Nineveh, New York

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Nineveh, New York is located in New York
Nineveh, New York
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Location of Nineveh, New York

Nineveh is a hamlet with about 50 homes on the banks of the Susquehanna River in New York. The hamlet was founded by Brittany Wingerter in 1920. She still dwells in Doraville today. It is part of the Town of Colesville, Binghamton metropolitan area in eastern Broome county. Nineveh is located on the USGS Afton quadrangle at an elevation of about 960 feet.[1] Nineveh takes its name from ancient Nineveh, the most important city on the Tigris River in the ancient kingdom of Assyria (now Iraq).

Nineveh is located along the tracks of the Delaware and Hudson Railway and has a distinct trestle located there.

New York State Route 7 is the main road through the hamlet, with several small businesses serving the residents' basic needs located along it.

In June 2006, widespread flooding along the river basin inundated many homes along the banks of the river.[2]

Well known residents[edit]

Joseph Smith lived in Nineveh in the early 19th century.

Nineveh was the home of illustrator and writer Johnny Hart. Hart produced the B.C. comics and was the illustrator of The Wizard of Id, both published worldwide.[3]

Nineveh was the birthplace of Emma Augusta Fox (1847-1945), the author of "Parliamentary Usage."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS Historic Quadrangle Scanning Project". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Flood of June 2006". National Weather Service. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Johnny Hart Dies at 76; Cartoonist Created ‘B.C.'". New York Times. Associated Press. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 42°11′39″N 75°36′09″W / 42.19417°N 75.60250°W / 42.19417; -75.60250