Horseheads is a village of about 6,500 people in Chemung County. Horseheads is in the Town of Horseheads, north of the City of Elmira. The village was once a port on the Chemung Canal. New York State Route 17 and Interstate 86 pass through the village. State Route 14, a north-south highway, intersects NY-17 in the village, New York State Route 13 intersects NY-17 east of the village.