OF WHITEY GORSUCH

BIOGRAPHY OF PATRICK "PATSY" DOUGHERTY

BIOGRAPHY OF COMRADE WILLIAM MCDONOUGH

BIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN JOHN TRAVIS

ARTICLES ON HORSE RACING IN ANDOVER

 

 

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