Nineveh, New York
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Nineveh is a hamlet with about 50 homes on the banks of the Susquehanna River in New York. 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. 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.
Well known residents
Joseph Smith lived in Nineveh in the early 19th century.
Nineveh is also the home of the famous police sketch artist Joe Nieto
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- "Flood of June 2006". National Weather Service. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- "Johnny Hart Dies at 76; Cartoonist Created ‘B.C.'". New York Times. Associated Press. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2012.