Getzville, New York
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Getzville, received its name from Joseph Getz who was a postmaster and owner of a copper shop and mill.
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.
In 1854, 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.
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
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.
Since Getzville resides within the Town of Amherst, it is served by the Amherst Police Department.
- Michael Peca, retired NHL player
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Getzville, New York
- "History of the Town of Amherst, NY". Amherst Museum. 1997. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- "Fire Stations". Getzville Fire Company. 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- Town of Amherst, NY webpage
- Amherst Police Department
- Getzville Fire Company
- Williamsville Central School District
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