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Bath is a town in Steuben Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 12,097 at the 2000 census. The Town (and village) are either named after the city in England or after Lady Bath, daughter of a landowner.

The Town of Bath contains the village Bathmarker. The town is in the central part of the county, and is located Northwest of Elmiramarker, New Yorkmarker.

History

The town was founded in 1793 and was part of a land investment by wealthy Britonmarker William Pulteney. It was created along with Steuben County in 1796 and became a mother town of the county, eventually yielding land to seven later towns.

The Steuben County Fair, which takes place annually in Bath, is the oldest continuously-running fair in the U.S.

Currently

Bath has an annual dairy festival every June in homage to the strong dairy-based economy of the area.

A Veterans' Administrationmarker hospital and a National Cemetery are also located in Bath.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 96.3 square miles (249.4 km²), of which, 96.0 square miles (248.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.

Interstate 86 (Southern Tier Expressway) passes through the town. New York State Route 54 and New York State Route 415 intersect in Bath village. New York State Route 53 has its south terminus at NY-415 in the community of Kanona. New York State Route 226 passes through Savona.

The Cohocton River flows through the town past the hamlet of Kanona and village of Bath.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 12,097 people, 4,905 households, and 3,050 families residing in the town. The population density was 126.0 people per square mile (48.7/km²). There were 5,402 housing units at an average density of 56.3/sq mi (21.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.04% White, 1.79% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 4,905 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% 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 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,508, and the median income for a family was $39,625. Males had a median income of $30,456 versus $25,160 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,939. About 10.5% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Bath

  • Bathmarker – The Village of Bath.
  • Buck Settlement – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
  • Coss Corners – A location south of Unionville on County Road 10.
  • Dudley Settlement – A hamlet south of Bath village, lying between Unionville and East Union.
  • East Union – A hamlet south of Bath village.
  • Haverling Heights – A community bordering the north side of Bath village.
  • Kanona – A hamlet northwest of Bath village by Interstate 86. The village is centered on the intersection of NY-53, NY-415 and County Road 14.
  • Knight Settlement – A location in the northwest part of the town on County Road 15.
  • Savonamarker – The Village of Savona.
  • Sonora – A hamlet by the east town line.
  • Thomas Corners – A location in the southwest part of the town.
  • Unionville – A hamlet south of Bath village on County Road 10.


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== Shops that are old and new == A former Cohn's was in liberty street which it closed maybe around 1975, there was a acme which it opened like the 90s and closed at early 2001, there was a cinnamon place it said T.J Cinnamon Rolls which it opened in 1987 and closed in 1996,A former grocery store was in bath like the early 50s or late 70s and it closed like the early 90s or late 80s, orginally, Wilkins RV must be next to KMART when it opened in 1993 and used to be a car place there. Wilkins moved to Kanona next to Pilot, Sunoco, AMbest and Subway]except for smokey's which it opened in late 2001. A former place called The House Of Ben Franklin has used to be there in the 50s, 70s or the 90s and closed around early 200s or later. I saw a that is a former Mcdonna's which is now dollar's worth and more.

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