West Seneca


West Seneca
a city in NW New York, near Buffalo. 51,210.

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      town (township), Erie county, western New York, U.S. It lies immediately southeast of Buffalo, in the lee of Lake Erie (Erie, Lake). It was settled in 1842 by the Ebenezer Society Amana Colonies, a German religious sect that purchased 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of the Seneca Indian Reservation. The town, organized as Seneca in 1851, was renamed in 1852 to avoid confusion with another Seneca farther east. Between 1855 and 1862, the Ebenezers, concerned over the “worldly influences” of nearby Buffalo, sold their property and moved west to Iowa, but not before they established an agricultural economy that has since given way to more specialized nursery, greenhouse, and truck farming. Area 21 square miles (55 square km). Pop. (1990) 47,830; (2000) 45,920.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • West Seneca, NY — U.S. Census Designated Place in New York Population (2000): 45943 Housing Units (2000): 18993 Land area (2000): 21.382582 sq. miles (55.380630 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.021879 sq. miles (0.056667 sq. km) Total area (2000): 21.404461 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • West Seneca — Original name in latin West Seneca Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 42.85006 latitude 78.79975 altitude 184 Population 44711 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • West Seneca — West′ Sen′eca n. geg a city in NW New York, near Buffalo. 51,210 …   From formal English to slang

  • West Seneca — uninc. place, W New York 14224: pop. 47,866 …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • West Seneca — a city in NW New York, near Buffalo. 51,210 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • West Seneca West Senior High School — Infobox School principal=Jon MacSwan type=Public location=3330 Seneca Street West Seneca, NY information=(716) 677 3350 established=1951 grades=9 12 enrollment=1430 faculty=120 colors=Blue and Gold district=West Seneca Central School District… …   Wikipedia


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