Binghamton is located in the south-central part of the state of New York and is a city and the seat of Broome County. It sits in Chenango and Susquehanna rivers confluence near the Pennsylvania border and south of Syracuse. Together with Johnson City and Endicott, the three forms part the Triple Cities. The area was first settled in 1787 and is the site of the Ochenang or Iroquois village, which has been known as Chenango Point, but was later on named after the owner of the land tracts and on both sides of the Susquehanna, William Bingham. The Erie Railroad first arrived in 1848 and the village prospered with the establishment of the Chenango and Erie canals. The area was the leading manufacturer of photo supplies, electronic equipment, and machinery, book composition, binding, and printing are important economic activities. It was the dairy, livestock, and poultry industries that helped augment the economy. Binghamton is also the home of the two operating wood-carved carousels in 1920.
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