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Hamburg, New York "Come to Discover. Stay for the Charm."

Hamburg is a town in Erie County, New York with a population of 56,936. It is named after the city of Hamburg in Germany. The town is on the western border and is one of the Southtowns in Erie County located south of Buffalo. The villages of Hamburg and Blasdell are in the town. Hamburg was formed as a town on March 20, 1812. The first town meeting took place on April 7, 1812, at Jacob Wright’s tavern at Wright’s Corners, which was renamed Abbott’s Corners, and now Armor. One of the early noted activities of the town board that year was to place a $5 bounty on wolf hides, due to the complaints of the local settlers who were being bothered by them. In 1868 the Erie County Fair came to the town and has been there since that time. The Seaway Trail, a National Scenic Byway, travels through Hamburg on New York Route 5, along the Lake Erie shoreline.

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2020). American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Retrieved from Census Reporter Profile page for Hamburg town, Erie County, NY <>