Yates County includes three of New York State's Finger Lakes. On the eastern border of Yates County is Seneca Lake, on the western border is Canandaigua Lake, and the mid/southern section is split by Keuka Lake. The scenic lakes and extensive wine industry make Yates County a popular tourist destination.
Main Industry: Yates County is host to a large agricultural base that also includes a thriving Mennonite population. Some of the various types of agriculture include dairy and crop farms, grape vineyards, and apple orchards.
Land: The topography varies from steep hills and valleys in the western townships of the county to relatively flat land in the northern townships to gently rolling hills and valleys in the south, east and central portions.
Education: Yates County is home to Keuka College and Finger Lakes Community College.
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- Benton, Town of
- Penn Yan, Village of (shared with the Town of Milo)
- Italy, Town of
- Jerusalem, Town of
- Middlesex, Town of
- Milo, Town of
- Potter, Town of
- Rushville, Village of (shared with the Town of Gorham, Ontario County)
- Starkey, Town of
- Dundee, Village of
- Torrey, Town of
- Dresden, Village of
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