ALFRED , a
See also:village in the township of Alfred, Allegany
See also:county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., about 75 M . S.W. of
See also:Buffalo . Pop. of the township, including the village (1900), 1615; (1910 U . S.
See also:census) 1590 . Pop. of the village (I goo) 756; (1910 U . S. census) 759 . The township is served, at Alfred station, by the
See also:Erie railway . The village, which. is connected by stage with the station, is situated at the junction of two valleys and commands delightful views of
See also:mountain scenery . On the west slope of
See also:Hill is Alfred University (co-educational), which embraces a
See also:college (non-sectarian), an academy (non-sectarian) and a theological seminary (Seventh-
See also:Day Baptist) . Closely associated with it also, and under the management of the university trustees, is the New York State School of
See also:Clay-Working and Ceramics (igoo), one of the most efficient
See also:schools of the kind in the
See also:country . In 1908 the legislature of New York appropriated $8o,000 for the
See also:establishment of a state school of
See also:agriculture in connexion with the university . The institution had its beginning in 1836 in a private school .
See also:developed into an academy, which- in 1843 was incorporated as Alfred Academy and Teachers' Seminary; in 1857 the university was chartered under its
See also:present name . The
See also:industry of the village is the manufacture of roofing tiles . The township of Alfred lies within the territory
See also:purchased by Robert
See also:Morris in 1791 . He sold it in the same
See also:year to a
See also:resident in
See also:London, England . Their
See also:agent sold most of it to settlers and, it is said, named the township, when it was organized in 18o6, in
See also:honour of Alfred the
See also:Great . The first settlement within its present limits was made in 1807 . For several years most of the settlers were Seventh-Day
See also:Baptists, and in 1812 they organized a
See also:church here . The village of Alfred was chartered in 1887 . J . S . Minard, Allegany County and its
See also:People (Alfred, 1896) .
HENRY ALFORD (1810–1871)
ALFRED ERNEST ALBERT
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