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was formed on March 1, 1816 from Oneida and Onondaga County. It
contains an area of 1.038 miles and is land surface is generally level
or gentle rolling hills. On the Northeast lies Lake Ontario, to
the Southeast is Oneida Lake, the county has the a considerable amount
of waterways. At the mouth of the Oswego River is the Oswego
Harbor. The county plays an important role in the internal water
communications of New York State. Its name was derived from the
Indian On-ti-ah-an-taque. Early French explores called it
"Chomaquen". The area east of the Oswego River was formed out of
Oneida County and the area west of the Oswego River out of Onondaga
County. The first settlers of the County were principally engaged
in the manufacture of lumber and potash.
district comprises the towns of Albion, Amboy, Constantia, Hastings,
Mexico, New Haven, Orwell, Parish, Redfield, Richland, Sandy Creek, West
Monroe, and Williamstown; and the western district the towns of Granby,
Hannibal, Oswego, Palermo, Schroeppel, Scriba, Volney, and the city of
Oswego county is rich in American History it was claimed by the French
and in the French and Indian War of 1753, Fort Ontario was erected at
the Oswego Harbor on the bluffs by the British and in 1756 the French
under Montcalm destroyed the fort. In 1758 the British regained control
and during the Revolutionary War was the British headquarters on the
western frontier. In 1796 it was surrendered to the American's control.
46 E Bridge
Oswego, NY 13126-2118
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Williamstown, Sandy Creek, Scriba, Schroppel, Hastings, New
Haven, Orwell, Palmero, Parish, Redfield, Richland, and West
Monroe Townships prior to 1890.
Marriages Baker-Cavellier, Beale-Manor,
Burnham-Freatman, Buske-Barry, Ciosmak-Calka,
Clark-Wood, Coatta-Crimmins, Cronk-Delong,
Dawley-Sullivan, Demm-Pelin, Dimon-Clark Douglas-Bushnell,
Edick-DeWolf, Freeden-McKinstry, Greene-Blaise,
Hardy-Frazier, Hasto-Webb, Heath-Wilber,
Houth-Halligan, Ingalls-Morgan, Janezek-Siembor,
Jerige-Smith, Kalafarski-Krauczyk, Knoop-Sova,
Landphere-Cronk, Lincoln-Cummins, Lowe-Miers,
Mccaw-Vincent, Miller-Granger, Moss-Belisle,
Mount-Ware, Ottman-Alexander, Prior-Poorman,
Rustucio-Butta, Salisbury-Raymers, Schumaker-Windey,
Schwitter-Schiesser, Seeley-Fradenburg, Spoon-Holly,
, Stevens-Battles Torney-Bennett, Vargo-Lewis,
Whorrall-Condron, Young-Rathbun. Combined Obituary for
Edward, Patience, and John Baker. Deaths recorded in Oswego
August 2017: Disappearance of Mr. James Smith of Hastings.
Obit Carlos Jennings, Ann Hessen, Oswego Parson's House Fire,
Marriages Cole-Medham, Carpenter-Tillapaugh. Account of
Phoenix Fire. Tornado in Oswego County. Phoenix - Sweet
Manufacturing Fire. Oswego City Fires. Obit for Brower
Crimmins. Naming of Grampus Bay. Listing
of Communities of Oswego County. Listing of Oswego
County Newspapers and dates of publications.
July 2017: Annual Report of the Superintendent of
Public Instruction for Oswego County - The Thirty-Fourth
Annual Report (1888)
June 2017: Obit for
Vena Butler, Charles Moyer Crime News Story, Real Estate
Transactions Baker-Hills, Flint-Johnston,
Hubbard-Douglass, Johnston-Burliers, Buliers-Johnston,
Coville-Cally, Jones-Jones, House-House, Low-Warn,
Cally-Wright, Vickery-Cally, Downs-Seamans, Haines-Thorpe.
Mariages: Burrow-House. Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public
Instruction for Oswego County - The Thirty-Fourth Annual Report (1888)
Updated the listing of Oswego
County Cemeteries and added directions to cemeteries. Obits for
Goettel, Abraham L., Goettel, Arnold J.. Brigadier General Hugh
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