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Castile Village

Castile Village Hall is located at 53 North Main Street, Castile NY 14427; phone: 585-493-5340.

Beginnings [1]

Castile Village was incorporated in 1877 at which time the population was 869. At the first village election the following were chosen: H. W. Smith, president; John N. Hoagland, Allen D. Thomson and Walter Shay, trustees.

In 1880 the village contained 20 shops, 6 mills, 17 stores including dry goods, groceries, drugs, hardware, shoes and boots, hats and caps, clothing, carriages, musical instruments and furniture. The village had photographer, a school house and a printing office.

The land purchased in what would become the village, was acquired by Ziba Hurd in 1816. The seller was a lawyer, John Gregg, from Canandaigua. Other early settlers included Jacob Kellog, Sylvester Derby, Jonathan Gilbert, Timothy Bannister, Tilly Gilbert, and J. D. Lane.

  1. History of Wyoming County, N.Y. with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, F. W. Beers & Co., New York, 1880.
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