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Steuben County, New York is found in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of the state.  One of New York's most diverse counties, the 1400 square miles are a combination of quiet rural areas, a few bustling cities where economic growth is plentiful, and a traditional Amish community. 

The terrain of Steuben County, cut from glacier movement during the ice age, is one of rolling hills and deep valleys, with rich soil that grows field crops, fruits and vegetables.  Many roadside produce stands can be found on its quiet country lanes.   The northern part of the county lies on miles of coastline along Keuka Lake, considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the region, with miles of grape vineyards that produce fine wine.

Tourism has discovered Steuben County's beauty, and its many lakes are the joy of fishermen nationwide.  Trout, landlocked salmon, and some of the best bass fishing around lure fishing enthusiasts.  Steuben County has the highest deer population per square mile of any New York county, and ranks in the top 10% for turkey population, making Steuben County a hunter's  paradise.  When the autumn leaves start their brilliant color changes, Steuben County, NY becomes a paradise for everyone.

The population of the County was more than 98,000 according to the 2000 census.  The County seat is Bath, where the Steuben County Agricultural Fair is held each year, the oldest continuous Fair in the nation.  Craftsman abound in Bath, such as stone workers and archery bow makers

The city of Corning has its fair share of artists, too, and has long been known as a center for glass making and glass art.  The Corning Museum of Glass  holds one of the largest collections of glass in the world.  Corning, NY is also the home to two Fortune 500 companies: Corning Incorporated and the Dresser Rand  Company, a major manufacturing firm.  New industries are discovering the area, such as the new Photonics Devices Technology plant, located in nearby Erwin.

Steuben County is part of a Tri-County region, including Schuyler and Chemung Counties, which are being targeted for a New York Empire District Plan, attracting new business into this beautiful, pristine area.  Many local and state incentives exist to help this cause, and careful, visionary leadership is committed to retaining the natural, unspoiled beauty along with the close-knit, small town community atmosphere of the area.

Steuben County, NY while looking forward to a bright and promising future, holds tightly to all of the history and beauty that make it a worthwhile place to live.

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