North Tonawanda – North Tonawanda is a city in Niagara County, New York. The city is named after Tonawanda Creek, its south border. Tonawanda is the Seneca tongue meaning “Swift Running Water”. The population was 31,568 at the 2010 census. Tonawanda Creek, which flows into the Niagara River, once had large stretches of rapids until it was tamed with the construction of the Erie Canal. The city also calls itself “The Lumber City”, due to its past primary industry and once was the largest port on the Great Lakes during the height of the Erie Canal.
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