Yates is a town located in Orleans County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,510. The town in named after Joseph C. Yates, a governor of New York.
The Town of Yates was incorporated in 1822 from part of the Town of Ridgeway and was briefly called Northton. Yates is in the northwest part of the county.
Web Sites and Links
Town of YatesHistory and genealogy resources including cemeteries and census records, as well as contact information for the town clerk, historian, and library.