The Township of Independence was formed from Alfred, NY on March 16, 1821. It lies in the Southeast corner of Allegany County. A small group of settlers founded Green’s Corners, which later became known as Independence, New York There were three separate settlements which included Green’s Corner’s, Whitesville, and Spring Mills. These three locations were once “bustling” during their early years. Each of these locations had stores and a post office, with Whitesville being the hub. It is hard to imagine the struggles these early residents had to endure as they worked to live and survive the new territory.



~ Town of Independence Public Hearing on Wind Energy Systems Law and regular meeting
Time: Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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~ Decemeber 9, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda
Local Law #1 of 2021: Wind Energy Facilities
Legal Notice of Public Hearing - Wind Law 2021
The Town of Independence is in the process of doing a revaluation project for the 2022 tax roll year.  If you have any concerns, please call the assessor's office.  It would benefit each property owner to check to be sure the inventory on your property is correct.

~ Assessment Roll Notice
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