Rexville is located in the township of West Union on Rt 248 in the southwestern corner of Steuben County. Charles and Daniel Rexford built the first mill in 1849. There last name was the origin of Rexville. Almost all of the land was covered with hardwood forests. Clearing this timber provided work for the first settlers, along with making maple syrup from some of the maple trees that were left. The higher elevations ranging from 2,000 to 2,400 feet above sea level found suitable for agriculture. Here numerous dairy farms were developed.




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