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Possible Sundown Towns in NY

[This list is a work in progress. You can assess the information provided to form your own determination as to whether the town is a confirmed sundown town. If you have additional information, pro or con, please email it to Stephen Berrey. Also note: some towns are *’d. They are not suspected sundown towns but are listed for other reasons. If your research (or ours) convinces you that a town was a sundown town, consider helping it transcend its white supremacist past. Goshen, IN, and La Crosse, WI, discussed on this website, provide examples of places that have done so. Also, make sure that descriptions of the town in state encyclopedias, Wikipedia, etc., acknowledge that it was a sundown town.]


Amherst
Attica
Belle Terre
Bennington
Brighton
Bronxville
Buffalo*
Chazy*
Cohoes*
Cold Spring
Cooperstown
Copiague
Cove Neck
Delmar
Elmont*
Floral Park
Garden City
Glen Head
Glens Falls*
Green Island
Hamburg
Irondequoit
Johnsburg
Johnson City
Levittown
Mexico
Miller Place
New York*
North Amityville*
North Tonawanda
Nunda
Oceanside
Orchard Park
Pelham Manor
Penfield
Pleasantville
Rochester*
Roosevelt
Roscoe
Saratoga Springs
Sayville
Scarsdale*
Sea Cliff
Seaford
Smithtown*
Tonawanda
Tuxedo Park
Valley Stream
Voorheesville
West Elmira
Westchester County
Whitesboro
Yaphank
Yonkers*

*Not a suspected sundown town but of interest for other reasons.


Know of a town that should be on this list? Know of a town that has taken steps to leave its white supremacist past behind? Either way, email Stephen Berrey, and tell us about it.

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