Oswego County
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Oswego County


Oswego County 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.   

The eastern 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.

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.

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County Courthouse
46 E Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2118

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Website Updates:.

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

 

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)
May 2017: Updated the listing of Oswego County Cemeteries and added directions to cemeteries. Obits for Goettel, Abraham L., Goettel, Arnold J.. Brigadier General Hugh Phillip Goettel. 


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