Limestone, NY


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Limestone is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 411 at the 2000 census.
The former village lies in the southern part of the Town of Carrollton and is six miles north of the city of Bradford, Pennsylvania. The name is said to derive from the rapid deterioration of some excavated skeletons, which quickly became white dust upon exposure to air.[citation needed]
The Village of Limestone was incorporated in 1877.[citation needed] In 2008, 187 village residents signed a petition calling for the village's dissolution. It was predicted that as a result of dissolution, both village and town residents would see their taxes decrease, by four and 46 percent respectively. Additionally, the town would receive $750,000 in state aid. The village's incorporation was dissolved following the successful passage of a referendum on October 13, 2009; the dissolution took effect January 1, 2011. Of the village's 229 registered voters, 97 voted, 71 of them in favor of dissolution.