Bath is a village in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 5,641 at the 2000 census. Bath is the county seat of Steuben County. The community was named either for the English city or for Lady Bath, daughter of William Pulteney, one of the original landowners. The Village of Bath is in the Town of Bath and is northwest of Elmira, New York. Bath is the location of a VA Medical Center, Bath National Cemetery, and the Steuben County Fair, the oldest continuous fair in the United States.