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Niagara County, New York


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The City Of Smokeless Power

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Lockport is approximately 22,650 (1998), 21165 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,374 (1990), 9153 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lockport is 22.107 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.321 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lockport to Washington DC is 308 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 262 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lockport is positioned 43.16 degrees north of the equator and 78.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in western New York about 20 miles northeast of Buffalo and 18 miles east of Niagara Falls.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Lockport.

The Lockport Locks and the Erie Canal.

In 1817, the Erie Canal was begun in Rome, New York. Work moved along through the wilderness of the western portion of the state. The canal had to climb nearly 80 feet up a cliff before turning towards Lake Erie. It took five locks to take the canal up the escarpment. Nicknamed the "Flight of Five," the locks are what made the Erie Canal possible. The portion of the canal in the Lockport area was the most difficult part of the construction.

Here is a good history page for the City of Lockport.
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Lockport is a city in the northwestern part of New York State. The city is on the New York State Barge Canal System and got its name from the set of large canal locks which allow boats on the canal to traverse the Niagara Escarpment (about a 50-foot drop-off). The Town of Lockport surrounds the city on all sides and has a population of about 18,629 (1998 figures).

Lots of good information about Lockport.

Lockport Locks/Canal Emporium and Erie Canal Cruises, Inc.
210 Market Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 433-6155
Toll-free: 1-800-378-0352
Fax: (716) 433-3679
A unique narrated cruise along the Old Erie Canal while passing through historic sites and five original 1825 locks. Cruise boat is raised and lowered 50 feet in the only double locks on the Erie Canal. Historic information about the Canal on display in the Emporium's Interpretive Center. Please call for current hours and admission fees

Lockport Cave Tours
21 Main St.
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716)439-4984
This is a tour of a man made water power tunnel blasted out over 150 years ago by fire hydrant inventor Birdsill Holly. The tour also includes a walking tour of the Erie Canal Locks. Because of the age of the tunnel natural cave formations such as stalactites and flowstone can be observed.

William Morgan
The inventor of Volleyball.
He was born in Lockport on 23 January 1870. He worked here in his father's boatyard building canal boats.
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Lockport City Government

Lockport, New York official website
Use this page to contact the city or town of Lockport.

Lockport is the County Seat for Niagara County.

Lockport Tourism
One Locks Plaza
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: 716-433-3828

Lockport Community Events

Memorial Day
Lockport Monday Night Cruises
Place: Main Street
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Optimist Club
The Lockport Monday Night Cruises is an event for the whole family. Main Street is blocked off from all car traffic unless the car is being featured in the show. But it's more than a car show, it's a family event. You can walk up and down Main Street with your friends, have dinner at one of the many vendors sponsoring the event, enjoy the theme nights, and much more. Go to for more information.

Lockport Schools

Lockport City School District
130 Beattie Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094-5099
Phone: 716 478-4811 Lockport


The population of Lockport was:
1990 - 24,426
1998 - 22,650

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