WikiMedia Graphic Niagara County, named from the Indian word Onguiaahra; meaning the straight or thunder of waters, is a county within New York State located at the northwestern corner of the state. Niagara County contains the cities of Lockport, the county seat, and Niagara Falls. Niagara County is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls MSA.

Niagara County was founded in 1808, covers 1,140 square miles (only 523 is land), and had a 2000 population of 219,846.

Niagara County is home to the western terminus of the Erie Canal between the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. The canal passes through Lockport and Middleport on its way east into Orleans County.

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