Cortland County, New York
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Cortland County History

Cortland County was formed by the splitting of Onondaga County in 1808.
Named after Pierre Van Cortlandt, president of the convention at Kingston that wrote the first New York State Constitution in 1777 and first lieutenant governor of the state.

County Seat: Cortland
Year Organized: 1808
Square Miles: 500

Cortland (county seat)

Cincinnatus * Cortlandville * Cuyler * Freetown * Harford * Homer * Lapeer *
Marathon * Preble * Scott * Solon * Taylor * Truxton * Virgil * Willet

Homer * Marathon * McGraw

Census-designated places
Blodgett Mills * Cortland West * Munsons Corners * Virgil

Courthouse Info:
County Courthouse
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045-2717

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Cortland County Data


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Census Records

Church Histories / Records

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Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records


Website Updates:
Aug 2016:  obits for LAMONT, CHENEY, DAVIS, JONES.  Crime News.  bio for PARKER





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