Chemung County, New York Cemeteries
Chemung County is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Chemung County. Its name is derived from the name of a Delaware Indian village (meaning "big horn"). Its county seat is Elmira. Many signs posted along roads in Chemung County refer to the area as "Mark Twain Country" because of the many years the author lived and wrote in Elmira.
Chemung County was formed from 520 square miles (1,300 km2) of Tioga County in 1836. In 1854, Chemung County was divided and 110 square miles (280 km2) became Schuyler County, reducing Chemung to 410 square miles (1,100 km2), its current size.
Chemung County is in the southwestern part of New York State, along the Pennsylvania border, in a part of New York called the Southern Tier and is also part of the Finger Lakes Region.
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