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Cheektowaga is a town (also a census-designated place, see below) in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 88,226.The town is located in the north-central part of the county. It is the second largest suburb of Buffalo, New York after the town of Amherst. contains a census-designated place also named Cheektowaga. Both the census-designated place and town are home to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the principal airport of Erie County.Villa Maria College, Empire State College, and the Walden Galleria are located in Cheektowaga. The village of Sloan and a little of Depew are in the town of Cheektowaga.HistoryCheektowaga was first settled by the Seneca people of the Iroquois Confereacy, who named the location Chictawauga, meaning "land of the crabapples" in the Seneca language. Cheektowaga was formed from Amherst on March 22, 1839, and on the formation of West Seneca on October 16, 1851, was reduced to its present limits—about 33sqmi. Throughout the 19th century, it was referred to by its original name, Chictawauga.
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