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Portland

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Portland is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 4,827 at the 2010 census. The town is on the shore of Lake Erie southwest of Dunkirk.HistoryThe area was first settled in 1804. The town of Portland was founded in 1813 from the town of Chautauqua. Subsequently, the town was reduced in size to form two new towns: Ripley (1816) and Westfield (1829).A genealogical history of Portland was published in 1873 by Dr. H. C. Taylor, titled Historical Sketches of the Town of Portland, New York. An all names index was created for this book by Agnes Lee Mitchell in 1989 and published by the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 88.53km2, of which 88.36km2 is land and 0.17km2, or 0.19%, is water.The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) and US 20 cross the northern part of the town. NY 5 parallels the shore of Lake Erie.Adjacent towns and areas Lake Erie Image:North.svgPomfret Image:Boxed East arrow.svgStockton; Chautauqua Image:South.svgWestfield Image:West.svg
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