Getzville, New York

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Coordinates: 43°01′27″N 78°46′04″W / 43.02417°N 78.76778°W / 43.02417; -78.76778
Getzville
hamlet
Country United States
State New York
County Erie County
Elevation 584 ft (178 m)
Coordinates 43°01′27″N 78°46′04″W / 43.02417°N 78.76778°W / 43.02417; -78.76778
Population 10,027 (2000)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14068
Area code 716
Location of Getzville in New York
Location of New York in the United States

Getzville, New York is a hamlet in the Town of Amherst in Erie County, New York, USA.[1] Getzville's zip code is 14068, and has a post office located on Millersport Highway (NY 263)

Geography[edit]

Getzville is located in Western New York and is northeast of Buffalo.

Getzville is located centrally within the Town of Amherst, the Hamlet center being at the intersection of Campbell Boulevard (NY 270) and Dodge Road (CR 45).

History[edit]

Getzville, received its name from Joseph Getz who was a postmaster and owner of a copper shop and mill.[2]

In Getzville, there was a stave factory and a cooperage, important because barrels were needed to store most food stuffs and beverages such as cider and beer.[2]

In 1855, the single track of the new "Canandaigua-Niagara Falls Railroad" opened with a station at Getzville. This railroad became known locally as the "Peanut Line." It was later operated by New York Central until it was discontinued in the late 1950s.[2]

Schools[edit]

The Getzville area is served by the Williamsville Central School District. Schools in this district that students attend include: Heim Elementary School, Heim Middle School, and Williamsville North High School.

Fire and police services[edit]

Fire protection for the Getzville area is provided by the Getzville Fire Company which operates two stations. Station One, the larger of the two, is located on the corner of Campbell Boulevard (NY 270) and Dodge Road. Station Two is located on the corner of North Forest and Heim Roads.[3]

Since Getzville resides within the Town of Amherst, it is served by the Amherst Police Department.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Getzville, New York
  2. ^ a b c "History of the Town of Amherst, NY". Amherst Museum. 1997. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fire Stations". Getzville Fire Company. 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 

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