Hilton is a village in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population was 5,886 at the 2010 census. The community was named for the Rev. Charles A. Hilton.The Village of Hilton is within the Town of Parma.
In 1805, Jonathon Underwood came from Vermont and was the first to settle in the area now known as Hilton. Originally known as Unionville, the village was incorporated in 1885 as North Parma. In 1896, the name was changed to Hilton to honor Reverend Charles Augustus Hilton, a former pastor of the village's Freewill Baptist Church. Over 60% of the central business district was destroyed by fire in March 1965 and later rebuilt.
The entire community celebrates its apple growing heritage each fall with a two-day Apple Festival. Attractions include crafts, clowns, a large car show, and many different types of food.
At the end of July, Hilton holds its annual fireman's carnival with rides, food and excitement for all ages.
In the fall, Hilton is home to a corn maze which is one of the largest in the country at 20 acres. The maze has been run by Zarpentine Farms since 2001 and has thousands of guests from mid-September to the end of October.
Hilton hosts an annual Make-A-Difference-Day that incorporates students and community members in working throughout the community, including building raised gardens for its older population, running a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross, and collecting electronics for proper recycling.