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Swormville is a hamlet in the eastern part of Amherst and the western part of Clarence, New York, USA.

Named after Adam Schworm, a prominent landowner and businessman who built a store on the Clarence side of Transit Road, Swormville has a population of 17,694.[1] Swormville was originally dubbed "Schwormville," and has also been occasionally referred to as "Swormsville."

History

Bavarian and French immigrants began settling in the Swormville area during the late 1830s following a heavy migration of German people and the subsequent separation of Alden and Newstead. The Rev. John Neumann, a Catholic missionary, founded the "Parish of the Transit", now known as St. Mary's. He used to walk to Swormville from his headquarters in Williamsville. [2] Immigrants from Palma and Motavia began to settle here in the 1800s as well.

Geography

The community is bisected by Transit Road, NY Route 78, an important north-south highway.

Swormville is located in Western New York and is northeast of Buffalo.


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