Macedon (town), New York

 

Macedon (town), New York

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For other uses, see Macedon (disambiguation).

Macedon is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 8,688 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the ancient Macedonian Kingdom of Macedon, the birthplace of Alexander the Great.

The Town of Macedon is in the southwest corner of Wayne County and contains a village named Macedon. The town is east of Rochester and west of Syracuse.

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 History

The town is part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The first settlers arrived in 1789.

Macedon was created from the Town of Palmyra in 1823. The opening of the Erie Canal (completed in 1825) made the communities of Waynesport and Macedon ports on the canal.

The Macedon Academy, opened in 1841, set a standard for excellence.

 

 Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.9 square miles (100.6 km²), of which, 38.7 square miles (100.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.44%) is water.

The west town line is shared with Monroe County, and the south town line with Ontario County

East-West off branch of NY 31New York State Route 31F and New York State Route 350 intersect east-west New York State Route 31 at Macedon village.

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Macedon (disambiguation)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Macedonia (ancient kingdom) also known as Macedon was a kingdom in ancient Greece.

Macedon or Makedon can also refer to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedon_(disambiguation) 

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