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Seneca County, NY History

Seneca County, New York

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


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The Seneca County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Just three pages in length, but still an important part of the historical record of Seneca County.  We also include Mather & Brockett's section on land grants and patents in New York State as background material.  3++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $1.00.

 Seneca County, NY in Mather and Brockett (1848)


The Seneca County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Seneca County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  The localities mentioned in boldface type in this chapter are: Covert, Farmersville, Halls Corners, Kellys Corners, Port Deposit, Fayette, Canoga, South Waterloo, Bearytown, Rose Hill, West Fayette, Junius, Dublin, West Junius, Thorntons corners, Lodi, Townsendville, Lodi Center, Lodi Landing, Ovid, Ovid Landing, Sheldrake Point, Ovid Center, Kidders Ferry, Scotts Corners, Romulus, Hyatts Corners, Romulus Center, Whitneys Landing, Cooleys Point, Freleighs Point, Seneca Falls, Tyre, Tyre City, Cruso, Varick, East Varick, McDuffeetown, Waterloo, and South Waterloo.  6+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $1.75.

Seneca County, NY from French's Gazetteer (1860)


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

See also:  Noted Women of the Genesee Country by Mary Hotchkin Hoag (undated). 

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


Seneca County was separated from Cayuga County in 1804.  You may also want to consult our Cayuga County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.

Seneca County was divided in 1817 to form a portion of Tompkins County, and then divided again in 1823 to form a portion of Wayne County.  You may want to consult our Tompkins County page and our Wayne County page for more information.


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