Steuben County, New York

Steuben County /stuːˈbɛn/ is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,990.[1] Its county seat is Bath.[2] Its name is in honor of Baron von Steuben, a German general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War, though it is not pronounced the same. There is no direct link between the Baron von Steuben and modern Steuben County, which he never visited (and in his day was near-wilderness).

Ontario County was established in 1789 to govern lands the state of New York had acquired in the Phelps and Gorham Purchase; at the time it covered the entirety of Western New York. Steuben County, much larger than today, was split off from Ontario County in 1796. In 1823 a portion of Steuben County was combined with a portion of Ontario County to form Yates County. Steuben County was further reduced in size in 1854 when a portion was combined with portions of Chemung and Tompkins counties to form Schuyler County.