Fredonia

/fri dohn"yeuh, -doh"nee euh/, n.
a town in W New York. 11,126.

* * *

      village in the town (township) of Pomfret, Chautauqua county, western New York, U.S. It lies on Canadaway Creek, near Lake Erie (Erie, Lake), immediately south of Dunkirk. Settled in 1804, its pseudo-Latin name—coined about 1800 by physician and politician Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchill and meaning “place of freedom”—was originally proposed as the name of the nation. It was the site of the first natural-gas well in the U.S. to be harnessed for illumination (1825). The first local unit of the Grange (a fraternal organization of farmers) was established there in 1868, as was the first branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (1873). There is some agriculture and food processing, but Fredonia's economy depends primarily on the State University of New York (New York, State University of (SUNY)) College at Fredonia, which originated in 1826 as Fredonia Academy. Inc. 1829. Pop. (1990) 10,436; (2000) 10,706.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fredonia — Bandera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fredonia — Fredonia, AZ U.S. town in Arizona Population (2000): 1036 Housing Units (2000): 455 Land area (2000): 7.414772 sq. miles (19.204170 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.414772 sq. miles (19.204170… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fredonia — is the name of some places in the United States of America:*Fredonia, Arizona *Fredonia (Biscoe), Arkansas *Fredonia, Iowa *Fredonia, Kansas *Fredonia, Kentucky *Fredonia, New York *Fredonia, North Dakota *Fredonia, Pennsylvania *Fredonia,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fredonia — ist die Bezeichnung mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Fredonia (Alabama) Fredonia (Arizona) Fredonia (Arkansas) Fredonia (Iowa) Fredonia (Kansas) Fredonia (Kentucky) Fredonia (New York) Fredonia (North Dakota) Fredonia (Pennsylvania)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fredonia, AR — U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 476 Housing Units (2000): 202 Land area (2000): 0.934627 sq. miles (2.420672 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.934627 sq. miles (2.420672 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fredonia, AZ — U.S. town in Arizona Population (2000): 1036 Housing Units (2000): 455 Land area (2000): 7.414772 sq. miles (19.204170 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.414772 sq. miles (19.204170 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fredonia, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 251 Housing Units (2000): 92 Land area (2000): 0.153454 sq. miles (0.397445 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.153454 sq. miles (0.397445 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fredonia, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 2600 Housing Units (2000): 1297 Land area (2000): 2.399813 sq. miles (6.215486 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.399813 sq. miles (6.215486 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fredonia, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 420 Housing Units (2000): 206 Land area (2000): 0.653685 sq. miles (1.693037 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.653685 sq. miles (1.693037 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fredonia, ND — U.S. city in North Dakota Population (2000): 51 Housing Units (2000): 30 Land area (2000): 0.239552 sq. miles (0.620437 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.239552 sq. miles (0.620437 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fredonia, NY — U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 10706 Housing Units (2000): 3829 Land area (2000): 5.192667 sq. miles (13.448944 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.192667 sq. miles (13.448944 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.