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Candor is a town in Tioga County, New York, United States. The population was 5,305 at the 2010 census.The Town of Candor has a village named Candor. The town is south of Ithaca, New York.HistorySettlement of the town began around 1794 on land purchased as part of the Watkins and Flint Patent of 1794.The Town of Candor was formed from the Town of Spencer in 1811. Citizens wanted to name the town "Washington," but did not do so due to the existence of another town by that name in New York (Dutchess County). The source of the name "Candor" is unknown.Candor was the community identified as "Springdale" in Vidich and Bensman's 1958 book, "Small Town in Mass Society."GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 94.6 square miles (245.0 km²), of which, 94.5 square miles (244.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.New York State Route 96 intersects New York State Route 96B in Candor village.The West Branch of Owego Creek defines the east town line.Take a look at our United States road trip planning tool to refine the details of your trip to Candor.
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