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Cortland County, NY History

Cortland County, NY history

We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and local history from Cortland County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.


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The Cortland County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Very short, at three pages, but an essential part of the historical record of Cortland County.  We have also included the section of Mather & Brockett about land grants and patents in the New York State.  3++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $1.75.

 Cortland County NY in Mather & Brockett

 The Cortland County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a longer look at Cortland County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  The localities mentioned in boldface type in this chapter, quite a few of which can still be located today, are: Cincinnatus, Lower Cincinnatus, Cortlandville, Cortland Village, McGrawville, South Cortland, Blodgets Mills, Freetown, Freetown Corners, Harford, South Harford, Homer, East Homer, Little York, Lapeer, Hunts Corners, Marathon, Texas Valley, Preple, Preble Corners, Baltimore, Scott, Scott Center, Scott Corners, Solon, Taylor, Taylorville, Union Valley, Truxton, Cuyler, Keeney Settlement, Virgil, East Virgil, State Bridge, Franks Corners, Willet, and Dyersville.  7+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.00.

 Cortland County NY in French's Gazetteer

See also: Hotchkin's History of Western New York State, available on CD-ROM.


Cortland County was separated from Onondaga County in 1808.  You may also want to consult our Onondaga County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.


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