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Rushford is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,150 at the 2010 census. Rushford is in the northwest part of Allegany County and is northeast of Olean.HistoryThe first settler arrived in 1808. The town of Rushford was formed in 1816 from part of the town of Caneadea. Part of Rushford was taken to form the newer town of New Hudson in 1825.When Rushford Lake was formed by a dam on Caneadea Creek in 1927, the communities of East Rushford and Kelloggville were flooded by the rising water.Notable peopleNelson F. Beckwith, former Wisconsin State Assemblyman.Hiram Bond, corporate lawyer and investment banker whose farm in Santa Clara, California, was used by Jack London as the opening scene in The Call of the Wild.Frank W. Higgins, former Governor of New York.James McCall, former New York State SenatorPhilip Gordon Wylie, a noted author, married Frederica Ballard who was born and raised in Rushford, New York; they are both buried in Rushford.
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