The Town of Holland was established in 1818 from part of the (now defunct) Town of Willink, which once included all the southern part of Erie County. The name "Holland" is one of the few surviving remnants of the Dutch investors who once owned this region. Like the Town of Willink, the locations named after these investors have been given new names. Many of the original town buildings met their fate due to fire. Ironically, today the Holland Historical Society resides in the original fire hall on Main Street.
New York State Route 16 is a major north-south highway through the town.
The East Branch of Cazenovia Creek flows northward through Holland.
In 2008, for the 75th Anniversary celebration, a group of sixth grade students created the following video, which documents the history of Holland Central Schools - http://www.holland.wnyric.org/75thAnniversary
The school web site - Holland Central Schools
There were 1,332 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $46,708, and the median income for a family was $55,885. Males had a median income of $40,670 versus $25,886 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,196. About 8.0% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.
FISHERS TOWN GOVERNMENT ACADEMY EARNS STATE AWARD, TOWN OFFICIALS ISSUE A CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR FALL ACADEMY
Aug 29, 2007; The town of Fishers issued the following press release: The Town of Fishers' third Town Government Academy (TGA) is set to begin...