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Origin


ALLEN (1823):  Allen was named by its early residents to honor Ethan Allen a Revolutionary War hero from the Battle of Ticonderoga. A hamlet with a most interesting name lies in the southern part of the township – Aristotle.  Perhaps it is one of the farthest west NYS place names with a classical origin similar to our central NYS area where names of ancient Greece and Roman times abound.  In the town of Allen is located a cemetery with a superb name: “Where The Pioneers Sleep.”   Formed from Angelica January 31, 1823.

Maps

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Town of Allen
Town of Allen Map (2004)

External Links


Additional Information on this website:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW TOWN OF ALLEN RELATED ARTICLES

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ALLEN PHOTO GALLERY

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ALLEN VETERANS

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ALLEN SCHOOLS

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ALLEN CEMETERIES

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 1865 ALLEN CENSUS


"Probable Firsts"

  • Colonel William Wilson b.January 30, 1810 "probably" 1st white child born in Town of Allen
  • First school taught near south line of town in 1820
  • First primitive saw-mill erected on Baker's creek c.1820 by Moses Treat
  • First religious services, c.1821 by Rev. Robert Hubbard
  • First tavern opened in southern part by Widow Armstrong, c.1827
  • First store was kept by man named Merrick at Allen Centre

 

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