History of the Village of Arkport, Steuben
From: Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted By: L. C. Aldrich and Others
D. Mason & Company, Publishers,
Syracuse, New York, 1896
THE VILLAGE OF ARKPORT. - This pretty and busy little hamlet of about 400 population is located in the extreme
northern part of the town of Hornellsville, in the vicinity where Chistopher Hurlbut made his first settlement,
and from which point the famous ark was sent down the Canisteo in 1800, laden with grain. Judge Hurlbut was the
founder of the place, the builder of the first mill and hotel, and also proprietor of the ark. Although this village
has never attained either population or business interests sufficient to justify incorporation, it is nevertheless
a place of some importance in the county, and as a shipping point for agricultural products it is quite noted.
It is a station on the Buffalo division of the Erie, and also on the Central New York and Western Railroad. Since
the construction of the road last mentioned the business interests have materially increased.