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Lewis County, NY History

Lewis County, NY

We are happy to be able to offer five items of Lewis County, NY history and genealogy.  We hope to be able to offer additional items soon. 


Available for Download:

Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Lewis County at the 1860 Annual Meeting. 

A fascinating look at the inner operations of the government of Lewis County just before the Civil War. Contemporaneous with the Lewis County chapter from French's Gazetteer (see below).   24+ pages, PDF format.  $3.00

 Lewis County NY Supervisors (1860)


The Lewis County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).

French's Gazetteer is considered authoritative regarding the counties and towns of New York State circa 1860.  Many later gazetteers (including Child's) relied heavily on this information. The following localities are boldfaced in the text:  Croghan, Naumburg, Indian River, Belfort, Denmark, Copenhagen, Deer River, Diana, Harris, Sterlingbush, Blanchards Settlement, Grieg, Lyonsdale, Brantingham, Harrisburgh, South Harrisburgh, High Market, Lewis, West Leyden, Leyden, Port Leyden, Talcottville, Leyden Hill, Lowville, West Lowville, Stows Square, Smiths Landing, Martinsburgh, West Martinsburgh, Glensdale, Montague, Gardners Corners, New Bremen, Dayansville, Osceola, Pinckney, New Boston, Barnes Corners, Cronks Corners, Turin, Houseville, Watson, West Turin, Constableville, Collinsville, and Lyons Falls,   7+ pages, PDF format, download now for $2.25

 Lewis County from French's Gazetteer  


The Lewis County chapter from Mather and Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).

Just a dozen years earlier than French's Gazetteer, and the difference between the two is notable.  This treatment is terse, to say the least, but shows the development of the county and is a necessary part of the historical record. In addition to the three pages on Lewis County, we include the section of Mather and Brockett regarding land grants and patents in New York State.   3++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $1.75.

 Lewis County, from Mather and Brockett (1848)

Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lewis County for 1872-73

Names, occupations, acreage owned/leased, Post Office utilized -- the second of Child's series of county  gazetteers that we've published.  We believe that this is an absolute must for historians and genealogists with any interest in Lewis County and the people who lived here.  Follow the link for more information about this publication.  CLICK HERE to see more information information about the Lewis County Gazetteer.


Lewis County Public Relief in 1906

We provide here seven pages from a three-volume set we recently obtained surveying public charity in New York State in 1906.  While many of the larger institutions in other counties, particularly those operated by New York State, were covered in lengthy separate articles in these volumes, and most counties required more than five pages to document their own public welfare activities and facilities, Lewis County's brief section will provide information about yet another time in the history of that county.  Download now in PDF format for $2.00



See also:  relevant material in the NYS Canal Commissioners Report for 1878 available for download on our New York State Miscellany page.


Lewis County was separated from Oneida County in 1805.  You may also want to consult our Oneida County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.


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