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Nichols is a town in Tioga County, New York, USA. The town contains a village also called Nichols. The town is on the south border of both the county and the state. The town is halfway between Binghamton and Elmira. The population was 2,525 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Colonel Nichols, an early landowner.HistoryThe Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through the area, destroying native settlements. The first permanent settlers arrived before 1787, but they were regarded as squatters by the first official settler, who arrived about 1791.The town of Nichols was established in 1824 from part of the town of Tioga.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.7 square miles (89.8 km²), of which, 33.7 square miles (87.3 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (2.77%) is water.The Susquehanna River marks the north town line and the south town line is the state line of Pennsylvania.The Southern Tier Expressway (New York State Route 17 and future Interstate 86) passes across the town south of the Susquehanna River. New York State Route 282 connects NY-17 to the Pennsylvania state line.
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