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The Cradle of Aviation

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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Hammondsport is approximately 712 (2004), 661 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 388 (2000), 322 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hammondsport is 0.909 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hammondsport is 0.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.05 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hammondsport to Washington DC is 241 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hammondsport is positioned 42.40 degrees north of the equator and 77.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hammondsport elevation is 743 feet above sea level.
Hammondsport median income is $ 38,182 (2000).
The Hammondsport median home price is $ 67,200 (2000).


in western New York about 59 miles from Rochester. Nearby communities include Urbana, Wheeler, Bath, Bradford, Savona, Pulteney, and Wayne. Hammondsport is located in the Finger Lakes region and is on the southern tip of Keuka Lake.
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History & History Related Items

A Mr. Hammond had the community surveyed and laid out in 1827 and he named it Hammond's Port.

The community is also known as the Cradle of Aviation because of Glenn Curtiss who built a kitelike plane called the June-Bug and flew it on 4 July 1908. He was also famous for building and riding motorcycles.
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Glenn Hammond Curtiss
Hammondsport, Cradle of Aviation, is the birth and final resting place of Glenn Hammond Curtiss: aviation pioneer; lead designer and pilot of the June Bug, first official public exhibiton of a one kilometer flight; holder of pilots license number one; father of naval aviation. Visit the Curtiss Museum of Early Aviation and History of Hammondsport, NY at

Learn more about Hammondsport at this informative site.

Here is a nice Photo Gallery for Hammondsport.
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Hammondsport Chamber

Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce
47 Shethar Street
Hammondsport, New York 14840
Phone: 607-569-2989

Hammondsport Organizations

Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce
47 Shethar Street
Hammondsport, New York 14840
Phone: 607-569-2989 Hammondsport


The population of Hammondsport was:
1990 - 929
2000 - 731
2004 - 712

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