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Candor is a town in Tioga County, New York, USA. The population was 5,317 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Candor has a village named Candor. The town is south of Ithaca, New York.

Settlement of the town began around 1795 on land purchased as part of the Watkins and Flint Patent of 1794.

The Town of Candor was formed from the Town of Spencer in 1811. Citizens wanted to name the town "Washington," but did not do so due to the existence of another town by that name in New York (Dutchess County). The source of the name "Candor" is unknown.

Candor was the community identified as "Springdale" in Vidich and Bensman's 1958 book, "Small Town in Mass Society."

 

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