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Town of Spencer

The Town of Spencer (www.s-ve.com) consists of 49.56 square miles and is bordered by Chemung County to the west, Tompkins County to the north, the Town of Candor to the east, and the Town of Barton to the south. According to the 2000 Census the Town had a population of 2,979. The Town is primarily agricultural land and, like the Town of Candor, many people gravitate towards Ithaca and are employed by Cornell University. Spencer enjoys a special relationship with nearby Van Etten in Chemung County, which has been strengthened by the bond formed under the Spencer-Van Etten School system.

Village of Nichols

The Village of Nichols consists of .51 square miles within the Town and has a population of 574 according to the 2000 Census. The main intersection in the Village is the County road known as River Road and NYS Route 282, which lead to Pennsylvania. The Cady Library located on River Road is a significant architectural treasure that has been transformed from a turn-of-the-century residential mansion to a first-class library facility. Village-owned Kirby Park offers residents a community park for all types of recreational activities and has recently been the host for the Annual Tioga County Antique Tractor Show. Some of the best food in Tioga County can be found at the Barstow House and the former train station was recently renovated into a pub and restaurant.

Town of Nichols

The Town of Nichols consists of 33.7 square miles and is located between the Susquehanna River to the north and west, the Town of Owego to the east, and Bradford County, Pennsylvania to the south. According to the 2000 Census the population is 2,584 people. Agriculture and gravel mining are the other major industries in the Town. The Tioga Country Club is a public golf course that offers spectacular views of the Susquehanna River Valley. The newly constructed Tioga Downs (formerly known as Tioga Park along I-86) opened June 2006 and offers quality harness racing, video lottery terminals, a restaurant and entertainment venue drawing tremendous crowds of visitors from throughout the Twin Tiers of New York, Pennsylvania and the Finger Lakes Region.

Village of Newark Valley

The Village of Newark Valley (www.villageofnewarkvalley.com) consists of .96 square miles within the Town and has a population of 997 according to the 2010 Census. The Village has some spectacular historic buildings and there are certainly signs that the Village is poised for some new retail establishments that will further improve the quality of life for area residents. The Village owns a nice park called Trout Ponds that is a setting for numerous events and recreational activities.  Also in the village is the Newark Valley Depot, owned by the Newark Valley Historical Society, which hosts "Depot Friday Nights" entertainment series from June-September. 

 


Town of Newark Valley

The Town of Newark Valley consists of 50.33 square miles and is located on the east side of the County. The Town is bordered by Broome County to the east, the Town of Owego to the south, the Town of Candor's hamlet of Weltonville to the west, and the Town of Berkshire to the north. The 2010 Census states that the population was 3,946. The main tourist attraction in the Town is the Bement Billings Farmstead Museum, (www.nvhistory.org) which hosts the Apple Festival in the Fall in an original 1800's farmhouse setting. The Farmstead also owns 95 acres of land and has about a mile of hiking trails on their property.  The Town is primarily rural with some portions of the Town providing a suburban setting for residents who commute to their jobs in the area.

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